How To Make A Cloak From A Blanket – 6 Easy Steps
How do you turn a blanket into a hooded cloak? You’ll need a blanket, a pattern, and a sewing kit to turn a blanket into a cloak. With a quick addition of the hood to the blanket and some basic sewing skills, you’ll have your very own DIY cloak.
You can use an existing blanket or purchase a new one to make a cloak from a blanket.
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3. Sewing kit
A sewing kit with a fabric pencil, measuring tape, pins, needles, and thread is always a good idea; a sewing machine is helpful but not necessary. You can easily make a cloak from a blanket with just a needle and thread using these kits.
How to Make a Cloak from a Blanket – 6 Easy Steps
Check out these simple steps to make your own!
1. The Back
If you’re making your own cloak, you’ll need a basic silhouette of a cloak’s back; if you’re using a hoodie as a pattern, you can leave the seams in or rip them out to make it more like a pattern.
2. The Front Piece
The front part for your neck should be a little deeper than the back but not as deep as the back. Tape the back pattern onto another piece of paper and draw around the outside. Carefully cut the piece out of the paper and the front is ready.
3. The Hood
The hood can be any shape you want, with the exception of the neckline, which should remain the same. Fun Fact: Did you know you can add a hood to a jacket? Check out my DIY article on how to make a hood.
4. Cutting Out the Cloak
Measure the desired length of your cloak and extend the curved side to this point, leaving enough room for the seam and cutting out the back part of the cloak. If you’re using fleece, it’s difficult to tell the wrong side from the right, so use your best judgment.
5. Sewing Time
Fold in about half an inch on either side of the opening and stitch. Finish off the extra edges of the front piece by folding it over and sewing it together.
6. The Closure
The hook and eye fastener is the simplest and most common type of closure, and it can now be embellished with a button, brooch, or ornament on the outside. AyeCarlie on YouTube creates an easy-to-follow cloak tutorial using a microfiber blanket.
How do you make a no sew blanket?
Blanket with No Sew Fleece
- Step 1: Pick a Print and a Contrasting or Matching Solid.
- Step 2: Line Up the Two Fabric Pieces.
- Step 3: Trim to the Same Size.
- Step 4: Cut Out the Corners.
- Step 5: Cut the Fringe.
- Step 6: Start Tying Knots.
- Step 7: Continue Around the Blanket.
How do you make a kimono blanket?
- Step 1: Cut Three Cuts in the Blanket. Cut three cuts in the blanket as shown in the diagram.
- Step 2: Fold It. Fold on these creases.
- Step 3: Sewing. If your sewing machine has trouble with the material, use a thinner blanket or sew it by hand.
- Step 4: The Hood. Cut two pieces like this and sew them onto the kimono to make a hood.
What can I make with 2 yards of fabric?
You can make a simple short-sleeved shirt or blouse, a short, straight or A-line skirt, or perhaps a pair of shorts with 2 yards of either 45″ or 60″ fabric; however, the size of the garment matters.
How much fabric do I need for a hooded cloak?
The length of the cloak can be adjusted; you don’t have to follow the pattern on the length; just add about an inch for the hem and about five inches for the neckline. The amount of fabric you need is roughly your height times three.