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Easy DIY Kimono Sewing Project | T-Shirt Refashion

How to Make a DIY Kimono |

DIY T-shirt Kimono |

Want to know how to cut a shirt into an elegant kimono for a neat DIY clothing project? If you're looking for something stylish you can make yourself, try this t-shirt refashion. Make your own DIY kimono in just a few easy steps.

Easy DIY T-Shirt Kimono | DIY Fashion

Here's a DIY clothing project that involves a relatively simple t-shirt refashion. If your hubby has an extra large shirt he's no longer using, put it to good use. Turn it into upcycled clothing in a matter of minutes! This is cool DIY clothing you can wear anywhere!


What you'll need for this T-shirt refashion:

  • Men's plain t-shirt in an extra large size
  • Scissors
  • Needle & thread or fabric glue
  • Lace or fringe trim


Step 1

DIY Kimono Pattern |

Begin by cutting out the collar and sleeve-hems of the t-shirt. Then cut a rectangle-sized shape out of the front of the t-shirt, rounding the edges near the bottom. This will be the front opening of the kimono.


Step 2

Try on the kimono for size, and make adjustments if necessary. I chose to shorten the sleeves on mine.


Step 3

How to Make a DIY Kimono |

Measure out a length of lace trim to fit around the bottom of the kimono. Then, using a needle and thread, stitch the lace to the hem. Alternatively, you can just use fabric glue to attach your trim.


Step 4

How to Make a Modern DIY Kimono |

You're done — enjoy!

This is fun craft to make for yourself, or on a smaller scale for you little fashionista sister. Pair this casual jacket style with a sundress or skinny jeans for a lovely look!

Did you enjoy our tutorial on how to make a DIY kimono? Let us know in the comments section below what your thoughts are on this upcycled clothing idea. Do you have any other DIY clothing project you’d like to share? Share it with us and we’ll give it a try.

We love doing cool DIY projects by making craft projects, home decor projects, upcycling ideas, recipes, tutorials and anything you can do yourself. That’s why we created this site, we want people to be more in touch with their creative side and realize that there’s a lot of things that they can do themselves. We’d love to hear from you and create a community of DIY enthusiasts where any project is just a click away. Stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!


Want more cool DIY clothing projects to try? Check out more of our posts:

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