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Sewing and Selling Cloaks and Capes for Extra Money with Free Online Patterns

Updated on April 20, 2013

Men's Cloak

Some people want cloaks for historical plays.
Some people want cloaks for historical plays. | Source

An Excellent Home Business for Women

Whether you love Halloween or going to the Renaissance Faire, you know that cloaks are worn year round for different events. What's more, people are continuously looking for well-made cloaks for the holidays, such as a bright red Christmas cloak, and for plays, reenactments, role-playing clubs, Halloween parties, and even Harry Potter clubs.

Capes, on the other hand, are associated with superheroes. The difference between cloaks and capes is length. Capes are shorter that cloaks, hence the reason why superheroes wear them.

If you're looking to start a home sewing business, think about focusing on cloak and cape making because of the wide appeal. The cloaks and capes can be made on spec for individuals and they can also be made for resale at the local New Age and costume shops. There are also home sewers that sell their cloaks and capes on their websites and on auction sites.

Where to Sell Cloaks and Capes

There are many different places where you can sell or advertise homemade cloaks and capes.

  • Contact local New Age shops with photographs and samples of your work, stating that you would like them to carry your products.
  • Set up a stand at the local Renaissance Faire.
  • As Halloween gets closer, set up a table at any large community flea markets or craft shows.
  • Post advertisements on community bulletin boards at local stores, craft stores, and community theater houses.
  • Maintain an online presence - keep an up-to-date website with the cloaks you have for sale, keep a Twitter and Facebook account to alert potential customers of your latest cloak creations.
  • Exchange website links with online role-playing groups, Halloween related websites, and Renaissance Faire websites.
  • Comic book fans also like to dress up for their conventions. One popular event is Comicon.

How to Make a Cloak

Dracula's Cloak

Halloween cloaks are always popular.
Halloween cloaks are always popular. | Source

DIY Hooded Costume CLoak


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    • Deborah-Diane profile image

      Deborah-Diane 5 years ago from Orange County, California

      People are always looking for jobs they can do from home. Even someone who is not adept at using the internet could start a home business making cloaks. Great idea!

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