Simple Simon and Company · Apr 3, 2017

Easy Kimono Cardigan Tutorial

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!!!

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