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No-Sew Princess Anna Cape for Disney’s FROZEN Costume

This Princess Anna Cape was so quick and easy, it makes the perfect DIY cape for kids. We’ve made many dress up costumes and share our free patterns and proven beginner sewing tutorials to walk you through it step-by-step.

Simple Princess Anna Caplet Tutorial

How to Make a No-Sew Princess Anna Cape

I’m going to get right to it – if you sew, it takes less than an hour. If you don’t sew or are just looking to add an element to a Princess Anna Halloween costume, you can just make a single layer fleece cape without a collar and it will take you 10 minutes. I’m not kidding. 

This might come as a surprise to you, but it’s cold and rainy a lot here in Seattle in the fall and winter months. Fleece is inexpensive and my daughter loves it, so I am making some accessories for some of my fun Disney-inspired dress up costumes.

Whether trick-or-treating for Halloween or just traipsing about Disney (or the grocery) in the fall or winter, our happy-go-lucky little Princess Anna will be prepared with a caplet to accompany her Princess Anna dress up apron.

Yield: 1 Princess Anna Cape

No-Sew Princess Anna Cape

Easy Cape Caplet Tutorial

This Princess Anna Cape was so quick and easy, it makes the perfect DIY cape for kids.

Active Time 50 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • fleece in choice of color
  • optional, lace trim
  • optional, cape clasp

Tools

  • chalk
  • measuring tape
  • scissors
  • optional, sewing machine and sewing supplies

Instructions

  1. Fold fleece into a 4 layer square and cut out the circle. Start at the corner where all layers join and use chalk (or pins) to mark 2.5 inches down. Leaving the tape measure at the join point, move the tape measure to the right and mark again at 2.5. Repeat until you arch across the corner.
  2. When you finish the top "circle," measure down your desired length. For my daughter, I chose 19 inches but you could make a full-length cape or one just a bit longer than this arm-length one. The sky is the limit! Once you have your starting measurement (from the corner where all layers join), follow the same steps as above, using the tape measure and chalk as a compass. You're basically making 1/4 of the circle and when you cut, it will be through all layers!
  3. Cut on the outside of the marks or pins - just below your measurements. You can easily shorten it if it is too long but you can't easily add length.
  4. Slit one side of the circle open and add a fastener (you could glue on Velcro or ties or sew on a button).
  5. Easy Princess Anna Cape

Notes

Full tutorial with pictures: https://rufflesandrainboots.com/easy-princess-anna-cape/

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Sewing Tutorial for a Princess Anna Cape with Collar

This Princess Anna cape took less than an hour to cut and sew. It was surprisingly simple because its design is based on a circle skirt which makes it easy. Here’s the little one caught in mid-twirl (not the best face, but you can see the cape).

Simple Cape Tutorial

Here are my photos from following the tutorial for the “no-sew” option above, with just a few changes (listed after the pictures).

Easy Princess Anna Cape

Notes about the changes I made to the “no-sew” version of this tutorial:

  1. I used fleece for both the outer fabric and the lining because it’s cheap and fuzzy. 
  2. I added a covered hook and eye closure so my kid could easily get it on and off herself.
  3. The collar pattern came from here if you’re inclined to add one. It looks adorable either way and you just add it around the edges of the front opening. 
  4. The pompom trim. Wait, you don’t see any pompom trim? Yes and that’s because I am 4-inches short of trim. I ended up using it on this 20-minute infinity scarf.

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Make this super simple - and very adorable - cape for kids. There is a no-sew option and a beginner sewing tutorial (psst: it's so easy)! #rufflesandrainboots #dressup #costumes #sewingtutorial

Denny

Wednesday 31st of October 2018

I'm making one today, but only have a yard of fabric. If I was trying to replicate exactly what you did, how much fabric would I need? I am at the step where I have folded it into quarters and the 2.5 inch mark has been drawn, but after that I no longer have 19 inches of space? Have I done something incorrectly here?

Sarah Nenni-Daher

Thursday 1st of November 2018

One yard of fabric would only yield an 18-inch long cape because you're folding the yard (36 inches) in half. For my daughter's cape, I had 1 1/4 yards, so I had a bit more to work with. You can make an adorable caplet at 18 inches, though. I hope you were able to finish yours.

If you need a longer cape, more material would be required (or the addition of a 'skirted bottom' might look quite nice with fabric attached to the inside bottom of your cape).

Isabel

Monday 22nd of October 2018

I'm confused. Is there a link to the sewing tutorial? The no-sew option says something about reading through the tutorial to see how the length of fabric will impact the length of the cape, but I can't read that on this page and I don't see a link to a full tutorial. what am I missing?

Sarah Nenni-Daher

Monday 22nd of October 2018

Scroll down and the full tutorial is below the no-sew tutorial. It tells you how to measure for the length of the circle (I shared what I used - 19 inches - but wanted to make sure people knew they had options).

Brenda G

Friday 30th of October 2015

Thanks for sharing! We live where it is cold and we need to add a cape for warmth! Can you tell me how fabric you ended up using? I saw you said the 1.25 yards was too much. I have 2 yards, and I am hoping to make a long and a short cape. My daughter is about a size 5/6. Any recommendations?

Sarah Nenni-Daher

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015

Brenda, I would say it depends on the length you're wanting. If you're looking for a short cape, 1/2 a yard would work. I'd probably pick up 2/3 of a yard to make sure you can create the circle / collar. Good luck!

Tanya

Thursday 23rd of October 2014

Congratulations! This post (out of 400+ link ups) has been featured on Wake-Up Wednesday. Check it out here - http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2014/10/diwali-wishes.html

-Tanya http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/

Sarah Nenni-Daher

Thursday 23rd of October 2014

Thank you so much, Tanya! I'm so thankful you all thought it was a good project. I'll be at the party again this week.

Jennifer Dawn

Tuesday 21st of October 2014

This is darling! And your model is oh so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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