DIY Cape or #Medieval #Cloak for #FashionDolls @


This week I’m featuring a sweepstakes giveaway contest for a cool ninja costume that fits Barbie® and many other, similar-sized fashion dolls.

Yesterday I showed you how to make your own miniature sword, sheath, and belt, using my free, printable sewing patterns and YouTube tutorials. Today I’m showing you how to make a cool ninja cape or cloak, to go with your ninja costume.

The one shown in the video above is grey, but I also have pictures of dolls in the same cloak, but in black. That’s what I recommend for a ninja cape or cloak. Here’s one such image (from the tomb scene in Act V of Romeo and Juliet):

Image shows Texas A & M Ken doll dressed in medieval clothing. He wears a black cloak. Above his head is a miniature torch, with its flame painted red, orange, and yellow. The doll stands over another male doll, whose face is obscured. The doll laying on the ground wears richly decorated Renaissance clothing with gold embroidery and a fancy muffin cap. The expression on the face of the Texas A & M ken doll is one of grief and regret. Part of the scene to the right appears to be obscured. This is a miniature "Barbie and Ken" version of Romeo and Juliet, and we find ourselves looking at the scene in the tomb, when Romeo has just stabbed Tybalt. To learn more, please visit
Visit for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

To make a cloak like the one shown above, use the patterns provided below and the tutorial displayed at the top of this page:

I know a cloak looks like a tricky thing to make, but it’s actually super easy to make. However, if you get stuck or have any questions, feel free to submit a question directly to me, using this form.

And don’t forget to sign up to win the free ninja costume!


If you’re searching for something different, have a look at the Gallery Page. That’s the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for patterns and tutorials.

Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.

Please note: you must enlarge the pattern to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) before printing. My designs use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects).

If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations.

In case you haven’t heard, I have also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls in their line, including a new male doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.

I also have a series of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to gather fabric, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, just like I do!

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