I was so excited to sew up the new Child’s Unicorn Cape pattern for Rebecca Page last month as a new brand ambassador for them. All of my kids are crazy about dress up and with Halloween around the corner as well I knew this would be a well loved pattern in our house.
The best part about this pattern is that you have creative freedom to add pretty much ANYTHING you want to this! The cape features a mane, birthmark, nostrils, ears, horn fringe and horn as well as optional elastics to attach to the wrists. There are also options to add elastice to the hood and a fastener for under the chin.
I sewed up the size 4-8 and opted for only the wrist elastic. I added the mane, ears, and horn but skipped the horn fringe. There are pattern pieces for the eyes, nostrils and birthmark but there are also svg files to use your favorite cutting machine. I used the svg files and did my eyes with heat transfer vinyl. I did use the pattern pieces though for my nostrils and birthmark and used fabric backed with heat and bond to attach those instead of sewing them. For my horn I wanted something sturdy so I used glitter canvas found at Hobby Lobby in the ribbon isle. It worked perfect for giving the horn enough stability to stand up.
For the mane I used yarn but you can use fabric, felt, ribbon, anything your heart desires! Luckily I am a little bit of a hoarder of craft supplies so I didn’t need to buy any yarn for mine and used what I already had in my supplies. The mane does take quite a bit of material and is very time consuming but well worth it in the end! We also dressed ours up with paper flowers around the horn and in the mane. For the cape fabric I wanted something lightweight that wouldn’t weigh my kids down when they were wearing it so I used quilting cotton (also from Hobby Lobby) for both the lining and the outer.
The instructions are very detail oriented and easy to follow. While it is not a quick sew it is beginner friendly and your kids will have endless hours of dress up fun when you are finished!
This pattern is on sale for a short time so scoop it up here (and also comes in adult sizes!) and sew up a magical unicorn cape! I’d love to see what you create:)
**I RECEIVED A FREE COPY OF THIS PATTERN AS PART OF THE BRAND AMBASSADOR PROCESS. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS**