Animal Cape - Traveller Cape Upgrade - Sizes infant to teen

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.

Already have the Traveller Cape pattern? Then this upgrade will allow you to transform the cape into an Animal!

Please note You must have already purchased one of the original garment patterns as these upgrades do NOT contain all the pattern pieces for the original garment.

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! View Animal Options in third image.

View size chart + materials list

{ U p c y c l e } 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.

For more information, pictures and other patterns, please visit:

Cover image - Sew Darn Ezy


  • Sizes infant to teen
  • Colouring pages for children to design their own Animal
  • Includes tail patterns! These can be stitched in or removable
  • Beautiful Step by Step Tutorial
  • Skill level Beginner - Adventurous beginner (animals with manes)
  • Both US Imperial and Metric Measurements

Materials you need at home:

  • View size chart + materials list , http//
  • Spool of coordinating thread
  • 1 or 2 Large buttons or toggles to fasten (Alternatively you could use snaps or domes)
  • Cord elastic for fastening loops - optional
  • Scraps of iron-on interfacing and stuffing for ears
  • Scraps of felt, suede or leather for claws and “paw pads” of certain animals
  • Scraps of felt or fur for tail detailing for certain animals
  • Ball of yarn for the mane of Lion, Zebra, Horse, Donkey and Unicorn (You could also use felt strips, fleece, ricrac, ribbon or something similar)
  • Pipe cleaners for Giraffe ossicones, Ladybird antennae or antlers
  • Applique paper - optional
  • Stuffing for the tail - optional
  • Metallic thread for Unicorn detailing - optional
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Twig + Tale

From my treehouse studio hidden within the New Zealand forest, I draft clothing and toy patterns that capture the essence of childhood storybooks. To me, sewing is a magical journey, full of adventure and the wonderful tales that each material holds. I believe in reusing fabrics when possible and bringing new life to old things, in spending time (sometimes together, sometimes alone) to let the spirit run free.

Twig & Tale is for everyone who shares a love of creativity and an adventurous spirit—beginner sewers especially! It's a celebration of the innocence of childhood and the wonder of nature. It's about comfy clothes and warm things like hugs and capes and coats. It's about handmade, love, and imaginary play—featuring classic, simple patterns that inspire us all to tell a story.

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