Pattern Design: This is a fully lined cape, with several variations that will make your cape unique.  Choose a collar or hood, or even go without.  Select from an elbow length or for a bit more warmth it can drape down to your hips.  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.

Click here to see many more photos and the many variations for our Cape Workshop.

Photographed Sample: This grey wool cape has been made without the collar or hood added to give it a modern edge. It is cut at the elbow length and has arm slits for convenient texting.  A belt was cut from the same double wool fabric and little belt loops hold it in place. The gorgeous oversized black buttons are from Jimmy Buttons in Fitzroy. The blue variation has a collar and arm holes (note that the plackets over the armholes are not part of the class) and is created from all vintage wool fabrics and 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. The toggles came from Jimmy Buttons. 

Notes on supplies: ClearIt on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy is a great spot to check out for novelty linings at great prices (head upstairs and look in the right hand corner).  For your main cape fabric you could use wool coating, corduroy, tweed.  When you are looking for closures, a visit to Jimmy Buttons in Fitzroy is in order!   This pattern is not suitable for knit fabrics. The amount of fabric to bring to class is based on a width of 150cm. Extra fabric is required if your fabric is narrower or if you wish to match plaids, stripes and one way designs.

Please click here to read about the right interfacing to choose.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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If you choose to handstitch the hem lining, you may need to finish at home. 

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Class Schedule

9 hours in duration. Next scheduled on Sundays 6th and 13th August from 10am to 3pm

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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Cancelation & 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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