How to Sew a Bathrobe

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Everyone loves to cozy up in a wrap around bathrobe. Even if you just have beginner skills, you can still make your own robe. Just pick a simple pattern and an easy-to-sew fabric. These directions can give you a general idea on how to sew a bathrobe. However, be sure to read and follow pattern directions because each pattern is slightly different.

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Things you need

  • Bathrobe pattern
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Interfacing
  • Iron
  • Ironing board

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  1. 1

    Choose a simple pattern to start. Find one with minimal details. A collar adds to the complexity of the bathrobe, as do pockets and buttons.

  2. 2

    Select an appropriate fabric based on the fabric suggestions on the back of the pattern envelope. Also buy the recommended notions. Pre-wash the fabric. Dry without fabric softener sheets.

  3. 3

    Lay out the fabric and pattern according to the pattern guide. Cut the pattern pieces all at the same time. If you are using a fabric with a nap or one-way design, follow the special instructions provided for that.

  4. 4

    Pin the pockets to the bathrobe. Depending on the pattern, they can either be patch pockets or side-seam pockets.

  5. 5

    Sew the shoulder and side seams with a 5/8-inch seam allowance. Also, sew the underarm seams for the sleeves. Pin the sleeves in place easing out any fullness. Sew in place. Press all seams open.

  6. 6

    Attach the interfacing to the bathrobe facing according to directions. Edge finish the facing. With wrong sides together, sew the facing to the bathrobe. Turn the facing to the inside. Topstitch in place.

  7. 7

    Finish the bathrobe. Sew the belt loops in place. Sew the belt wrong side out, and then turn it. Machine hem or hand-sew the hem to the bathrobe in place.

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