I found a brand new snuggie while thrift store shopping last week and thought "There's a lot of warm fabric here, I should make something from it." I bet many more of these will be showing up at thrift stores in the next few years as the fad fades out. So here is one idea to make out of a snuggie. A little red riding hood cape for the little ones you know. One snuggie makes about 2 toddler size capes. You can either make your own cape pattern from an existing hoodie, or buy a cape pattern to complete this design.
For my cape I made my own pattern. One of the most useful things I have learned in the fashion industry is, reference everything. If you already like the shape of something, or don't know how something is made, reference something else. That's basically what I did when making this pattern. I used a hoodie that I knew already fit well and used it as a guide.
Finish all outside edges. I serged and hemmed mine for a more professional finished look. The fleece doesn't fray so there is no need to serge, but I like how it looks. Don't forget to add a closure, I used velvet ribbon sewn on the center front right below the hood.
Take your little red riding hood to go look for friendly wolves in the forest.
Congrats you! Now there is one less snuggie in the world and you have recycled!