DIY Bear Hood Cape

SavvyMom June 20, 2016
DIY Bear Hood Cape

DIY tutorial by Xenia Kuhn, a Berlin-based fashion designer

Assemble your materials

DIY Bear Hood Cape by Xenia Kuhn

Fold the knit in fourths so you have 4 layers.
Place the tape measure on the corner, measure down the half of the wingspan, and draw the circle with the chalk.
Measure down the neck radius and draw the neckline.
Cut out the cape pattern.

DIY Bear Hood Cape by Xenia Kuhn

Draw and cut out the hood pattern.
Pin the edges of the hood.
Sew the parts together with the zigzag stitch.
Put a plastic hand gauge under the feet so the seam doesn’t stretch.

DIY Bear Hood Cape by Xenia Kuhn

Flatten the seams with an iron if it’s stretched.
Turn 2 cm (1.6″) outside the hood edges and front of the cape. That way you will have a contrast piping.
Seal the seams with the zigzag stitch.

DIY Bear Hood Cape by Xenia Kuhn

Find the middle of the neckline, match it to the middle of the hood and pin it together. Pin the bottom seam of the cap.

DIY Bear Hood Cape by Xenia Kuhn

Seal the seam with contrast zigzag stitching.
Make an eight shape from the cord and sew the ends together.
Attach the cord closure and button to the neck.

DIY Bear Hood Cape by Xenia Kuhn

Cut out the ears.
Turn the ears inside out and iron them flat.

DIY Bear Hood Cape by Xenia Kuhn

Attach the ears to the hood.

DIY Bear Hood Cape by Xenia Kuhn

And voila! The cutest kid on the block!

DIY Bear Hood Cape by Xenia Kuhn

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Xenia and her family emigrated to Germany from the former Soviet Union in 1995. After graduating with a degree in Fashion Design from a Berlin Fashion School, she went to New York City to work as a designer for the luxury label Natori. While in New York, she discovered Etsy. She returned to Berlin two years later to start her shop. In addition to running Xenia Kuhn, she designs costumes, authors a blog and posts videos to YouTube.



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