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.
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.
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).
Here are my photos from following the tutorial for the “no-sew” option above, with just a few changes (listed after the pictures).
Notes about the changes I made to the “no-sew” version of this tutorial:
- I used fleece for both the outer fabric and the lining because it’s cheap and fuzzy.
- I added a covered hook and eye closure so my kid could easily get it on and off herself.
- 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.
- 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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