Sweater Cape Sewing Pattern
$14.50 (or 1 credits)
A quick and easy sew, the Sweater Cape is a gorgeous, loose-fitting poncho sewing pattern. Features a draped design, deep funnel neck, and optional sleeves.
Instant download digital sewing pattern. Includes sizes Women’s 1-10 and Women’s Curvy 6C-15C.
Note – The pattern is modeled here in our Women’s sizing. When you purchase, you will receive both our Women’s 1-10 AND Women’s Curvy 6C-15C sizing (you get all the sizes).
• Optional long-length sleeves
• Beginner friendly
• Loose-fitting style
• Draped from the shoulders
• Finished with wide bands at the sides and hems
• Deep funnel neck
• Packed with pro tips and expert advice
• Includes full size, print-at-home pattern pieces
• Includes step-by-step tutorial with photos
• Instant-download digital sewing pattern
- Thread to match
- Optional 4 x 2-inch wide buttons
- Optional clear elastic - 1/4 or 3/8 inch to provide additional support to the shoulder seams, 3 yards will be sufficient for all sizes.
- Sewing machine
- Pins or clips
- Tape measure or ruler
- Disappearing-ink pen or tailor's chalk
- Serger/Overlocker is optional but not required.
How do PDF/ digital patterns work? Simply download, print, and sew. You’ll need a free Adobe Acrobat reader program and any home printer (or a nearby copy shop for A0 printing). Once you’ve printed the pieces, tape or glue them together. You’ll find an easy-to-follow how-to guide inside the pattern instructions, plus support in our Facebook group.
The trim-free pattern comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes and includes full pattern pieces and a detailed tutorial to guide you every step of the way. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want/ need.
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“This was such a straightforward sew. The sweater cape has been growing in popularity over the last few years and this ticks every box to make yourself the perfect version for you. The pictures and the instructions are super simple to follow, the project is quick to make, and NO HEMMING! Love! Love! Love!”
Buy More Credits
Sarah Miller –
This pattern is amazing and has absolutely no hemming involved! I love mine and it is so cozy and warm. The optional sleeves make it amazingly drapey and cozy. It is a quick sew and very easy to follow this pattern. I see myself making many more of these for everyone I know to stay cozy this winter!
Salomé Gonçalves –
This is the best “selfish sew” project for a beginner. Mostly straight seams (especially the sleeveless option) and can be completed in 1 day. Flattering fit and it looks so good!
Donna Jones –
This was such a straightforward sew. The sweater cape has been growing in popularity over the last few years and this ticks every box to make yourself the perfect version for you. The pictures and the instructions are super simple to follow, the project is quick to make, and NO HEMMING! Love love love
Peggy Pazera Cooke –
Quick and easy cape to make! The bands give a finished look without having to worry about hemming. Will definitely try one with the optional sleeves.
Jenna Page –
“The sweater cape is fabulous!!
I made it with sleeves in a cosy soft knit which will make the perfect autumn/spring cover up.
Great step by step instructions and I loved that there was no hemming. The band’s give it a great professional look and are so easy and quick to attatch. Thoroughly enjoyed making this up and can’t wait to try the sleeveless option too.”
Pam O’Flynn –
The Sweater Cape pattern is so easy to follow with great results. Can be sewn with sleeves or as a poncho style. Dress it up or down, you won’t be disappointed!
Kendra Quincy Knauf –
So cozy! This isn’t normally my style, but I took the risk to try it, whipped it up in an afternoon, and I love it!
Charlene Lee –
This is a great pattern and easy to follow. It sews up so quickly that you could make lots for gifts! My model said it is very comfortable to wear and looks so nice , like store bought!!
Karla Henrichs –
This was a very easy sew. Everything went together just perfect. I thought this was such a quick, fun sewing project. It would be awesome with a loose fitting hood.
Kainui Paet Nihipali –
This cape comes together super quick. It took me longer to cut it out than to sew. I used a cotton lycra and made a size XL. I like the options of buttons on the sides and sleeves.
Adelle Pears –
I’ll be honest, I’m not a cape person but it turns out I am definitely a sweater cape person! I love this. I made them (one is not enough) with sleeves and wear them all the time!
Katie Weatherly –
A sew I enjoyed thru the whole process of putting together. This pattern allows for experimentation with different stretch fabrics.
Jane Whicheloe –
What a great pattern. Absolutely love this. Its a quick easy sew. A perfect garment to keep the chill out.
Amy Kaczenski –
Easy sew for a super comfy and stylish cape!
Bunford Orsi –
This is a wonderful, very stylish yet super easy sew! You can create gorgeous things in just a few hours! Must have for this winter !
Melinda Cornwall –
I have so many friends and family members asking me to make them this lovely cape after seeing photos of mine!! Super quick and simple to make. I used a thin Haici knit without sleeves, so it will be perfect for layering when the weather is cooler.
Catherine Murdock –
Great for throwing over the top of jeans & shirt ! I’ll be making a lace one for overlay in summer 🥰
Lisa Papaleo –
Such a chic sweater that can be whipped up quickly!
Deb Sendelbach –
Super chic boutique style you can make yourself. Super fast, fun, easy sew.
Abby Villarreal –
Adorable design! The sleeved version needs tweaks around the shoulder because of how it is designed, but otherwise is a great project.
