DIY kimono cape

Plan B a n n a · e v e r s DIY KIMONO CAPE

Continuing with the oriental trend… I wanted to make the garment of the moment. It was “in” last summer but we see it coming back this spring. The kimono.

I wanted to make a simple tutorial for all… It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a sewing machine, you can make yours just using scarves, a needle and thread. It’s a kimono-cape version and I’m sure you will not want to take it off this spring.

Plan B a n n a · e v e r s DIY KIMONO CAPE materials


  • 1 large square scarf or 2 small. (I bought these two scarfs on sale at H&M)
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors

Plan B a n n a · e v e r s DIY KIMONO CAPE step 1


1. If you are using two scarfs (as I did) Put one above the other, with the right face of the fabric facing inward. If the’re printed, face them in the same pattern point (like a mirror)

2. With basic stitches sew in a straight line joining what will be in the center of your back.

Plan B a n n a · e v e r s DIY KIMONO CAPE step 3

3. Cut the excess of fabric and open the piece.

Plan B a n n a · e v e r s DIY KIMONO CAPE step 2

* From here on follow the steps if you are just using one big scarf.

4. Fold the piece in half and sew about 15 cm in the two corners inward. (see picture of the illustration above) These will be your sleeves.

Plan B a n n a · e v e r s DIY KIMONO cape

Here’s your kimono-cape!! Isn’t it simple? It will not take more than 20 minutes and if you sew it by sewing machine it’s even faster.

Plan B a n n a · e v e r s DIY jewelry look

For this tutorial I wanted to make a DIY total look. I combined the kimono with previous DIY’s projects like these accessories as the ORIENTAL EARRINGS and the BUTTON RING.

Plan B a n n a · e v e r s DIY complete look (shoes + jeans + jewelry + kimono)

The peep toes are from the tutorial TIP: HOW TO DYE SHOES and the SIDE STRIPE PANTS.

As you can see you can dress from head to toe in DIY creations and customizations. ¡You will the only one with that look!… Isn’t that what we all want?

Plan B a n n a · e v e r s DIY KIMONO CAPE using scarfs

Plan B a n n a · e v e r s blog DIY KIMONO CAPE

I hope you enjoyed this DIY tut, it’s suuuuper easy and looks great with shorts, dresses, jeans, tops, heels …..

Until the next post DIY’ers! 😉

35 thoughts on “DIY kimono cape

    1. annaevers Post author

      Hello Nastya! The sizes of the scarves are 85cm x 85cm. When I sewed them together, I removed 20 cm from one of the sides of the scarfs. So the length of the sleeves is 65cm + 65cm = 130cm and for the length of the body (from the neck to the back) it’s the length of the scarf, 85 cm. I hope this help to illustrate it better 🙂 Happy DIY’ing!

  1. Sara

    Qué chulo! Genial para las noches fresquitas de verano, lo intentaré hacer pero mejor con un pañuelo solo o con dos? Si utilizo uno solo tendreía q ser grande? Por cierto los pendientes una pasada, voy a ver el DIY!

    Un besito
    Dare To HAPPEN

    1. annaevers Post author

      ¡Hola Sara! Gracias por comentar! Si, es una prenda ideal para las noches fresquitas de verano… incluso si tienes un evento como una boda o bautizo también es una buena idea para cubrirte los hombros para una ceremonia utilizando un pañuelo algo más fino y discreto. Puedes hacer el DIY con uno o dos pañuelos. Es más fácil con uno solo, ya que es menos proceso… pero si tienes dos también vale. Yo utilicé dos de 85cm x 85cm. Para que no me quedaran la mangas muy largas quité 20cm de un lado de cada pañuelo. Pero si usas un solo pañuelo debería de ser bastante grande… no menos de 1m x 1m. Espero que te sirva de ayuda.. si tienes alguna pregunta no dudes en escribirme. Gracias guapa! Happy DIY’ing! 🙂

    1. annaevers Post author

      Hi Antonia! Thanks for your comment! I used 2 scarfs with the same size, 85cm x 85cm that I sewed together. I cutted 20cm off of one side of each scarf (that will be the center of your back) So you will have two scarfs 85cm x 65cm. When you have sewn the two scarfs 65cm + 65cm together were you made the cut = you will have one wide scarf that is 130cm x 85cm long… and then fold it to the contrary side and sew the sleeves together. I hope this helps Antonia, If you have any doubt just ask me again 🙂 Happy DIY’ing!

  2. Dani

    Hello Anna,

    thank you very much for sharing this awesome Tuto. I was very happy yesterday when I found the same scarfs at H&M for sale! I hope you dont mind 😉 I posted and shared your Tutorial on my blog! THANK YOU !
    Best from Germany

    1. annaevers Post author

      Hi Daniela! It’s amazing you found the same scarfs!!! it looks great!!! Great job! Thank you for sharing it! You can always post the same tuts by naming or linking back my blog 🙂

      Thank’s so much again! best wishes 😉

  3. Itzi

    Me ha encantado la idea, acabo de terminar el mio.. solo tuve un pequeño problema, al momento de empezar a caminar o más bien de moverme mucho la capa se cae.. hay alguna manera de evitarlo?? … Aun así amo esta capa.. LA AMO!!!

    1. annaevers Post author

      Hola Itzi, puede que necesites coser un poco mas hacia dentro, cose unas puntadas mas de cada lado, asi te quedará mas ajustado. Buena suerte! 🙂


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