Construction of African Kimono
Don't worry it's easy to look like an international African Queen by making an African fabric kimono with our visual and written no-sew directions.
How to Make a No-Sew Ankara Kimono that will have you looking like an International African Queen.
See step-by-step instructions to make the fabulous unisex African fabric kimono with no-sew directions for beginners. In Japan the kimono was orginally called a kosode, a layer of clothing that was worn as undergarments. The kosode which did not have the voluminous sleeves orginally, slowly morphed into the origin of modern kimono we know today. The kimomo is a unisex piece of clothing worn by both men and women.
Kimonos come in infinite variations and this simple no-sew design you
will need 1 ½-yards Ankara fabric measuring 45 inches wide. Before
beginning to cut, give yourself plenty of room to work with good
lighting, check to see if there is a right and wrong side of the fabric
or if there is a one-way design.
African Fabric Kimono Supplies Needed.
1 ½ yard Ankara fabric
Permanent hem tape
Fabric marking pen or chalk
Iron with steam
Measure out your fabric using the dimensions below and cut, measure hem tape and iron close the side seams.
Hem the front opening, sleeves and bottom edges by turning over the edges first with a ½ inch seam, ironing and folding over again ½ inch and ironing in place using permanent hem tape.
You’re done boo!