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We’ve partnered with Fiskars to show you just how easy it is to whip up a kaftan to make for yourself or make as gifts to your bridesmaids for the summer. What’s not to love about a breeze + flowy kaftan by the pool or beach, right?

Make Your Own Kaftan for This Summer http://ruffledblog.com/make-your-own-kaftan-for-this-summer photo Opal and Rose

Even if you’re not a sewer like me, all it takes is two straight lines on the sewing machine to have this one ready to wear. Trust me, if I can do it, so can you! Some kaftans can cost a fortune, so we made our own to show you how just a few yards of fabric can give you an outfit you will live in at the beach.

Make Your Own Kaftan for This Summer http://ruffledblog.com/make-your-own-kaftan-for-this-summer photo Opal and Rose

Make Your Own Kaftan for This Summer http://ruffledblog.com/make-your-own-kaftan-for-this-summer photo Opal and Rose

For this project, you will need:

  • Fabric, double the length of how long you’d like it to be
  • Fiskars Amplify Mixed Media Shears
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Instructions:
    Most fabrics come in 44″ widths, so I used the entire width of my fabric You can drape the fabric on you to measure how long you’d like the sleeves to be. Fold fabric in half to desired length, inside out, then fold again length-wise to pinpoint the middle of the neckhole.

    Make Your Own Kaftan for This Summer - DIY with Fiskars http://ruffledblog.com/make-your-own-kaftan-for-this-summer

    Cut 8 inches across (you can use a top you already own as template). I took advantage of the tiered eyelet lace of this fabric so it didn’t need a hem – look for eyelet cotton fabric for a similar effect.

    Make Your Own Kaftan for This Summer - DIY with Fiskars http://ruffledblog.com/make-your-own-kaftan-for-this-summer

    Make Your Own Kaftan for This Summer http://ruffledblog.com/make-your-own-kaftan-for-this-summer photo Opal and Rose

    Make Your Own Kaftan for This Summer

    Make Your Own Kaftan for This Summer

    Make Your Own Kaftan for This Summer

    Sew a 1/4″ hem along both sides of the fabric. Just like with the neckhole, I skipped sewing a hem because the fabric had textured lines that don’t fray.

    Sew armholes starting 12″ from the top, leaving a inches at the bottom for the opening. I also made a matching mini kaftan for my toddler girl, adjusting measurements for the armhole and neckhole :)

    Make Your Own Kaftan for This Summer

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    1 comments
    • I am really shocked after seeing your diy that making of kaftan can be so simple thanks for your great effort to share here.