How to Make a Hooded Cloak - Assembly

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hi I'm Tova with Professor pincushion

and today we're going to be sewing a

hooded cloak I'll be using the pattern I

made in the hooded cloak pattern

tutorial to create this romantic cloak

that's great for any number of costumes

I keep mine pretty simple looking but

it's an easy project to customize and

embellish with your own Flair ready to

get started on the hooded cloak let's go

let's take a look at some of the

supplies I'm going to be using for this

project so first I have my pattern

pieces and this was the pattern pieces I

created for our hood cloak pattern

tutorial so if you haven't done that

first I recommend doing that before

doing this tutorial you also need your

fabric so I have my main fabric and then

my lining fabric it really depends on

the length and how big your cloak is on

how much fabric you're going to need for

each of these I used about 4 yards of 60

inch width fabric I have fabric scissors

some ribbon for doing the ties I would

say a yard and a half is probably enough

and this is about an inch and a quarter

in width you need your all-purpose

thread some pins and needles and your

sewing gauge also not shown here is

going to be my iron and my sewing

machine from each of the patterns for

the Cape and for the hood I'm going to

cut two out of my main fabric and two

out of my lining the first section we're

going to be working on is the Cape part

of our cloak now if you're working with

a fabric that has NAP like my velour

here make sure that you check out our

video on working with velvet for some

helpful tips especially in cutting out

fabrics with nap also you'll notice that

my cloak is a little bit on the short

side I just made it smaller so it's

easier to get the whole thing on camera

so I'm going to take both pieces of the

Cape section and I'm going to place them

together right side to right side

matching up one straight edge which is

going to be our center back and you'll

notice I'm doing the one that has the

notch from my pattern so line this up

top to bottom and the raw edges I'm

going to go ahead and pin so I can sew a

seam right here and I'm going to do the

exact same thing for my lining Cape

sections consult your pattern for your

seam allowance I'm doing a half inch

don't forget to back stitch and when you

finish with their seams both for your

main fabric and for your lining go ahead

and press them next I'm going to do a

stay stitch that's going to be at the

top neckline of the Cape so that's this

curved area up here at the top so at the

stay stitch I'm going to start here so

till I get to the seam and then I'll

start on the other side and sew until I

get to the scene now for the width I'd

probably do this about a half inch away

from the raw

so keeping with your half inch seam

allowance you're not so many anything

together is just a single layer and this

is just to help keep this from getting

distorted later and you're going to do

the same thing with your lining piece

the space dish is just a regular

straight stitch you can go ahead and do

a back stitch at the beginning and end

of your stitch and this is just to help

make sure that the curved area isn't

going to get stretched out take your

ribbon which should be a yard and a half

and cut it in half and we're going to

baste it to our main fabric of the cake

now I'm going to take one edge and if

your fabric has an obvious right side

you're going to place it right side of

the ribbon to the right side of your

fabric and I would place it so that is

3/4 of an inch down from the neckline so

this is the neckline and this is one

side there are three quarters of an inch

down and I'm matching up the raw edges

of the ribbon with the raw edges of my

cape here so I'm going to do this side

and then I'm going to go ahead move this

over and apply my other ribbon to the

other side of the cape and we're just

going to baste it into place with this

basting stitch you don't have to worry

about doing any back stitching it's just

temporarily holding the ribbon into

place place your cape and your cape

lining pieces together right side to

right side matching up your raw edges

and you want to make sure that you keep

this ribbon out of the way on both sides

so after you pin all the way around next

you're going to be doing a seam but not

for the whole thing you're going to be

doing a seam here along the curve here

and then on this other straight side so

this inner curve right here you're going

to keep free there's not going to be any

stitches there for now after I finish

doing my seams at the bottom corner by

the hemline and you can go ahead and cut

off those corners being careful not to

cut into your stitches of your seat

because we don't want to create a hole

next we're going to take care of the

under stitching so this is still inside

out and you can start pulling it right

side out what you're going to do next we

have the seam allowance here you're

going to pull it over so it's underneath

the lining section and you can see I'm

pulling the ribbon so it's separated

and it's going with my main fabric and

not the lining so I'm pulling that apart

seam allowance underneath and then I'm

going to stitch right next to the seam

line on the lining section and you're

going to do it just for the areas where

you have your seam so the sides and then

the hemline area and this is going to

attach our seam allowance to our lining

and help keep our lining on the inside

it just makes it easier when we fold it

to the inside of our cape you're not

going to be able to do this in a single

stitch when I do my under stitching I'm

going to start at the top where the

neckline is I'm going to do it along

here and you usually can end about right

here before it starts getting hard so

just go as far as you can go and then

start again over in this section and

then continue on as far as you can go in

that section as well when you're doing

an under stitch you want to look at the

right side of the fabric so you can see

I'm pulling that lining away from my

main fabric and I keep checking to make

sure that I can fill my seam allowance

underneath the lining section and I'm

sewing really close to that seam line

don't forget to back stitch and again

you're just doing this for the areas

where you just created your seams

after you finish doing the under

stitching you can go ahead and turn the

rest of your cape right side out so I

can see the right side of my velour and

the right side of my brocade next we're

going to do a top stitch and you're

still going to do it at the same places

where you did your seam so it's going to

beat this edge this hemline and then

this edge up here so this is still open

this round curved area here so you're

just going to be stitching right close

to the edge and that's going to give you

a nice finish right here at the bottom

of the cape and at the sides when doing

my top stitch I'm looking at the right

side of my cape so I'm looking at the

gray fabric and I'm keeping my ribbon

pulled out because I don't want to

accidentally stitch that and then so I'm

right next to that edge and don't forget

to back stitch our neckline here is

still open so you're going to take the

lining and your main fabric and you're

going to pin them together for this

whole curve and then do a basting stitch

just to keep them together you can do

your basting stitch on the same line

that you did your stay stitch we're now

going to move on to the hood pieces so

I'm going to take my hood pieces place

them together right side to right side

matching everything up and then you're

going to pin and do a seam on this from

here to here so the two straight sides

are going to stay open and then you're

going to do the same for your lining

pieces for the hood as well for the hood

lining only on this bottom edge you're

going to press up whatever your seam

allowance is and you can see I've

already done that and for me it was a

half inch so you can do it for the short

edge this long edge I haven't done

anything to it and you're doing it from

the right side to the wrong side this is

still inside out and after you just pin

it you're 1/2 inch you're just going to

press it place your main hood piece

inside your lining so it's right side to

right side so this is right side out

this is still inside out and you're

matching everything up so the seams are

matching up here and then the edges are

matching up here now you'll notice

because this is still folded up my gray

fabric should extend past the folded

edge by my seam allowance so 1/2 inch

so I'm going to pin this whole lawn edge

here not doing anything with the short

edge just the long edge you're going to

match up this raw edge of both of them

you're going to pin and then you're

going to do a seam for this edge just

like we did with the cake you're now

going to do an under stitching for the

hood so you separate your lining from

your main fabric the seam allowance goes

underneath the lining you can just pull

this apart as you're sewing and you're

going to be looking at the front so the

right side of the fabric and doing a

stitch right next to that seam line and

you're doing this for the seam that we

just created after the under stitch is

done go ahead and flip everything

right-side out the lining goes inside

the outer shell of your hood and then

you can go ahead and do a top stitch on

that same seam it's time to attach our

hood to the top of our cape this is the

basted edge that we created now I'm

going to take the raw edge of the hood

so the bottom and I'm going to start

matching it up to this raw edge here I'm

just going to pin my gray fabric only

making sure it's right side to right

side and leaving my lining out of the

way for the hood it's definitely going

to be attached to the lining on the Cape

but for the hood we're keeping this out

of the way so after I pin both of these

together and making sure my seams and

ends are meeting up then you can go

ahead and do your seam for the seam

between the hood and the Cape you're

going to keep it close and press it up

towards the hood because then we're

going to take our folded edge of our

hood lining and you're going to pin it

over that seam allowance so the edge of

the fold should come right on that

stitch that we just created for creating

that seam and all this is now going to

be enclosed and it should look a lot

nicer we're going to attach my hood

lining to my Cape with a slip stitch

which is a hand stitch and I'm going to

go ahead and use a contrasting thread

for this so it shows up better but I

would use a matching

so you can see I already have my thread

on my needle with a knot at the end and

I'm coming up on top where my hood

lining is just underneath so I could try

to hide my knot as best I can

so it slips in there so I'm right on

this folded edge of the hood part and

then I'm going to grab a little bit of

the lining of the cape now I'm just

grabbing the lining being careful not to

grab my main gray fabric because I don't

want this to show up on the right side

I'm just going to pull that gently and

now I'm going to grab a little bit now

of the hooded part of my lining pull

that through and then grab a little bit

of the cape now so you can see I'm just

going back and forth between the two

sections keeping my stitches small and

it should be hardly noticeable you can

just see my red thread a little bit but

if you use a matching thread color it's

not going to show up at all so I'm going

to do this for the whole length look at

that our hooded cloak is finished if you

have any basting stitches showing make

sure to remove them and if you make your

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