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Cape Making Workshop

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Over nine hours make a fully lined cape with different design variations that give you the options to choose; 

  • elbow or hip length,
  • collar, hood or a modern collarless finish, 
  • arm holes, arm slits or take the easier option and don't worry about either.  

Be inspired by our Pinterest Board of capes - click here.

This pattern's lovely fit comes from the shaped front and back yokes.  This is a one size fits all pattern.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn
  • Insert a lining with professional finish
  • Fabric preparation, pattern placement, marking and cutting technique
  • Sewing darts, pleats, attaching a hood/collar/none
What you will get
  • Your own cape made by you
  • Instructions to make the cape
  • A copy of the cape pattern
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring
  • 0.3m interfacing
  • Matching sewing machine thread
  • 1 x fastener/toggle or 1-2 x feature buttons & 1-2 x sew on snap closures
  • Fabric: 2.2m for hip length or 1.2m for elbow length - medium weight fabric wools and wool blends, corduroy, cotton drills...
  • Lining fabric: 2.2m for hip length or 1.2m for elbow length - cute peak-a-boo designs are great and look for something that feels fabulous against your skin
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄ Perfect for students who know how to use a sewing machine and have completed our Sewing Basis for Beginners Course


Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Learn to sew and make your own clothes.

Located on Melbourne's vibrant Brunswick street, in Fitzroy. At Thread Den you can start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, and find your own unique style.

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew. There is no need to clear off a space and find somewhere to work at home. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to. Everything is right here. 

Students simply need to bring along their fabric, matching thread and notions like buttons, zips, etc.  Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations or Request for Change:

  1. Participants may request a transfer to their booking without penalty up until seven (7) days prior to the course or workshop start date.
  2. Participants cancelling their booking up until seven (7) days prior to the course or workshop start date will receive a refund less a $10 administration fee.
  3. Requests to change received less than 7 days before an event will incur a 30% administration fee (including GST).
  4. Requests to cancel received less than 7 days before an event will receive a partial refund – incurring a 30% administration fee (including GST).
  5. Cancellation or requests to transfer received the day before, the day of, or after a course start will not be eligible for a refund, are not eligible for transfer, and are not eligible for credit towards another course.
  6. Bookings (without date changes) are fully transferrable to another person without incurring any penalty.

Notice periods above are based on your original booking date, if a transfer has been made, the notice periods do not reset.

Any refunds are made to the original method of payment.

Last updated 22nd May 2019.

This policy is available for viewing on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/ 

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Terms & Conditions

We require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place. Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the studio in cash, EFT or credit card.

Unfortunately, we can’t tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

The full terms and conditions are available on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/

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17 August 2018 • Cape Making Workshop

Loving my new cape, thanks to the excellent women at Thread Den who were there every step of the way at the classes!


13 August 2018 • Cape Making Workshop

I love my new cape - it is warm and has arm holes!