Caribou Cape // Women's Wool Cape or Cloak Sewing Pattern

The Caribou Cape is a chic, luxurious and fashionable cape designed as a transitional garment. This lovely cape has a striking silhouette, and closes with a your choice of toggle or frog clasp at the collar. This pattern is a great introduction to outerwear. This is a basic, minimal sewing pattern, with no lining, so it's perfect for beginners.

Skill Level These instructions are aimed at beginners. If you never worked with outerwear before, this is an excellent place to start. The construction is simple and quick.

• 'Standard' Sizes A-G (US 2-14, AUS & UK 6-16) See the 'sizing guide' image for measurements.

Material Requirements This pattern is designed for wool coating fabrics. It is especially suited to boiled wool, felted wool, tweed and flannel. “Bonded” boucles will also work well. Not recommended for very loosely woven fabrics or stretch knits, unless fully interlined.


  • A Print-At-Home PDF: 25 x A4 or US Letter pages.
  • A Copy Shop PDF: 2 x A0 pages to print at your local print shop (ie. Kinkos, Officeworks)
  • An instruction file: 11 pages of sewing instructions with detailed illustrations.

Materials you need at home:

  • 1.8m (2 yards) of fabric with a 144cm (55”) width.
  • 2.5m (2.7 yards) of fabric with a 112cm (44”) width.
  • 30cm (1') of lightweight iron-on interfacing
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