DIY Kimonos Out of Old Scarves
I can't be the only one with 136970284 scarves tucked away somewhere in my closet. I'm not sure how I have accumulated so many. I think it's one of those things that you just keep buying without noticing it until one day you find yourself with an absurd abundance...like chapstick, socks from Target, or cats. Anyway, I've been trying to think of ways to repurpose some the pretty scarves I never wear.
I have been loving kimonos lately. Such a simple way to add some interest to a boring outfit. This tutorial is totally easy. It's time to dig up those old scarves and put them to good use!
Fold your scarf in half, right sides facing in.
Sew two "L" shaped seams. The dimensions will depend on how you would like your kimono to fit. The further apart the seams lining the torso, the more flowy the kimono will fit. Cut off the access fabric outlining your new "L" shaped seams.
Cut a straight line through the TOP layer of the folded fabric. Finish the raw edges from this cut. I used my sewing machine to finish the edges, but an iron on hem would work if you would rather avoid sewing in a curved line. Finally, turn it inside out. That's it!
There you have it! I am so excited about how easy this project was. I get so frustrated sewing with rulers, pins, measurements, etc...I prefer the sloppy, "just go with it" form of sewing. I foresee my closet housing many more kimonos in the near future.
Holly and I can't wait to show you more of our recent projects! Stay tuned!
11/7/2014 05:24:46 am
Gosh, You're adorable, clever, spunky, and talented. What a great idea! Keep aspiring to be!!! You will BE.
3/23/2015 12:35:29 pm
This looks really cool, but I have to admit, I really really have no idea how to follow these directions... Is there any way you could add pictures of the scarf/kimono while it's not actually on you? Maybe that would help. I could follow the directions I think, but I'm not sure how that would turn into a kimono I guess... Do you have to use a really wide scarf? Any help would be great! Thanks!
5/23/2015 07:14:11 am
I love this! I think I understand most of your directions but need clarification for around the neck. So you cut straight up the middle on top layer till you get to the fold? So you don't actually cut a neck out, you just fold the raw edges over stitch and that's it? Thanks for sharing!
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