Things You'll Need
- Tape measure
- Fleece fabric
- 1 1/2 yard ribbon, 1"
- Safety pins
- White faux fur
- Fabric glue or glue gun
- Black sharpie, optional
Create a regal fur-trimmed cloak without sewing a stitch. Fleece fabric is a good choice; it looks rich and heavy and it does not need to be hemmed. The cloak can be worn over a choir robe or a graduation gown. Add a belt of thick gold cord around the robe and accessorize with a large medallion on a gold cord necklace. A plastic crown will add the finishing touch.
Measure around the wearer's shoulders. Cut a rectangle of fleece this width and the desired length of the cape. Fleece will not fray when you cut it.
Pin two 18-inch lengths of 1-inch ribbon to the top corners of the cape for ties. Cut the ends of the ribbon at an angle to prevent fraying
Cut strips of white faux fur and glue them around the edges of the rectangle with fabric glue or a glue gun.
Make dots on the white fur with a sharpie to make it look like ermine, if desired.
Choose fleece in a "royal" color, such as blue, red or purple. The fur will look best if it is all flowing in the same direction. It should go from the top to the bottom of the cloak. Use a different color of fur, if you wish.
Camela Bryan's first published article appeared in "Welcome Home" magazine in 1993. She wrote and published SAT preparation worksheets and is also a professional seamstress who has worked for a children's theater as a costume designer and in her own heirloom-sewing business. Bryan has a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Florida.