Easy kimono DIY*

Simple sewing at its best - you need just the most basic of sewing skills for this super easy DIY. It's also the quickest garment I've ever sewn, taking less than an hour to make. There's no paper pattern to follow, minimal cutting and pinning, and as the idea is that it's over-sized, you can't really go wrong! I used a cotton for my kimono as I wanted something with a bit of structure, but it would also look great in something light like chiffon or jersey. 

You will need

Fabric 1.5m of Coraline Mondorla Lavender Blue*  
Matching thread
Sewing machine
Tape measure/ruler

How to

1. Fold your fabric in half with the inside together and the fold at the top, it should be a landscape shape.

2. Measure 28cm down from the top fold and then in 25cm to create a rectangle each side and cut out.

3. Pin together the cut sides and sew a 1.5cm seam. Press flat.

4. Find the centre of the front of your kimono and draw a line from top to bottom, then cut through the top layer of fabric only. Before you seam the front opening it's a good idea to try it on at this point, to make sure you have cut high enough. I cut another 2cm open after trying it on to get it to hang better.

5. Fold over your front opening and pin then sew a 1.5cm seam.

6. Pin and sew a 1.5cm seam along the bottom of your kimono. Turn the right way out and you're done!

Happy sewing!

*some of the materials for this project were supplied by Sew Crafty, but all tutorials and opinions are my own.



  1. Thanks so much for sharing this DIY, I'd really like to get back into sewing and this is so easy to understand and follow. I hope I can give it a go soon!

    Carolyn x
    Faithfully Carolyn

  2. This is a very good DIY, very detailed. Thanks!



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