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    DIY No Sew Frozen Cape

    Posted by  ·  September 25, 2014

    This No Sew Frozen Cape can be made in about 15 mins! Lets say thirty minutes if you have to run to the store for the felt.  Bella was invited to a Frozen Birthday party and was asked to go in character.  She decided to go as Olaf and I made a nose.  After she saw the nose she said, “I would rather be Anna!” Oh No!  I looked at the clock and had 45 mins before the party started. I went to the fabric store and grabbed some felt and came home and cut and glued and she arrived as Anna right on time for the party!

    no sew frozen cape

    Supplies for No Sew Frozen Cape

    2 yards 72 inch wide craft felt
    2 – 28 inch long pieces of ribbon
    2 yards decorative trim (pom pom fringe or fur trim)
    glue gun
    sharp scissors

    How to make a Frozen Cape

    Lay out felt with fold on the right side..

    frozen cape tutorial step 1

    Fold over the top left corner to right side.

    frozen cape tutorial step 2

    Carefully flip felt over and fold again.

    frozen cape tutorial step 3With sharp scissors cut an arc through all layers of felt. If it is too difficult open felt up one fold and cut the arc.

    cutting frozen cape

    Open up felt one fold and cut an arc at the top for the neck hole. Main part of cape is now finished!

    frozen cape cutting neck

    How to make the capelet

    Lay out extra felt.

    capelet tutorial step 1

    Fold felt over and cut an arc.

    capelet cutting instructions

    Cut an arc at the top for the neck. Try to make it the same arc as the main cape so the neck areas will match up.

    frozen cape cutting instructions

    With scissors round off non folded edge of capelet.

    shaping Frozen capelet instructions

    Hot glue decorative trim along the outside edge of the capelet. This can also be sewn.

    decorative trim for capelet

    Lay capelet on top of large cape.  Sandwich a length of ribbon on each side of the neck. Place hot glue in between the layers of felt along neck, making sure to to secure the ribbon ties with glue.

    Frozen cape tutorial

    Finished! Let it go!

    no sew frozen cape

     

     

