Animal Cape

Size Chart + Materials List

Indulge their imaginations with this fun yet practical cape; slip it on for warmth getting to and fro, and watch them transform into any animal their heart desires. 

Animals include: Fox, Unicorn, Lion, Bear, Bunny, Dino, Cat, Mouse, Giraffe, Zebra, Horse, Donkey, Ladybird, Panda and Puppy.  By modifying the pattern pieces you can make almost any animal you can think of! 

 

Twig + Tale Wild Things Cape Views

Pattern features
  • Sizes infant to teen
  • Three cape length options; Capelet, classic and cloak
  • Colouring pages for children to design their own Animal Cape  
  • Includes tail patterns! These can be stitched in or removable
  • Skill level:  Beginner - Adventurous beginner (animals with manes)


Twig + Tale Wild Things Cape Animal Options

 

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Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with recycled fabrics. Look to woollen blankets, gently used corduroy or wool trousers and leather/suede garments for inspiration.

Cover image - Sew Darn Ezy



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Customer Reviews

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A.M.
Sew Cute

I bought this cape pattern and the animal add-on to make a Bookweek costume. The cape is quite easy to make with easy to follow instructions and multiple sizes. I will get plenty of use out of this one. I did find when I made the bigger size I underestimated the amount of outer fabric I needed as it wasn't quite wide enough to get both front and back out of it. Would love to see a hack to put armholes in the front as this is one thing my kids would have liked. The hidden pocket was definitely a hit though!

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R.W.
little ladybug

I made a ladybug/ladybird costume for my 18 month old. I was inspired to make the costume when I saw the pattern, but for a moment I thought, "that seems easy... do I really need a pattern to make a cape?" I'm sure I could have come up with something, but it was so much easier to have instructions and to know that the effort was going to pay off. I'm so glad I used the pattern, and I'm proud of the little cape I made. I used a red linen table cloth and an old black sheet--I love that Twig and Tale encourages up-cycling. It's a beautiful cape and I hope she gets a lot of use out of it. I'd love to make up a bunch more, and will probably use the pattern many times in the years to come!

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A.B.
Gosh... I just love it.

The cape is perfection. I sewed up one for my daughter’s cat costume and autumn outerwear and I “just can’t even” with the cuteness. It’s adorable, easy to sew and just fantastic with all the options.

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L.P.
Animal cape

I Don't sew this pattern yet. Sorry.

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L.d.H.
Bunny version of Wild Things Cape

As a relative beginner I found this pattern very intuitive and easy to follow. I sewed this up for my four-year old daughter for the carnival celebration at her kindergarten here in France. I used a pre-quilted jersey fabric for the exterior and a light cotton fabric for the lining. I used iron on interfacing for both the lining and the exterior fabric on the ears, to add just a bit more stiffness. I went with two cute fabric covered bunny buttons for the fastening at the front and for the paw marks on the pockets (those little toes needed to be hand-sewn on!) I used felt. I am super happy with the result as the bunny cape looks both classy and cute and my daughter loves wearing it. I did not take advantage of the layered print out option as I like to trace my patterns and keep all the sizes on one original for future use.

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Animal Cape Size Chart + Materials List

Animal Cape Size Chart

Size - Finished Length

Capelet

 

Classic

 

Cloak

 

Back of neck to hem

cm

in

cm

in

cm

in

3-6m

13

5

24

9.5

-

-

6-9m

14.5

5.7

27

10.6

-

-

9-12m

15

6

29

11.4

-

-

1-3 years

17

6.7

31

12.2

48

19

3-5 years 

21.5

8.5

38

14.9

53.5

21

5-7 years

25

9.8

44

17.3

59

23.2

8-teen

28

11

49

19.3

69

27

 

The baby sizes are intended for photography purposes and must be used with close adult supervision. They are more suitable for a baby who is capable of sitting.  The baby sizes have a very generous hood, as it is intended that a beanie or other close-fitting head covering will be worn underneath if cold.  Tails are not for baby sizes. 

Suggested fabrics

Exterior:  I like to use wool blends, but most woven fabrics with a reasonable drape will work well, including fleece and WindPro fleece, velvet, soft denim, or corduroy.  Lightweight cottons or linens are suitable for a spring or summer cape.  It can also be made in waterproof fabric (PUL, laminated cotton, coated nylon, etc.) as a rain cape. 

Lining: I like to use cotton, linen or other breathable fabric, but you can use regular lining fabric if you wish.

Fabric requirements

You will need the amounts listed in the chart below (44” or 115cm wide fabric)  for both lining fabric and exterior fabric for the Capelet and Classic lengths.  You may need more if matching plaids/checks or if you have a directional fabric. If adding a tail, factor in another 1/4 yard or metre.  It is intended that your choice of ears can be cut from the scraps - however, if making a bunny, doggie or giraffe, you may need to factor in a tiny bit more fabric.

Cape Size

Capelet

 

Classic

 

 

cm

yards

cm

yards

3-6m

50

5/8

65

3/4

6-9m

50

5/8

70

7/8

9-12m

65

3/4

80

7/8

1-3 years

65

3/4

80

7/8

3-5 years 

70

3/4

95

1

5-7 years

70

3/4

110

1 1/4

8-teen

70

3/4

130

1 1/2

 

To make the Cloak length in the larger sizes you will need a minimum fabric width of 54” or 135cm.  If you wish to lengthen the cloak length further, you will require even wider fabric!  

Cape Size 

Cloak

 

 

cm

yards

1-3 years

100

1 1/8

3-5 years 

115

1 1/4

5-7 years

125

1 3/8

8-teen

155

1 3/4

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