With the colder weather this is a lovely little capelet made from the Polarvide throw. Surprisingly, it does keep me warm on autumn days.
This is one of the the easiest, simplest way to make your own capelet. And one especially for you non-sewer sewers out there.
And it looks feminine with a dash of vintage charm.
1 IKEA Polarvide throw Scissors Pins Pencil Needle and thread Sewing machine Tape measure 1 snap, button, or other closure Strips of an old sweater, optional
How to make a capelet from an IKEA throw
1. Lay the throw flat on a large surface and measure 21″ across the throw. Pin in place from one end to the other.
2. Cut off the excess, using the pins as guide.
3. Fold over the top edge of the cut piece about 3″ down. This becomes the collar. Pin it dab in the middle.
4. Then turn the capelet inside-out, keeping all pins in place. Pull it over your head and adjust the way it hangs over your shoulders. Pinch excess fabric at the top of each shoulder and pin. Gently remove the capelet and lay it flat. Then sketch the curve of the shoulder using the pins as a guide. Stitch along the curve with a sewing machine or by hand. Trim excess fabric and remove pins.
5. Using the excess fabric from the Polarvide make a bouquet of fabric flowers to cover up the fastener at the front of the capelet. Position flowers over the collar and stitch them on by hand.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.