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    Comments

    1. Arlene Baldaia
      Saturday, October 10th, 2015
      I cannot understand how to make the second fold. When I flip it over is the folded edge now on the left? If so what do I do next?
    2. Alicia
      Friday, May 29th, 2015
      Hi,
      This looks just fantastic and I am dying to make it - but can you please clarify exactly how much material you used? It says 2 yards by 72 inches which would be a square, which it clearly isn't in your pictures, whether you begin folded or not. Thanks so much for any advice!
    3. Yafit
      Sunday, February 15th, 2015
      Looks so easy! I want to make this as part of a family costume, do you know how much it would be for an adult cape?
      Thanks so much!
    4. Brenda
      Sunday, January 11th, 2015
      It is ridiculously frustrating when measurements, as well as details, are omitted. Had to return fabric because as everyone pointed out, your fabric is much smaller than what you advised to purchase .
      • Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
        so sorry Brenda, I am going to show a video to make it easier to understand. The flip is confusing, I only do this so you can see the edge of the fabric. As long as you make and arc and include all layers is should be fine.
    5. Joanie Deutsch
      Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
      I'm making this for my daughter, ran out and got all the materials, and now I'm stuck at the flip over and fold second step. I don't understand. I've read all the comments and even read your explanation and don't get it either. A video would be wonderful!!!!!
    6. Cathy Laughlin
      Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
      Thanks sooo much for the Frozen "no sew" cape pattern. I have 15 grandchildren, 6 are girls ages 2 to 9. This will make a great Christmas gift. Happy Holiday to you and yours. cathy
    7. Thursday, December 4th, 2014
      You just saved my life!!! My little girl has to be a frozen character in the parade on Sunday and we have the Anna dress, but it is supposed to be cold! I have not conquered the sewing machine yet so this is absolutely up my alley! Thank you so much for the detailed tutorial. Looks simple enough!
    8. Michelle Roderick
      Saturday, November 1st, 2014
      Thanks so much. This really saved the day. Only 40 degrees here last night. You are super mom!
    9. Nancy
      Friday, October 31st, 2014
      Figured out #16 (my own question)……I just layed the fabric out flat (no folds and shorter sides on the top and bottom). I picked up the top right corner and folded it down toward the bottom left. Then flip the fabric over and fold the left side over to the right (almost like a paper airplane fold). Flip the fabric back over again and you will see the shortest triangle ….cut an arch in the bottom of that triangle. This way gives you less material in front (more like a cape). Can practice with an 8 ½ x 11" piece of paper.
    10. Nancy
      Friday, October 31st, 2014
      Does anyone know how to make a longer cape? It seems like you are limited by the length of the first fold.
    11. Eunice
      Thursday, October 30th, 2014
      So very cute! But I am also confused with the "flip over" instructions. Any insight would be much appreciated!! Thanks!
    12. Jedda
      Thursday, October 30th, 2014
      That still didn't make sense at step two. It might be easier to think: flip it over so the original fold is on the left then fold to the right again. That part is not hard to do, just hard to explain!
    13. Jedda
      Thursday, October 30th, 2014
      Thanks for the idea of using felt. Here are a few things I learned while making it:
      No matter what I did with my felt it didn't look like your pictures at step one and two. So I got some paper and tried folding it to make sure I wasn't going to ruin my fabric. I think you must not have had a full two yards of fabric. I could make it work with paper but the proportions were shorter than 2 yards. In reality, it's a much longer rectangle than you have pictured. In the end I decided it didn't matter since you only cut to the top fold. I have some extra fabric left but I will use it to make some little mittens and a headband/cap.
      Next, step two where you flip it over and fold again: it's helpful to know that your original fold is now on the left.
      When cutting the smaller part it would be helpful to point out that in your photo the fold is now at the top of he photo. Also, useful to know the finished length of both pieces. My long cape turned out to be about 30 inches from neck to bottom after I cut the neck. That is measuring the front edge. The smaller cape on mine is about 11 inches long measuring the same way. Also I will point out that the smaller cape is only folded in half when you trim the curved edges.
      Hope that helps anyone else. Great idea and I'm sure your daughter loved it! Way to get it done in time!
    14. wendy
      Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
      Thank you thank you thank you! I am not really good as sewing. Once I tried to make napkins with leftover cloth. There was not a straight edge nor proper corner to be had. I resigned myself to be the mom who bought all costumes... And then I could not find an Anna cape, for my daughter's costume. I looked on pinterest and found this. AND I MADE IT! It isn't too pretty up close, but my daughter squealed in delight when she saw it and from a distance it's perfect. Thank you for such an easy tutorial!!!
    15. Sarah B
      Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
      I just ran out and purchased all the materials, but I am confused on how to get started. My fabric, off the bolt, came in a long rectangle and looks nothing like the first picture. Did you ever publish a video to help? We care down to crunch time and I would love any help you can offer. Thank you!
    16. Marie Kennedy
      Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
      Hi Cindy, I am trying to tackle this cape project that sounds so easy however, like the last person that posted I do not understand the third step either. I try to flip over and fold again but it doesn't look like ur folds. Did u ever make a video? Thanks for any help u can offer!
    17. Sam5h79
      Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
      I wrote in yesterday, but don't see my request for the video. Will you post a video so it would give a visual to what you have done. This is such an awesome idea!!
    18. Sa5m79
      Monday, October 27th, 2014
      Yes! Would you show a video? That would be great! We are trying to figure it out right now, and I'm a bit confused. Thank you for this amazing idea! I can send my girls out into Halloween weather and they can stay warm.
    19. Sheri
      Monday, October 27th, 2014
      I am about to make a cape and yours seems the most easiet, but what I am struggle with is the third step where you say:Carefully flip felt over and fold again.

      Are you flipping the felt over and which way is the fold going? Any further help you can give on that part would be greatly appreciated.
      • Monday, October 27th, 2014
        You don't need to flip over, it is just when you fold as is it is hard to see where to cut. You want to cut at the shortest edge and it is harder to see if it is inside.
    20. mkb
      Saturday, October 25th, 2014
      Maybe it is just me but I found this VERY difficult to follow. Your fabric dimensions look nothing like what I have. In your pictures the fabric looks more square like and mine is looking more rectangular.....2 yards (72 inches) by 2 72 inches wide (2 yards)....once you flip it over and fold I can not get it to look anything like your picture....any insight?!!!
      • Monday, October 27th, 2014
        I left the fabric as it comes off the bolt, so it should be folded when you begin. Does this help? Maybe I should make a video, would that help?
    21. Gina
      Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
      Looks great and easy!
      Thanks you for tutorial!
    22. Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
      Hi!
      I love this cape, however I am confused with the flip over and fold again part. Can you help me out???

