FREE Kimono sewing pattern

This is my third version of the same kimono jacket. It doesn’t look as good in the pic as it does when I wear it. Might be because my model has a completely different body to mine. You can see the first one my mother made – here. I made a second version and used much bigger seams. It fits just that bit sungglier. See that kimono jacket – here.

Kimono jacket

These kimono jackets have been great for summer. They are cool and light but keep the sun off. I used a black cotton blend fabric with a teeny, tiny white dot. The print goes all weird in these photos!

I’m not going to go crazy with instruction as they are all in the links above. As is the FREE sewing pattern. But I will show pics with all the steps.

First you need to make your sewing pattern.

Cutting back piece of pattern

Next cut out your jacket.

Two back pieces and two front pieces

You should have two back pieces and two front pieces.

Pin and sew centre backs together

Pin and sew the centre backs together.

Sew sides and shoulders

Pin and sew the shoulder and the sides together.

Snip curved areas

Cut snips in the curved sections. Why do that? So the seams splay open and fit nicely.

Hem sleeves

Fit your jacket and pin a hem at the end of the sleeves. Sew hem.

Hem all around jacket

Sew a small hem along the bottom edge of your jacket.

Sew front and neck area

Now sew a small hem around the front and neck area. You can fold this small hem over and sew it again to conceal the raw edges.

Voila! Your jacket is complete.

If you would like more free sewing patterns or DIY inspiration scroll to the Gallery pages. You can also see how I made the necklace – here.

I will be back with more next week.

Bye for now.