OSF Hooded Fleece Cape

IMG_0682Thanks to all of you who came out to our recent sale—it’s always such a pleasure so see y’all and hear about all the amazing projects you are working on. A number of you asked about the Hooded Fleece Cape sample that was made for display on the fleece table. I’m including here images of the pattern I used and hope you find it helpful.

pic_fleece backed knit for hooded capeThe fabric is a knit-backed fleece which had good stability but nice and soft to the touch. The fleece layer is a medium/dark gray and the knit side is a dark warm green.

I chose to put the fleece on the outside of the cape but it would look lovely with the green knit on the outside—with cozy fleece next to your skin.

IMG_0701The pattern was one that I picked up in the OSF Shop, See & Sew #B4266. I hadn’t used this brand of pattern before but I IMG_0703found it easy to work with and instructions were clear.  The pattern says to open the fabric out and cut multiples of the front and back on single thickness but, with a slight adjustment to the width of the pattern pieces, I was able to cut the pieces on the double.  It also helped that the fabric was super-wide.

For the hood lining, I used a piece of light weight red wool (from my remnant basket) which added body and colour to the hood. I chose to hand stitch the lining to the neck edge as I find I have more control with my trusty needle and end up with fewer crooked edges.

The little button tab was a last minute add on as I wanted little pop of red to compliment the hood lining. Sewed two small rectangles together, stitched in the shape of an arrow, trimmed close to the stitching, turned out and added a button hole. The tab was slip-stitched in place at the neck edge.

For the hem, I simply serged the edge—my serger had just been serviced and the stitch width and tension were just right to give a clean finish to the bottom.

This pattern went together very quickly and the cape was fun to make. I’ll use it again, for sure—hmmm, maybe a witches cape is in the future…

Cheers, and happy sewing,

Carol, Our Social Fabric


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Our craftiest Director made this cute knapsack purse out of a fabric, but we’re not really sure what to call it!!? It’s a synthetic sweater knit bonded to a black fleece technical fabric. It’s super sturdy and great for bags or knapsacks. It’s machine washable but hang to dry-no dryer-otherwise you end up with 2 pieces for the price of one…a sweater knit and a technical fleece (don’t ask how we know that!! 😂). Available at our sale on Thursday, September 13 from 2-8pm. 1275 Venables St Unit 270 in East Vancouver. via Instagram https://ift.tt/2x5hgeG

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Did you see our sale announcement? Well it’s on our website now and in your inbox if you’re on our mailing list!! We have pulled out the fleece!! Many beautiful colours and perfect weights for a hooded cloak, like this one! We are only open on sale days and our next sale is this Thursday, September 13th from 2-8pm. 1275 Venables St in East Vancouver, Unit 270 via Instagram https://ift.tt/2N37SCr

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….and it was in your inbox this morning!! Have you seen our sale announcement?? Those beautiful prints we showed you a few days ago are just a sampling of a large shipment of naturals we received this week. We know you love naturals!! Tons of silk and silk blends along with a few linens and cottons. Our doors open on Sunday, August 26th at 10am and close at 1pm sharp. See you soon! via Instagram https://ift.tt/2P5Ajw1