Cape Cod Capelet Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(60 customer reviews)


Feel like an easy-to-sew and easy-to-fit project? I got you covered! The Cape Cod Capelet is cozy and chic. The sharp yet snuggly top has raglan seams that are sewn together at the end, forming an elbow-length, roomy sleeve. The fit of the Cape Cod Capelet is very forgiving, so you can make some as gifts even if you don’t know the precise measurements of the recipients. To make it extra luxurious, you can even use merino or cashmere sweater knit fabric!

Cape Cod Capelet Features:

  • Floppy cowl
  • Raglan seam lines
  • Roomy, elbow-length sleeves
  • High-low hem
  • Designed for knit fabric
  • Layers feature (print only the sizes you need)

Skill Level: Beginner+

Sizes: XXS – XL (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? The Cape Cod Capelet pattern now includes an additional large format file (size A0 paper) that you can send to your print shop to print!

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Additional information



Cup sizes


Skill level


Knit or woven



Digital download


A0, A4 / US Letter



Seam allowances



Primary Fabric Use light to medium-weight knit fabric with 25%-100% stretch and good recovery. Sweater knit, French terry and jersey are good choices.

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fibers shrink in the wash; be sure to have enough fabric. The requirements below assume that the fabric is already pre-shrunk.


Cape Cod Capelet PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial


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60 reviews for Cape Cod Capelet Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Cynthia

    This is a beautifully simple pattern and well done as are all Itch to Stitch patterns I’ve used. I was able to whip this up quickly and very pleased. Love Itch to Stitch!

  2. Claire

    Quick and easy make with brilliant instructions.

  3. Talia

    Love this pattern! So easy to make and such great and easy to follow instructions! I will definately make some more. Thank you so much.

  4. Anonymous

    So quick and easy to sew! It doesn’t use much fabric (especially if you seam up the centre back). It could use a little length which is easy to do. I plan to make a couple more for cozy gifts!

  5. Taeyla

    Purchase process was seamless, easy and quick. I have made this as a M size and it was easy to sew, instructions were clear and final garment great to wear. Thank you. I look forward to making gifts for my family.

  6. Lisa

    Love this pattern – I used a brushed rib knit in pistachio green from Boho Fabrics – medium size – a gift for my mom – it is gorgeous.

  7. Anonymous

    Pattern is super easy-to-use and pretty.

  8. Sharon

    Love this pattern. I’ll be making several more of these for Winter

  9. Joanne

    Love it! Made 2 already. A great make for gifts. (Quick and no sizing worries) 👏🏼👏🏼💕💕🎉💕🙋🏻

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  11. Cathi

    Great pattern! I lengthened it a couple inches. I did it in a diamond-pattern plaid, which absolutely works if you take the time to line it up. It’s comfy and simple. I will make some for family next year.

  12. Holly

    I love that I could make this as a gift without measuring the person!

  13. Judy

    This was a fun sew!

  14. Mary

    Love the design and instructions.

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  16. Linda E.

    I lie your stylish patterns and comprehensive instructions. I particularly choose Itch to Stitch for the range of cup sizes.

  17. Cynthia

    This will be a great wear for fall, can be dressy or casual, a piece to choose instead of a Cardigan.

  18. amy

    Perfect for all those sweater knits!!!

  19. melodie.kunegel

    Perfect pattern for a gift, easy sizing and easy sew. I have made 5 versions in various fabrics and sizes for family. I need to make more for myself

  20. Rhian

    Great pattern easy pdf to print and cur

  21. bev

    Great pattern, went together well although the print didn’t turn out quite to scale. Simple clear instructions. Will buy another pattern for sure.

  22. Ruty

    Easy and quick pattern!

  23. Donna

    I made this for my mom for Christmas and she loved it. It’s such a quick sew and a great top and I’ll be making one for myself next. Great pattern!

  24. Great and easy make.

  25. sarah

    I like it

  26. Kerrielee

    This pattern went together so quickly and fit the intended recipients perfectly without having precise measurements. I will definitely making more of these for myself as well as others!

