from AU$315.00/head

Cape-making Course

Make your choice of design variations

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This workshop takes place over nine hours to make a fully lined cape.   With different design variations you have the option to choose; 

  • elbow or hip length,
  • collar, hood or a modern collarless finish, 
  • armholes, arm slits or make a sleek modern variation without either.  

Love to cycle? You could make the perfect water-resistant cape.

Be inspired by our Pinterest Board of capes - click here.

This pattern's lovely fit comes from the shaped front and back yokes.  This is a one size fits all pattern.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn
  • Insert a lining with professional finish
  • Fabric preparation, pattern placement, marking and cutting technique
  • Sewing darts, pleats, attaching a hood or collar
What you will get
  • Your own cape made by you
  • Instructions to make the cape
  • A copy of the cape pattern
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring
  • 0.3m interfacing
  • Matching sewing machine thread
  • 1 x fastener/toggle or 1-2 x feature buttons & 1-2 x sew on snap closures
  • Woven Fabric: 2.2m for hip length or 1.2m for elbow length - medium weight fabric wools and wool blends, corduroy, cotton drills...
  • Woven Lining Fabric: 2.2m for hip length or 1.2m for elbow length - cute peak-a-boo designs are great and look for something that feels fabulous against your skin
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄✄ Perfect for students who have made a simple garment like an A line skirt or pyjama pants.

Refund Policy

See Terms & Conditions.

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Terms & Conditions

Taking part in a workshop at Thread Den is fun and we love teaching people our craft, but here we have to get serious for a moment:

It is your responsibility to clear your diary for the booking you've made - especially if there are multiple sessions in your course. If you want to finish your project(s), you need to attend all workshops. You'll also need to arrive on time. We can't start again because it just isn't fair to your fellow participants. 

Allow us this indulgence for a second, our workshops and courses - they are usually sold out weeks in advance. It isn't a quick switch to pop you into another workshop. If we have an appropriate session where you can attend to keep going, we will try to offer you a discounted space. If that isn't possible, you will need to book a private lesson to stay on track (the minimum cost is NM -$144 or M -$119.52). 

We also won't follow you up to check that you are coming along to class and/or that you have the right supplies for your class. Almost every workshop will require you to bring along your supplies, for some workshops we sell a supplies kit at an additional cost - but not for all. If you are unsure about what you need, just shoot us an email - info@threadden.com .  We also want you to learn and love what you make as much as possible, please carefully consider the fabrics we recommend that you use. If you choose a fabric that is suited to a more advanced level you aren't going to enjoy your experience.

We've tried to answer any questions you could have in the workshop description, but again, don't hesitate to email us for any further details or with any queries. We loooove to see that fabric you are thinking of using and sending you off to some of our favourite fabric and habby suppliers. 

Thanks for sticking with us and reading through these annoying details. Here's the stuff that is often hidden behind an *asterisk* or in teeeeenie little print:

Refund Policy

  • All refunds are subject to a 25% administration fee.
  • Refunds will only be processed back to the original method of payment.
  • Refunds are processed as soon as practicable. While Thread Den’s part of the process should be undertaken within three days of notice, the combination of the bookings platform and your banking institution’s processes will also influence the exact amount of time taken for you to receive the refund.

Transferring Your Booking

  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another workshop we require at least four days notice prior to the start date of your original workshop/course booking.
  • Bookings without date changes can be transferred to another person without incurring any penalties.
  • Changes to your workshop or the commencement date (within all other terms listed here) will incur a $10 administration fee.
  • Changes to your booking date will not reset the four day notice period.

Medical Events

  • If you feel unwell, do not attend your workshop. With the supply of a medical certificate or COVID-19 testing referral covering the date of your workshop, you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • In the event of a medical emergency, we may have to seek ambulance services on your behalf and at your expense.

Course Cancellations 

  • Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers (usually this is 3 participants).
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified two days before the scheduled start date and refunds will be provided.

This policy can be viewed on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/

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17 August 2018 • Cape-making Course

Loving my new cape, thanks to the excellent women at Thread Den who were there every step of the way at the classes!


13 August 2018 • Cape-making Course

I love my new cape - it is warm and has arm holes!

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