Looking for something fast and trendy to sew for your little girl? Well, it's your lucky day! Today I'm going to show you how to sew this versatile kimono jacket pattern. It even includes the free sewing pattern in girls sizes 2 to 14 that you can print on your home printer.
Kimono Jacket Pattern
The first thing you will need to do in order to make your kimono jacket, is to download the pattern and collect all your supplies.
Kimono Jacket Pattern - Supplies
- Fabric - I used lightweight quilting cotton which gave nice results. It looks best in fabrics that drape and are not too stiff.
- Sizes 2 to 7 - 1 yard of fabric.
- Sizes 8 to 14 - 1 ¼ yards of fabric
- Optional - Lace to decorate the bottom and the sleeves. Choose soft lace that won't scratch.
Download the Kimono Jacket Pattern
First, you will need to get your printable pattern pieces. Follow the link below and just add the pattern to your cart and checkout (no credit card required). It is absolutely free, so please enjoy it! Don't forget to check your pattern has printed to scale by measuring the 2-inch test square on the first page. >>>Get the Jacket Pattern Pieces
If you haven't printed one of my PDF patterns before, please read my article on how to print downloadable patterns. Always download patterns on a desktop or laptop for a trouble-free experience.
Sew the Free Kimono Jacket Pattern
Step 1: Seams
With RIGHT sides together, stitch the fronts to the back at the shoulder seams and side seams. Make sure you match the notches and sew with a ½ inch (12mm) seam allowance.
Finish the seams, so they don't fray. If you don't have a serger read my article on seam finishes without a serger. A great alternative is to use a wide zig-zag stitch to stop the seams from fraying.
Step 2: Sleeve Hems
On the WRONG side, press the sleeve hems up by ¼ inch (6mm) and then ¼ inch (6mm) again. Stitch around the hems. It is easiest if you use the free arm on your sewing machine.
Step 3: Neck Ham
Hem around the neckline and bottom with a double fold hem of ¼ inch (6mm) seam allowance also.
Step 4: Decorate
If you really want your top to look fancy then add some lace to the sleeves and bottom. In my sample, I used a 2 inch (5cm) cotton lace on the bottom only.
All finished and ready for a day out!
Shop for the Perfect Pants Pattern to Match
Don't forget to sew some trendy shorts or pants to wear with your free kimono jacket pattern. My beautiful model "S" is wearing shorts made from the premium sewing pattern called the Kaci Pants.
The Kaci pants pattern comes in 3 lengths, making it the ideal sewing pattern for all seasons. They are really easy for all levels of sewers to make and can generally be made in under an hour. The pants are ideal for quilting cotton and lightweight denim.