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Astar's Craft: Fleece Cape

With Astar

Fleece Cape

If you would like to make something warm and practical for your mother or yourself or a friend, then have a go at today's project - it's a fleece cape and all very easy.

Things to gather
All materials can be purchased from Spotlight
The pattern I've selected is "NewLook 6073"
I'm making version B with the hood
On the back of the pattern you will see how much fleece fabric required as per your size and whatever length you want to make it
Matching thread, sewing machine, pins, sharp scissors and a measuring tape.
Closing or fixing hooks
NOTE - garment does not need to be lined

Cutting out - full cutting instructions can be found inside the pattern pack.
Just follow the instructions and easy to follow diagrams. 
Remember to measure from each arrow to sides of fabric to make sure the distance is the same.
Because it's a series of circles the arrow determines the correct fall once your garment is complete.
Also, all pieces required need to be cut from main section of pattern block. 
CHECK CHECK CHECK to ensure you have all numbered pieces before you start cutting.
AND PIN PIN PIN before cutting as the tissue pattern pieces can move.

Stitching and assembling
Full instructions for assembly are also included; just follow the simple steps as provided and diagrams.
Check that the pattern piece match up before pinning each section before stitching and pressing all seams flat
Work doesn't need to be hemmed, but it does need a fixing hook and eye.
Hand or Stitch into place at top of neck by hood.
Work could be further embellished with flowers cut from the same or contrasting fabric or trimmed with fur.

(Broadcast 10 May 2012)