This is one of our favorite projects that we realized we never published on our own site! It started out as a guest post but is now coming home 😉 So it’s an oldie but goodie and one that we still wear all the time!
Have you been admiring all those cute kimono cardigans that are everywhere? Well, now with just over a yard of fabric you can make your own—for probably half to one-third of the cost. Here’s how…..
1 1/4 yards of cotton/rayon blend material
2 yards of pom-poms (optional)
And here’s how you make it:
Step 1: Cut a rectangle of fabric 46 inches by 48 inches (46 will be the width, 48 inches will be the length)
Step 2: Fold the rectangle in half so that the fold is at the top and the two open ends are at the bottom.
Step 3: Cut up only the FRONT layer of the fabric as shown in the illustration. Then cut ellipse shape for neckline.
Step 4: Measure down 10″ from the fold on both sides of rectangle and mark with a pin. These will be your armholes. Stitch up to that pin and out to side seam.
Step 5: Turn under your armholes .5 inches, press, then turn up .5 inches and hem as the illustration below.
Step 6: Hem the open cardigan seams and neckline the same way. Turn neckline and open seams under .5 inches, press. Then press under another .5 inches and hem.
Step 7: Add pom poms onto the bottom of hem. If you need a great tutorial on how to add pom poms you can go HERE.
And you are done!!!