Friday, April 17, 2015

3 Step Kimono DIY

Danielle has been bugging me to make a kimono video and we finally got around to it.  This one is made with two faux pashmina scarves that I bought for $5 dollars each.  Check stores like Marshall's and Kohl's for these kinds of scarves which are always on sale for not very much.  The more pattern the scarves have, the better your kimono will look!
Have fun and big hugs,  Mark
Danielle showing off her new Kimono in our magic garden 
This is a great way to add a little boho chic to a plain outfit
Watch the short video tutorial here!
2 long "pashmina" scarves
Sewing machine
Matching thread
Straight pins
Measuring tape
Lay the scarves face to face matching the design
Mark the 1/2 way point on one side of the scarves
Pin the scarves together up to 5" before the 1/2 way point
Stitch them together using 1/2" seam allowance
*This is your center back seam
Fold one scarf in half lengthwise (right sides together)
Measure up 19" on the open side (the side you didn't stitch)
Measure 9" across the bottom
Connect these two points with pins in a curve as shown with the little black dots
Stitch along the pins and cut out leaving 1/2" seam allowance 
*This will create your sleeve and side seam
Now repeat on the other scarf: 
Fold the other scarf in half right sides together
Place the cut pieces from the first side on top for a guide
Cut along the shape and pin together
Stitch using 1/2" seam allowance
 Keep the cut edges from fraying with E-6000 Fray Lock


  1. I knew I was collecting all those pashminas for a reason, because it wasn't to wear them, till now. Can't stand how you're forever trying to put them on straight. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Once again one of those why didn't I think of that moments.

  2. Hi Peta, Glad you like the project! Have fun and send a photo if you make one, OK!

  3. I love your video, thanks for a great idea.

  4. You make it look so easy. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration. Have a fun day!