Traveller Cape ~ gender neutral + reversible

Size Chart + Materials List

The simple magic of the Traveller Cape pattern is its simplicity; slip it on for warmth getting to and fro, and watch them transform into whomever their heart desires. 

Before she takes the throne in a land of enchantment, before he sets off into the woods with his band of knights, they don a cape and stand tall, heads held high towards the clouds.

Easy to make and easy to wear, it indulges kids' fairytale-esque ways.  Everything from cloak length costumes, to an everyday alternative to a coat, this pattern does it all.  

Nothing makes a child's imagination soar quite like a cape...

Skill Level: Beginner

 

Twig + Tale Traveller Cape Views on Model

  • Gender-neutral sizes from infant to teen
  • 3 Lengths: Capelet, Classic and Cloak length
  • Pixie Hood, Classic Round Hood or Collar
  • Fully Reversible
  • Make a fun Rain Cape in waterproof fabric!

  • Info to make a Floor Length cape here
Twig + Tale Traveller Cape Views

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Sizing + Supplies

View size chart + materials list 
Also available in adult sizes

Printing Info

This digital pattern is tiled and designed to print using your home printer on either US Letter, or A4 paper.  

The pattern includes a nifty “layers” feature, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. Full step-by-step printing instructions are supplied.

FAQ

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Cover image - suzanneholsted.co.nz


Customer Reviews

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R.M.
Making pretend play fun!

Pattern is easy to make and instructions and pattern very well presented.My little one was a queen in school play and the cape looked great!

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H.
Lovely design

I love Twig and Tale patterns - easy to follow with clear instructions that makes it feel like you have someone helping you every step of the way. Beautiful cape design with lots of options for hoods and collars to have fun with.

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A.
Delightful design

Love this pattern, very easy to follow instructions.

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K.F.
Little miss riding hood

I’ve just finished making the pixie hooded version of the cape for my 4 year old granddaughter. What a pleasure to make. So straightforward and easy. I used drill cotton on the outside and a minke fabric on the inside.

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S.M.

I am very pleased with my Grandaughter's Little Red Riding Hood cape. I used a red jersey fabric for the exterior and a lovely vintage red floral for the lining. I went with the classic style hood, it looks very sweet. I love that this pattern , like all Twig + Tale patterns, can be as simple or as extravagant as you wish it to be. Very easy to sew, great result.

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R.

I love this pattern! The instructions are clear and easy to follow. The end produce came out beautifully! I sewed a "knight's cape" for my daughter. Looking forward to sewing another cape soon

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K.F.
Beautiful pattern

Super easy to make with detailed instructions, and so cute! Made mine reversible with two really cute fabrics and my daughter loves it. Thinking of making one for me too...

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N.

I have now completed two out of the three variations of this cape pattern. The pixie hood and the classic hood. The pattern was very easy to follow with great step by step instructions. The end products have turned out beautifully.

Related Items

Classic Cape Size Chart + Materials List

Size Chart - Finished Length (back of neck to hem)

Size
     

Capelet Length

Classic Length

Cloak Length

3-6m

13cm / 5”

24 cm / 9.5”

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6-9m

14.5 cm / 5.7”

27 cm / 10.6”

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9-12m

15 cm / 6”

29 cm / 11.4”

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1-3 years

17 cm / 6.7”

31 cm / 12.2”

48 cm / 19”

3-5 years 

21.5 cm / 8.5”

38 cm / 14.9”

53.5 cm / 21"

5-7 years

25cm / 9.8”

44 cm / 17.3”

59 cm / 23.2”

8-teen

28 cm / 11”

49 cm / 19.3”

69 cm / 27”

 

Suggested Fabrics / Notions

Exterior: I like to use wool blends, but most woven fabrics with a reasonable drape will work well, including fleece and WindPro fleece. Lightweight cottons or linen could be used for a spring or summer cape. Waterproof fabric could be used to make a rain cape.
Lining: I like to use cotton, linen or other breathable fabric.

Notions:

 

Fabric Requirements for Capelet & Classic Length

You will need the amounts listed in the chart below (44” or 115cm wide fabric) for both lining fabric and exterior fabric.
You may need slightly more if matching plaids/checks or have a directional fabric.
These amounts do not take shrinkage into consideration.

Size Caplet Length with Hood or Collar Classic Length with Hood or Collar
3-6m 50 cm / 5/8 y 65 cm / 3/4 y
6-9m 50 cm / 5/8 y 70 cm / 7/8 y
9-12m 65 cm / 3/4 y 80 cm / 7/8 y
1-3 years 65 cm / 3/4 y 80 cm / 7/8 y
3-5 years 70 cm / 3/4 y 95 cm / 1 y
5-7 years 70 cm / 3/4 y 110 cm / 1 1/4 y
8-teen 70 cm/ 3/4 y 130 cm / 1 1/2 y

 

Fabric Requirements for Cloak Length

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 an even wider fabric! 

You will need the amounts listed in the chart below for both lining fabric and exterior fabric.
You will need more if matching plaids/checks or have a directional fabric.
These amounts do not take shrinkage into consideration.

Cape Size Cloak Length with Hood or Collar
1-3 years 100 cm / 1 1/8 y
3-5 years 115 cm / 1 1/4 y
5-7 years 125 cm / 1 3/8 y
8-teen 155 cm / 1 3/4 y

 

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