December 2015 Easy Cape Instructions

Hi Everybody! The shop has been open for a month now and my life has been busy! I constantly have five (or more) projects started, and none finished. I thought I was bad before! 

Tonight is the First Friday of December, and in Missoula, Montana, that means the downtown art galleries are open late. The Confident Stitch is staying open late, as well. We will be selling a kit for a simple project each First Friday. And, we will post the instructions here on the blog. The project for this month is an easy cape made of wool knit fabric. If you don't live in Missoula, and you'd like to make this super simple cape, just buy a yard of wool knit fabric and cut it into a square (36" X 36"). You'll also want some fusible stay tape, such as this tape from Sewkeyse. Then follow along with the instructions below:

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More Scenes From the Grand Opening

The Confident Stitch shop opened on Friday! Since it was the first Friday of the month, the art galleries of Missoula were all open late, so the shop stayed open until 8:00 pm. I was exhausted, but very happy with the turnout. From 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, people were constantly flowing in and out. 

My friend Katherine came from Helena. We have been friends for 25 years! Photo by Sahra Susman.

My friend Katherine came from Helena. We have been friends for 25 years! Photo by Sahra Susman.

Cutting Cotton + Steel Quilting Cotton. Photo by Sahra Susman.

Cutting Cotton + Steel Quilting Cotton. Photo by Sahra Susman.

My guy Fred served wine, cheese, grapes and cookies. Photo by Sahra Susman.

My guy Fred served wine, cheese, grapes and cookies. Photo by Sahra Susman.

Lovely Jane (in an orange coat) will be my full-time employee starting December 1. Photo by Sahra Susman.

Lovely Jane (in an orange coat) will be my full-time employee starting December 1. Photo by Sahra Susman.