This Easy, No-Sew, DIY Kimono Cardigan Takes Only 5mins to Make

by The SILEM
4 Materials
5 Minutes

If you have some extra fabric laying around and are unsure what to do with it, I have the perfect, no-sew solution for you: a DIY kimono cardigan! That’s right, this DIY kimono no-sew project is super simple and will take you literally 5 minutes from start to finish!

I’m so excited to share this DIY with you! So, scroll down as I show you how to make a kimono cardigan without sewing.

Tools and materials:

  • 1 Yard of fabric (a self-finished fabric, like lycra)
  • Chalk
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

1. Choose your fabric

It’s best to choose a fabric that is self-finished and does not fray. Since this is a no-sew tutorial, a more versatile, self-finished fabric is best to use.

2. Measure your fabric

Fold your fabric and measure the width. Then, go ahead and measure half the width. Mark the center, as shown. Measure all the way down, so you have a straight, central line. 

3. Cut your DIY kimono cardigan

Starting from the bottom, cut along the central line, all the way up. Do not cut through both layers; just the front. 

Tip: Take your time with cutting the line. It should be as straight as possible. 

4. Make the belt

Now, measure out 60 inches and cut a piece of fabric for the belt. The width should be around 2 inches. 

Mark the fabric at 2 inches across the length of the belt to make it easier to cut. 

DIY no-sew kimono cardigan

DIY kimono cardigan no-sew tutorial

That’s it! I told you it would be straightforward. All you need is 5 minutes, and you have a funky new addition to your closet. Your new lovely DIY kimono cardigan is ready: no-sew, no sweat, and no tears! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make a kimono cardigan. 

Suggested materials:
  • 1 Yard of fabric (a self-finished fabric, like lycra)
  • Chalk
  • Measuring tape
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  • Charise. Charise. on Aug 20, 2021

    Very Cute!!!

    I have zero sewing ability, but I'm wondering if using a rope-like belt, slipped through equally spaced holes (in the Kimono) would better hold the halved fabric in place. That way, it won't look like poncho, when the belt unravels. I've always wanted a long Kimono, but none are ever long enough for me. So, I really appreciate you for showing me how to simply find fabric to suit my length and make my own. ....definitely worth trying.

    Thanks a bunch, Queen! 🥰

  • Wayneta Wayneta on Aug 23, 2021

    🥰 super easy and so cute.