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How to Sew a Kimono Top

I love to wear these long, flowy Kimono tops,  learn how to sew a Kimono top with this easy sewing tutorial!

Learn how to sew a Kimono top with this easy sewing tutorial!

One of my favorite things about spring is that after a long winter of boots, sweaters, and jackets it always feels so good to break out my spring and summer wardrobe.  The florals and bright pretty colors of spring are my very favorite to wear!  My birthday also falls in March, and I tend to do a bit of personal shopping to celebrate.  This year, I’ve seen so many pretty, flowy and off the shoulder tops and dresses in the stores, I can’t wait to sew a few new items based on the latest trends.

how to sew a kimono top

First up is this gorgeous Kimono Top.

We just moved, and I’ve barely gotten my sewing machine plugged in so I definitely needed an easy project to get me back into the sewing routine.  I saw this gorgeous scarf at TJ Max and I had to buy it and turn it into a Kimono.

Learn how to sew a Kimono top with this easy sewing tutorial!

I just love how the top turned out!  (You can also see what I’ve got going on with my hair cut in the above photo. I cut it short during the holidays and couldn’t be happier with the style.  I’m due for a trim and am also on about day 3 of my last wash – gotta love dry shampoo, lol.)

Ready to sew yourself a Kimono Top?

Learn how to sew a Kimono top with this easy sewing tutorial!

How to sew a Kimono Top

Recommended Fabrics: chiffon, gauze, voile, washable rayon, lightweight knit (anything lightweight and flowy.)  You can even use a scarf like I did.

Chiffon, gauze, voile, washable rayon, lightweight knit (anything lightweight and flowy.)  You can even use a scarf like I did, as long as the dimensions are close.

Sizing Tips:

The measurement provided below is “one size fits most.”  (I’m 5′ 4”)  If you are very short or very tall, adjust your length accordingly.

Materials needed:

  • fabric, about 44.5 inches wide by 55.5 long
  • trim if desired (about 90 inches)  (I used this trim.)
  • disappearing ink marker
  • basic sewing supplies (perfect time to break out that rolled hem foot, though I misplaced mine during the move and had to sew the hem with a regular foot.)

See the rest of the tutorial on page 2.