Glo Ban –
Quick and easy, with great instructions to boot, and the finished product looks on par with store-bought designs with very little effort – this is a winter wardrobe staple! As soon as I finished sewing this pattern, I immediately tried it on and didn’t want to take it off! Perfect for lounging around the house, popping to your local and can be dressed up and down to your heart’s content.
Jamie Adler –
Stylish and easy to sew, this sweater cape pattern is so versatile and can be sewn for every season: heavier fabrics for autumn and winter months and lighter knit fabrics for spring and summer. Enjoy!
Shankari Paradee –
This is a great beginner’s pattern! Easy blocks and simple instructions. I went with three thrifted dresses for fabric and upcycled them to make this sweater cape and did color-blocking. What a great pattern to just have fun with color and expand your sewing skills!
Kirstie Balding –
Super simple sew with a great result, you can mix it up by using contrasting bands and different fabric weights for different seasons. Great pattern as always RP!
Rebekah Homer –
This was such a fun super quick sew! And I love how comfy it is! It’s a pretty basic pattern and I had so much fun mixing patterns so make this fun cape. I did the sleeve option and totally recommend it. It makes the cape into a great shirt for comfy cozy around the house or out and about.
Chiara Kruse –
The sweater cape was a very quick sew even with the optional sleeves. I used a lightweight sweater knit, which gave the garment plenty of drape and the perfect amount of warmth for California winters.
June Butchee –
This sweater cape is so fun and quick to make. You can make it with sleeves or without. A wide variety of fabric can be used also. A big plus is no hemming! I love when I can do a project totally on my serger.
Connie Lusto –
The Sweater Cape is a fast and easy sew that is so cozy and comfortable. It works great with light and drapey knits for fall or spring, and it is also lovely with heavier knits for winter. I love mine with jeans and boots!
Laura Wheelis –
Fun and pretty fast sew! I like that there is no hemming in this pattern. I made mine in a thin sweater knit and its just perfect with leggings for Texas “winter”
Aimee Lim –
This pattern is not just for the cooler season, with the right material, you can use it all-year round! Super simple and fast to make!
Melissa Clementz –
An quick and easy to make cape. If you want a more tailored fit, I would go with a smaller size than you normally wear. I included the optional sleeves, but they are a little looser than I would like.
Sarai Orama –
Great pattern, so versatile!
Amazing sweater cape!!! Beautiful
Maja Rus –
Awesome and easy pattern, great instructions and so comfy to wear. For me it is easy to breastfeed in this clothing.
Sarah Reddan –
I made the sleeveless/buttonless version and I love it. It was quick to cut and fast to sew. So comfy to wear.
Krystyna Czerwiec –
Cozy and perfect for winter. It’s easy to make and sew.
Pamela Turner Munnerlyn –
I loved making this. I made two and have a few more already cut that I want to sew up soon. This is a quick and easy sew. There will be more of these in my future. Love it.
Mireille Ribiere –
wow how simple is this and so cozy and perfect for the colder days
Luana Furlanetto –
This pattern was very easy to make. I was able to sew everything with my serger and I was done in an evening, even with the optional sleeves. I will make more for sure!
Jasmine Chandler –
Fun quick and easy pattern!!
Susan Pearson –
I love how this pattern came together! It drapes beautifully and is functional as well as flattering. I will definitely be making more of these!
Mary Acosta –
Easy beginner sew will be making more
Frances Tilden –
This is a quick and easy pattern to sew and the instructions are, as always, great. The sweater cape is such a warm, snuggly thing to sew for whenever you need an extra layer of warmth.
Khirya Littoria –
Great pattern, I wanted a cape… this pattern is perfect. Original with the sleeves.
Katherine Harris –
This sweater cape is such a pleasure to stitch up. You can seriously make this in less than a hour (and that includes cutting out the fabric!) I am so excited to make more, as they are so chic and most importantly comfortable to wear.
Shona Marie Young –
I made the sweater Cape in the no sleeves option. I used a mystery fabric which I’d describe as like a lightweight stretchy suede or valour type thing. It is incredibly comfy and wearable and I have thoroughly enjoyed being wrapped up in it in the bright but chilly weather we have had of late.
Kelly Tuttle –
I don’t know why it took me so long to make this. This is THE perfect pattern for me, as someone who is always cold. So comfortable, perfectly drapey and so much more stylish than walking around my house in a bathrobe- and super stylish for also wearing out.
Jennifer Lichak –
This has to be the easiest way to feel a bit dressed up with a sweater ever! Wear this to be warm and cozy and look fantastic.
Alexandria Phillip –
This pattern is super quick! 2 hours from printing to completion, and zero hemming! I made it in French terry and it’s really warm and cozy.
Gwenn Lei (Garrett) –
A super fun and easy sew. It was fun thinking of combinations and what fabric to use. It’s oversized so I will go down a size the next time I make it. Looking forward to making the next one with a heavier fabric. It’s comfy, cozy but modern at the same time.
Tina East –
Lovely pattern to sew. Clear instructions and easy to sew.
Holly Morales –
The Sweater Cape is a great pattern to snuggle up with! I love a comfy sweater to wear around the house (always cold!) and with this pattern I’m not only super cozy, but looking sharp if I should need to run errands. Fall and winter perfection!!
Carolyn Jurick Taylor –
I love this pattern! It’s a quick sew that worked well with a heavy knit I had in my stash. It is bigger than I expected so next time I would go a size down.