3. Don't use the Stitch Witchery yet. First, turn the raw
edges under about a quarter inch and iron creases into them.
Make sure your creases match up when the two layers of
fabric are pressed together. Cut notches at the corners if
you need to in order to tuck the fabric neatly inside
4. Now cut a piece of wire and a strip of Stitch Witchery
for each of the sides, the bottom, and the neckline of the
cape. The wire will be very close to the edges of the cape,
so measure accordingly. Also, the neckline wire will likely
need to be shorter once the fabric is gathered.
5. Open your trapezoid so that the inside of the bottom
layer is exposed. Place a strip of Stitch Witchery along the
fold and the corresponding length of wire on top of the
Stitch Witchery. Without disturbing their placement, lay the
top layer of fabric back where it belongs, ensuring that the
edges match up properly.
With a hot iron, press and hold according to the
instructions on the Stitch Witchery package. Leave about
half an inch or so at each end unstuck for the moment so
that you can slip the side wires all the way to the corners.
Iron the two side seams and the top using the same
procedure. Be sure all of the raw edges are securely tucked
NOTE: Don't let the Stitch Witchery touch the iron
directly! It will gunk up the sole plate of your iron by
melting onto it. I had to learn that one the hard way,
6. With needle and thread, make a running stitch across
the top-close to the seam if there will be no collar; about
a quarter inch down if you will be attaching a collar or
hood. Pull the thread to gather the neckline and tie it off
securely and as neatly as possible, preferably on the