Feeling fashionably adventurous? Set your sights on this catwalk-inspired wool cape, to feel fall-ready and undeniably trendy.
DIY Wool Fashion Cape
By Emma Jeffery
- Ideal for cutting multiple layers and all-purpose cutting through thick, heavy or slippery materials like textiles, satin, polyester, chiffon, silk, rayon and much more
- Amplify® technology senses blade separation when cutting thick fabrics and forces the blades back together for crisp, clean cuts every time — the floating blade tang transfers energy to the torsion bar which adjusts the blade to its optimal angle
- RazorEdge™ Shears feature ultra-sharp, premium-grade stainless-steel blades with a precisely honed edge that glides through fabric for clean cuts all the way to the tip
- Serrated blade edge grips slippery material for mistake-free cutting
- Exceptional comfort and control provided by thumb and finger loops with ergonomic sculpting to fit the shape and natural movement of the hand
- Softgrip® touchpoints enhance comfort and control
- Protective sheath keeps the blades safe and protected
- Length: 8"
- Lifetime warranty
- Amplify® RazorEdge™ Serrated Fabric Scissors (8")
Designed to cut thick and heavy fabrics, these premium fabric shears feature ultra-sharp blades with a serrated edge to grip slippery materials for mistake-free performance.
1 ½ to 2 yards wool fabric
Sewing machine and thread
1. Trim the wool fabric to between 1½ yards to 2 yards in length using the 8” Amplify Fabric Shears. The amplify shears will be able to cut through several layers of fabric with ease, simplifying this task. Depending on your height, you will want to adjust the fabric length to be shorter or longer.
2. To create the neck opening, fold the wool in half lengthwise, so that the two finished ends meet. Find the center of the folded edge and place a pin at this point. Next, pin 3” away from the fold, through both layers of wool and at a slightly curved position. Pin in a straight line 3” away from the fold, all the way to one end of the fabric. Cut the wool along the pinned line.
3. To finish the neck opening, edge neatly. Open up the cape and fold the cut edge 1/2” to the wrong side and sew it down.
4. To fringe the two short ends of the cape, gently pull out individual threads in the weave of the fabric until the fringe reaches your desired length. If necessary, sew a straight line across the top of the fringe to prevent further fraying.