      Thanks!
      • Monday, October 27th, 2014
        I only flipped so the short edge remains visible so I knew where to cut. I am so sorry everyone I made this confusing.
    23. Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
      Oh my goodness, I totally LOVE this! My girls are still over the moon for frozen and I WAS in desperate need of help on making their costumes! Thank you so much, I will be making this today!
    24. Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
      Thank you so very much for this tutorial! You inspired me to just get my little girlie's cape done! She threw a fit (she's 2) when she found out she would be a witch for halloween. We're talking full on apocalypse is coming. When I asked her what she wanted to be, of course it was Anna. This tutorial rocks! I used it as a stepping off point and I am truly so grateful! THANK YOU!
    25. Tiffany
      Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
      Never mind!!! I missed the "fold" instruction on the first step...hope this goes well ;) I thank you for the no-sew instruction for those of us that are not very crafty!!

      Thank you,

      Tiffany
    26. Tiffany
      Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
      Help!!! I am trying to make this in the few minutes that I have and am confused. 2 yards of 72" felt would be a 72X72 square...but this is a rectangle, and leaves the space when folded over. my square (obviously) becomes a triangle. Clarify please?

      THANK YOU!!

      Tiffany
    27. Amy
      Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
      Also...I'm wanting to make an adult sized one...is there a similar way to do this while having the main cape part be longer?
    28. Amy
      Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
      I'm having the same issue as Meghan Hughes....I can't figure out the first flip over step... could you explain it more?
    29. Susan Benjamin
      Monday, October 20th, 2014
      I am also having trouble laying the felt out. Mine does not look like yours. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance. It looks so cute.
    30. Amanda
      Monday, October 20th, 2014
      Thank you so much for this! We made two of these (Anna and Elsa) for Halloween in just a few hours. My sister-in-law took the extra step of actually stitching on the trim. It took a while to wrap our heads around how to do the folds too (we had extra fabric so it didn't exactly look like what's shown in the photo). They turned out amazing and oh so cute! They'll be perfect for keeping them warm while out trick or treating.
    31. Jennifer
      Sunday, October 19th, 2014
      I am lost on the flipping over part, too. I also feel like even though I purchased the recommended amount of felt, that I have too much. When I lay mine out on the table it looks like I have considerably more fabric than it appears in the pictures here.
    32. Sunday, October 19th, 2014
      If I hadn't already cut my fabric I totally would've made this! Well done!
    33. Beth
      Friday, October 17th, 2014
      I'm with Meghan … I'm a total novice, which is why I was going to try to do no sew … my fabric, at 2 yards, looks almost twice as big as yours in the picture, and we cannot figure out the "flipping over" step. Could you provide a bit more instruction for us newbies, please? Making this for Halloween photos on Saturday … Thank you!!
    34. Julie S.
      Thursday, October 16th, 2014
      I'm with Meghan Hughes, I am lost on the flipping over step as well. Any further explanation would be greatly appreciated!(:
    35. Lisa
      Thursday, October 16th, 2014
      I can also use some help with the flipping over step. It's probably really simple, but for some reason I can't seem to figure it out!
    36. Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
      I love this cape! Especially the easy no sew part!! My daughter was also invited to a frozen birthday party but can't wear store bought costume because she has SPD . So I always have to make hers so they don't irritate her skin. I wish I could have seen this post because I didn't make her a cape because everything I found either they are to hard for my limited skills or the were made using tulle which to my girl is the equivalent of sand paper! I will have to make this cape using your tutorial! Here is the Ana Costume I was able to come up with :) http://isabellasspectrumdesigns.com/2014/10/12/sensory-approved-frozen-inspired-ana-costume/
    37. Vil
      Sunday, October 12th, 2014
      So cute! This is the best tutorial I've found..easy, and looks awesome! Thank you!
    38. Meghan Hughes
      Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
      I am making an Anna costume for my daughter and I am totally lost on the flipping over step for the cape...I can't figure out how to do it...I cannot get it to look even close...lol. Could you maybe explain it a little bit more? Thanks
    39. Friday, September 26th, 2014
      it turned out lovely, kids would really love this and I'm going to make one for my daughter, halloween is near she needs to have it for their party :)
    40. Thursday, September 25th, 2014
      Fantastic!!! Love love love