Sweater Cape Sewing Pattern

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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

Main Fabric - Your cape fabric needs to be stretch/knit fabric. It can be any weight; however, best results and fit will be achieved with a medium or light weight fabric. You can use a 2 or 4-way stretch. A lighter weight fabric will drape more than a heavier weight. Great examples are textured knit, sweater knits, medium weight jersey, viscose, ponte, scuba, stretch velour, and stretch French Terry. TIP - If you are using a textured knit, especially a cable knit, they may seem smaller in width. Let it hang, then steam it and let it cool before cutting. This should help it expand to its full width. *Do not use a woven fabric.
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You will also need:
  • 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
  • Scissors
  • 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.

When will I get my patterns? You’ll receive a link to download your patterns immediately after purchase. If you haven’t received it, please check your spam/ junk folder. You can also find your patterns in your ‘My Account’ area..

What if I need help while sewing? Join our Facebook group and ask any and all the questions you have! We have a team of admins who know our patterns inside-out and are here to help at any point throughout your RP sewing experience. This wonderful community is friendly, knowledgeable, and always willing to help! You can share photos of your RP sews, enter giveaways, get sales information, and new-release updates.

“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!”

Donna Jones

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