What is a good fabric for a cape?
We’ve recommended several fabrics for the exterior of the cape: wool coating, wool melton, velveteen (i.e., cotton velvet), moleskin, and corduroy. Those are my top suggestions, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to limit your choices to these fabrics.
How much fabric do I need for a cape?
What You’ll Need. 1-2 yards of fabric (depending on how long you’d like it), any color of your choice. Bolts of the fabric have different widths, though, so the wider your bolt of fabric, the more flow the cape will have.