With this in mind, I decided to use my love for a good Nanna blanket as inspiration for a blanket cape.
Even if you don't sew, blankets capes are extremely simple to make. I've even put a step by step guide together for you. Enjoy x
DO IT YOURSELF
- Select a piece of fabric to your taste. Preferably a wool or wool blend. Fabric comes in many widths, the most common being 115cm or 152cm. (If you are tall, choose the 152cm). Purchase the same length as width (or as close to).
- Lay the fabric on a flat surface. To ensure your fabric is square, fold one corner over and ensure the edges are perfectly aligned.
- Remove any excess fabric.
- You now have a perfect square and are ready to begin!
- Using tailors chalk and a ruler (or similar) mark the centre of the fabric. (You may choose to fold the fabric in half and half again to do this with ease). Mark a line from the centre of the fabric to one corner.
- Using sharp scissors, cut along your line from the corner to the centre.
- Select a complimentary of contrasting thred and blanket stitch the entire perimeter of the fabric. If you have an over locker, you can do this easily by selecting the 'picot' edging stitch.
- Ta daaa - your blanket cape is complete.
You can wear your blanket cape as it is over clothing, or belted. when it's really cold you can literally wrap yourself up in it and stay cosy and warm.
If you make one, I'd love to see it!