Kimono Jacket — FREE Pattern and Tutorial

Oh man!

I am so excited to be bringing you another free pattern today! I sewed up one of these stylish Kimono Jackets last week and just couldn’t resist sharing the wealth with you guys. They are SO easy to make that I know my fall wardrobe will be FULL of them!

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The pattern can be downloaded HERE* and is one size fits most. It is for sizes small-large. Here is a breakdown of the sizing of the pattern…

Don’t know what sewing essentials you’ll need to start making your own clothing?! Check out this post to help you get started!

Kimono Jacket -- FREE Pattern and Tutorial --*BE SURE to disable your pop up blockers in order to be able to download the pattern!

Fabric used in this sample is from Bari J.’s Emmy Grace line… it is her luscious VOILE!

ENJOY! And be sure to tag me (@SewCaroline) and use the hashtag #sewcarolineKIMONO on social media!



76 thoughts on “Kimono Jacket — FREE Pattern and Tutorial

  1. YES!! I have been (impatiently!) waiting for you to release this pattern! Can’t wait to try! 🙂

    Thank you!

  2. I’ve been wanting to make a kimono for months now but I felt just too darn lazy to draft the pattern myself, so thank you a lot for the pattern. You kimono looks so cute and I love the lace cuffs and hem, so adorable 🙂

  3. This is perfect – been wanting to make one for a while, and now I have no excuse! Do you think this would work in a cotton? I’ve got some perfect fabric lined up, but I’m not sure whether cotton would drape well.

    1. As mentioned in the pattern, I suggest a more drapey fabric. But you can have a go at cotton, you never know until you try!

  4. My teenage daughter will love this! Maybe I can rope her into sewing with me too 😀
    Okay, no roping. But I hope she wants to…..

  5. Hi!
    Could you please clarify something? The sleeve sections 5 and 6 say”cut two on fold” yet in your directions, you suggest that the sewer cut two rectangles 11 1/4 by 8 1/2. Which is correct? Thank you!

    1. It’s the same thing- some people prefer to not use a pattern piece if they’re just cutting rectangles. 🙂

      1. I’m so sorry, but if I cut pattern pieces 5/6 on the fold, the rectangle will be 23″ x 81/2.” Right?

  6. Could you please clarify if the sleeve is 23 x 8 1/2 or 11 1/2 x 8 1/2? I am looking forward to making the cardigan today. Thank ever so much.

    1. I am sorry, I cannot get to my computer right now. I suggest you use the pattern piece and just ignore the type- I must have made a typo if the instructions read a smaller number than what you’re measuring on the pattern piece.

      1. I am not sure I understand, can you please explain a little further? Pages 5 + 6 in the PDF should be taped together.

      1. Hi Caroline, your kimono looks amazing! I don’t understand why the Kimono back (B) only has one opening to put a sleeve? I’m not sure where to put the sleeve on the other side..Thanks 🙂

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  8. Hello Caroline Where do I have to attach the sleeve on the regular front or back pattern cause it doesn’t seem to fit, or it looks different then your end technical picture! Please let me know

  9. So excited to try this pattern! I got some fabulous fabric from Girl Charlee, but love the fabric shown! Any chance you can tell me where you purchased it?



  10. help! Lol I made a rough draft of the kimono today and my sleeves where shorted than the sleeve hole:( any tips? 🙂
    Glad I practiced before I used cuter fabric

    1. Hi Nancy, be sure the sleeve is turned the correct direction. It should fit perfectly along the armhole opening.

  11. ps Thank you for the wonderful pattern ❤️ I want to make tons of kimonos now lol
    pps AND Congratulations on your pregnancy you look adorable!!

  12. thank you so very much printed it out and will start it today, when is your little one coming ? boy or girl congrates on new one lots great years ahead . thanks again its great pattern

  13. Hello! Thank you for making this kimono pattern available for free! I can’t wait to try to sew it once my exams will be over! I’m new to the sewing world and I have to admit that I’m a bit lost by your pattern :/ what do you mean by cut one/two on folds? And why do we cut only one kimono back? Shouldn’t we cut 2 times just like for the others? I apologise if my questions seem stupid, like I said I’m new to sewing and I’m at a lost with the pattern, but I really want to make the kimono! Could you please help me?? Thank you so much!

  14. Thank you for the FREE pattern! I made one last weekend with French seams and it turned out great!

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