Fabric for the cape I used a 70cm (27.5”) x 90cm (35.5”) piece of polar fleece. Whatever you have is fine! Cut a little extra for hemming if it will fray.
Bias Binding for the neck band, or you could use a piece of folded over fabric instead. I used 100cm (39.5”) of 2.5cm (1”) bias, since it’s folded double the finished length will be a little less than half that. If you are using fabric or wider binding you can cut a 50cm (20”) x 5cm (2”) piece and fold it in half length wise instead. Again add a little more width (7.5cm or 3” instead) if you are folding under the edges.
Velcro to do it up. A small amount of Velcro is a good safe option as it will come undone before strangling the wearer if the get caught on something. Imagine that for a gift!!!
Contrasting fabric for designs (if you want), knit or felt is ideal so it won’t fray
Trim if wanted, I used a piece of orange Ric Rac. You could use ribbon, bias binding or anything else you have handy.
Moving on to the neck band!
Now to add the Velcro. I have used Velcro dots that have adhesive on the back. You can use regular Velcro too, the dots are nice and easy to sew as they stay put, and have finished soft edges.
You can leave it as it is or add any decorations you like.
Hopefully a happy we lad in a few days time!