Kimono Jacket + FREE Sewing Pattern
How many kimono jackets can a woman have? In my case as many as I can make. This gorgeous cream fabric was a set of curtains in a previous incarnation. I cannot believe how much I’ve been able to make from that fabric. This Kimono Jacket + FREE Sewing Pattern as well as – this Kimono top – Back Pack tutorial – and a few other things.
It’s made exactly the same as – This Kimono jacket. Here’s how to make an easy Kimono jacket.
You need: –
- newspaper or paper to make a pattern
- marker pen
- firm fabric
- matching colour thread
- sewing scissors
- sewing machine
You do: –
Cut your pattern. See below. I am a UK size 10. This is a loose fit jacket but if you are significantly smaller or larger, you may need to adjust the sizes. Also cut the collar.
Now pin your pattern to your fabric. If using newspaper (as I do to recycle) be aware the ink can transfer to your fabric so pin lightly and make sure not to rub. Cut your pattern pieces.
Sew shoulders together and then sew sleeves. I often don’t over-lock or zig-zag the seams of my fabric. If a fabric doesn’t fray when I’m working with it then I don’t think it’s necessary. Fabrics like satin fall apart quickly and absolutely must be over-locked or zig-zagged.
Another thing I like to to is press or iron my seams. It helps the seams fall open nicely and gives a better finish.
Fold over at the shoulders as per the picture below and sew the sides and underarm areas. I left a little slit open at each side but that is optional.
Now pin and sew collar along the neckline. Make sure to pin it the right way around. See below.
Press seams nice and flat and press. Fold collar back and fold edge under.
Pin collar in place and sew.
Hem all around. Press or iron your jacket. And then you’re finished!
Next week I will show another item I made from these old curtains.
Until then – have a great green week.