Making clothes doesn’t have to be hard.
Kimonos are a spring and summer staple. I’ve seen them a lot at music festivals, the beach, theme parks and more, and they always look adorable.
The problem with kimonos is they’re just as expensive as they are cute and on-trend. I’ve seen some go for over $50. Yeah, no thanks.
If you’ve got an extra large scarf or a big piece of fabric you like, you can make a kimono out of it. My favorite tutorial for how to do this comes from LaurDIY on YouTube.
Laura says that finding out if your fabric is big enough to make your kimono all you have to do it fold it in half.
If the folded edge is long enough to go from your left elbow, across your shoulders and to your right elbow, then it’s perfect, but a little shorter is perfectly fine too.
Making the kimono is super simple. Just fold over the scarf or piece of fabric, sew up the sides leaving room for the arm holes, and cut down the center. Only cut down the center on one side of the initial fold.
Fold each side of the cut under and sew it to keep it from fraying, then cut away excess fabric. That’s it, you’ve got a kimono and it takes less than 30 minutes! I love how my first one turned out.
I’m going to be making a ton of these this summer. I‘ll have one for every outfit! What kind of prints are you going to make?