KIMONO JACKET

KIMONO
JACKET
FREE PATTERN + TUTORIAL
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A B O UT TH E K I M O N O JAC K E T
Sew your own stylish kimono jacket with minimal fabric and sewing time.
This easy, breezy, and flowy jacket will look great as we transition our
wardrobes to fall!
TE R M S O F U S E
The FREE Kimono Jacket pattern is for personal use only and is
copyrighted by law. You may sell items sewn with Sew Caroline Sewing
Patterns on an in-home, small scale. The Kimono Jacket is not for
commercial use and should not ever be mass-produced. If you have any
questions about this, please contact Caroline at
[email protected]
PATTER N SIZIN G
This is a generously fitting pattern for sizes small- large.
FA B R I C S TO U S E
Voile, rayon, double gauze, chiffon, light weight jersey, or a linen blend.
Anything with a really nice drape will sew beautifully.
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FA B R I C R E Q UIR EM ENTS :
1.5 yards of 54”-60” wide fabric
TIP :
Be sure to wash, dry and iron all fabric before proceeding to sew your kimono.
OTH ER M ATER I A LS N E ED ED :
• Coordinating thread
• Iron + Ironing board
• Rotary cutter + mat OR dressmaker’s shears
•3 yards of (at least) 1” wide trim for sleeves and hem (optional)
P R INT A ND A S S EM B LE TH E PATTER N :
Using 8.5” x 11” paper, print the pattern pieces. Be sure to select “no page scaling” when printing so the pattern pieces will print true to size. You can check your page scaling with the 2” x
2” test-square and you can see how your pages should align on the first page of the pattern
pieces PDF.
PATTER N P IE C ES IN CLUD ED :
Kimono Front
Kimono Back
Sleeve
TO N OTE B EF O R E B E G INNIN G :
• All fabric is pre-washed, dried, and ironed
• Seam allowance is included on the pattern pieces and is 3/8” unless otherwise noted.
STEP O N E :
Layout your pattern pieces on top of your fabric and cut 2 Kimono Front (A) pieces (that mirror
one another), 1 Kimono Back (B) piece (cut on the fold), and 2 Sleeve (C) pieces (these are
rectangles that measure 11.25” x 8.5”).
TIP :
Make sure your workspace is big enough! If you are working on a table, make sure all of your
fabric is on top of the table so it does not begin to move mid-cutting.
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STEP T WO :
Lay the Kimono Back (B) piece right side up and lay the Kimono
Top (A) pieces right sides down aligning the shoulder and side seams.
Pin and sew these in place using a 3/8” seam allowance. You
can usea regular sewing machine or overlock machine.
STEP THR E E :
Take the sleeve (C) and place it right side up. Place your
trim right side down with the bottom edge aligned
3/4” from the long raw edge of the sleeve. Sew in place
at 1” (this will be approximately 1/4” from the edge of
the trim.
STEP F O UR :
Fold the seam allowance to the raw edge at 1/2” and
press. Fold again at 1/2” and press. Top stitch along the
folded edge for a clean finish. Press your trim away from
the sleeve. Repeat this process for the other sleeve.
When both sleeves have trim applied, fold them short ends
together, rigth sides facing and sew or overlock stitch along
the short ends.
STEP F I V E :
Turn your sleeve wrong side out and the Kimono
right side out. Align the raw edge of the sleeve to
the raw edge of the sleeve inset on the Kimono.
Right sides should be facing. Make sure the seam on
the sleeve is aligned with the side seam. Pin and
sew/overlock in place. Repeat this for the other
sleeve and turn right side out.
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STEP SI X :
Apply trim to the bottom of the jacket using the same techniqe we used when applying the trim
to the sleeves.
STEP S E V EN :
With the remaining raw edges (around the open part of the jacket and the neck), you can either
roll hem on your serger or sewing machine, OR fold and press towards the wrong side at 1/4”
and then again at 1/4” and top stitch all the way around.
TA DA ! YO U ’ R E FINISHED !
Let’s see what you made! Share on social media and be sure use
the hashtag #sewcarolineKIMONO.
Be sure to tag me so I can see: @SewCaroline
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SEWING PATTERNS
KIMONO JACKET
one size fits most
2” x 2”
test square
1
SEWING PATTE
KIMONO JACK
FRONT
A
2
3
4
CUT TWO ON FOLD
5
TERNS
7
N FOLD
CKET
ERNS
KET
8
9
CUT ONE
10
SEWING PATTERNS
KIMONO JACKET
SLEEVE
C
6
SEWING PAT
11
KIMONO JA
BACK
B
12
13
14