Every time we watch one of our favorite Disney films, it’s impossible not to say the lines right along with the characters. This winter, get inspired by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and make your own Evil Queen cape that also doubles as a soft and cozy blanket. (Sometimes you just need to take a break on the couch, and we approve of that too!) This Evil Queen cape is the perfect DIY for creative kids who are surely on their way to join the drama club.
What You’ll Need
- Black fleece (1-3 yards)
- White fleece (1 yard)
- Heavy interfacing fabric (1 yard)
- Red fleece (6-12 inches)
- Yellow fleece (6-12 inches)
- Hot glue
- Needle and thread
- Large button
How To Make It
- Lay out black fleece. Measure and trim to fit your child’s height. We recommend measuring from their shoulder to their ankle. Wrap around the shoulders to verify a comfortable width.
- Cut a large half-circle from the top of the fabric to create the beginnings of the collar.
- Double white fleece and cut into a rectangular shape, just smaller than the width of the cape. Trim the ends diagonally to form the high edges of the Evil Queen’s cape collar. This piece should now fit exactly into the half-circle on the cape.
- Place the white fleece onto the heavy interfacing fleece and lightly trace around the white fleece. Trim the heavy interfacing fleece to match the white fleece.
- Hot glue all three layers of white fleece and heavy interfacing fleece together. Set aside.
- Use a mason jar to trace a circle onto the yellow fleece. Carefully cut out.
- Use the smaller end of the mason jar to trace a slightly smaller circle onto the red fleece. Carefully cut out.
- Cut a botton hole into one side of the cape’s top edge.
- Sew a button across from the button hole. Place the button on the inside of the cape, and the yellow fleece button on the outside of the cape to attach them both at the same time.
- Hot glue the red fleece circle onto the yellow fleece button to cover the stitching.
- Complete your cape blanket by gluing the white fleece onto the collar of the cape.