sew bicycle cape
February 12, 2012 7:55 AM Subscribe
How to sew a bicycle cape
posted by vegetable100% to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Hello, I want to sew a cape to wear while riding my bicycle. What factors should I take into account to get the best looking cape possible?
I've already had a first attempt where I used a very light fabric and tapered rectangular shape, but the cape doesn't sit well on the shoulders or flap in the wind in that superhero kind of way that one would want. I figure I need to round the shoulders out more so it sits better. One idea I had from the get go was to use a velcro clasp that will come loose if the cape gets caught on something.
What things should I consider in creating my cape 2.0? I'm open to suggestions on anything: Fabric type and thickness, shape, additional safety features, reducing drag, incorporating lights...