  27. Bethany

    Easy to sew and turned out beautifully

  28. Delcourt

    Ok, this pattern is easy to sew and the result is amazing ! So Pretty!

  29. Ariane

    parfaite, je vais en refaire une seconde

  30. Esther

    Patron très simple et sympa a réaliser le prix est cependant un peu élevé

  31. Joyce

    Very easy to sew up!

  32. Elaine

    I love this pattern I have it all cut out and ready to sew.

  33. Tiina

    Very good and versatile pattern.

  34. Carol

    This is a beautiful pattern, easy to sew, no alterations made to pattern.

  35. This top was super simple and easy to wear. I’m sure I will make more than one.

  36. Judith

    This is a fun pattern great for gifts.

  37. Linda

    easy to follow and a very good fit.

  38. Sanet

    As always fits well and easy to make

  39. Elizabeth

    Patterns are consistently well designed and value for money.

  40. Ann

    Love this cape!!!!! Nice job and great support

  41. easy elegant a great gift!

  42. Ronel Potgieter

    Patterns are ALWAYS great quality with excellent instructions

  43. Mary

    I love this pattern… I am making two for Christmas presents… Thank you!

  44. Vicki

    Except I did not use the cowl neck pattern piece, changed it to a cowl pattern that I like better (which involved changing the neckline shape, added 2 ” to the length

  45. As with other Itch to Stitch patterns this was a “must have” as soon as I saw it. Also made a muslin straight away. Now on the hunt for Jersey fabric to make many more (might also make for family members too!)

  46. Elizabeth

    Such a flattering and cute pattern. I have made 4 and already know it will be a shop favorite ♥️ thank you for always having high quality, well drafter and instructed patterns .

  47. Catherine

    Love all the Itch to Stitch patterns I have purchased and this was no exception. Well drafted, easy to sew and excellent instructions.

  48. Beverly

    Wow! What a fun, quick stitch project! Easy to sew! Easy to wear! Easy to style!

  49. Judith

    easy to print at home and great fun to sew! a wonderful asset to anyone’s wardrobe. Can be used on many different size people. I made it in a knit aw well as a woven. Makes fast gifts for friends. thank you!

  50. Kristi

    Love this capelet – it’s so versatile. Planning Christmas gifts already.

  51. Kasey

    This pattern is amazing. It’s my first ITS sew and I’m hooked. The sizing was spot on and the instructions were clear! I made 6 in one weekend and everyone will be getting this for the holidays!

  52. Karina

    Stylish pattern, easy to sew. Love it!

  53. Anonymous

    Stitching heavy sweater knit into capelets for fabulous holiday gifts.

  54. Peggy

    As promised, a quick, fabulous sew. Every gal on my gift list (including me) is getting one!

  55. Yvonne

    Never thought I would wear something like this but was inspired by photos on the website so made one. So happy with it and it is a great make for gifts. My first make left my house with my daughter. ❤️

  56. Charlene

    Awesome pattern! Planning to make a couple of these for gifts. The capelet would be easy to fit by estimating size and length I think.

  57. Brilliant top and great instructions

  58. Chris

    Comfortabele cape.

  59. othersideofthegarden

    I have already made two capelets. This is such a quick and fun make and it gets so many compliments. A huge winner for me!

  60. ennyk

    I saw the pattern on Instagram and since I wanted to make a present for a friend, I immediately bought it and had planned to make a few more for Christmas presents. It’s a fast sew but getting the narrow hem totally even isn’t easy with thin sweater knits and neither is stitching the sleeve seams exactly in the ditch on both the front and the back. Should I ever make that pattern again, I would do the hem by hand and hand baste the sleeve seams. It probably would be easier if using a sturdier fabric like a French terry. I read that compared to the test makes I saw, the hem at the front was extended by two inches and that created an oval shape I’m not keen on. The circle look of the tester versions are more appealing to me. I’m still not sure if it’s good enough for a dear friend.

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Body Measurements


Bust 3112

How to choose your size

  1. Compare your bust circumference (fullest part) to the “Body Measurements” table, choose the size that best fits your bust. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.