Classic Cape Making Workshop ✄

Next Available: Thu, 19 Jul 6:00PM
3.0 hours x 3 Weeks


Over nine hours, make a fully lined cape with different variations. Choose a collar or hood, or even go without a collar for a slick finish. Select elbow length or for more warmth hip length.  Additionally, you can choose between arm holes, arm slits or take the easier option and have neither.  The pattern's lovely fit comes from the shaped front and back yokes.  This is a one size fits all pattern.

This course will be offered only once in Winter 2018.

Our photographed capes: Grey wool cape made without the collar or hood for a modern edge and cut at elbow length with arm slits for convenient texting.  The blue and grey variation has a collar and arm holes ( that the plackets over the armholes are not part of the class) and is created from all vintage wool fabrics, including a soft vintage cotton lining. The red variation was made in a light weight denim from The Cloth Shop in Ivanhoe, it features a hood and vintage polyester lining. 

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What you will learn
  • How to insert a lining with a professional finish
  • Fabric preparation, pattern placement, marking and cutting technique
  • Sewing darts, pleats, attaching a hood or collar
What you will get
  • Your own cape made by you
  • Instructions to make the cape
  • A copy of the cape pattern

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: 2m for hip length or 1m for elbow length - medium weight fabric wools and wool blends, corduroy, cotton drills...
  • Lining fabric: 2m for hip length or 1m 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

✄ Students who have completed Sewing Basics & are want to tackle a bigger project


Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Have you played with the idea of learning to sew? Do you day dream about making your own clothes? 

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.

Thread Den is located at Level 1, 329 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, or find your own unique style.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

On occasion, Thread Den is forced to cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We really don't like to do this as we love to teach people to sew, knit and crochet, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellations of Bookings Policy

  • If you provide notice seven or more days prior to the start of your course, you will need to pay an administration fee of $10.
  • Cancellations or changes made with less than seven days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid class fee.
  • Cancellations or changes made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full course fee paid.

If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you cannot be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Sewing Lounge during hours so you hopefully still finish your project.

Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.

Payment Policy:

Classes at Thread Den frequently become fully booked, so 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 store in cash, EFT or credit card or even via credit card over the phone.

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

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