Merrick's Art
by Merrick's Art

Capes are huge this season, so of course I had to try my hand at making one. I have a bunch of oversized scarves in my drawer, and since they’re the perfect size for this kind of project I raided the drawer and used a plaid one from Old Navy.

This is such an easy refashion and you could whip it up in less than thirty minutes! Click READ MORE below to find the step by step instructions.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 blanket scarf OR 2 yards fabric (a lightweight wool or flannel works great!)

matching thread

Step 1. Fold your fabric in half, lengthwise, as shown below.

Step 2. Cut down the middle from one end up to the folded edge.

Step 3. Serge or zigzag around the opening you just cut, then fold the edges under and hem around the entire opening.

Step 4. This last step is optional, but I like to add a few stitches to create sleeves so the cape hangs correctly and you’re not constantly adjusting. Sew 4-5” across each side (as shown in the image below) to create pseudo sleeves for your cape. [note: when I folded my cape in half to mark these sleeves, I didn’t fold it evenly, as you can see along the bottom. This creates a little less boxiness when you wear the cape, but is optional].

And that’s it — you’re done!


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  • Dian Dian on Oct 09, 2022

    I love this, thank you so much but I'm wondering... What is the original size of the scarf?

    • Angela Schapiro Angela Schapiro on Oct 10, 2022

      A blanket scarf is huge... She also said 2 yards of fabric. I would keep my scarf as is and buy fabric!

  • Kelly Kelly on Oct 10, 2022

    Cute and easy. I actually have a heavy knit, I call it a wrap. It is simply the one cut halfway up lengthwise, of course it's not cut because it was knitted that way. I love it.

    By the way, your fold is crosswise not lengthwise.