How To Sew A Robe With Free Pattern

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Today on HappiestCamper, I’m going to show you How To Sew A Robe With Free Pattern. My house has been chilly lately, and this super cute and comfortable house robe is just what I needed to stay nice and cozy. When my sewing friend, Debbie, showed me this pattern a few weeks ago, I knew I would love this. I can never find a robe that fits how I want it to that is also super soft. And when I do fit one in-store, it is more than I want to pay. With this free pattern and tutorial, you’ll be able to make your own amazing robe at home for less. If you have made our, Tunic Top, this sewing tutorial will be familiar to you, as this tutorial includes a cute belt as well.

How To Sew A Robe With Free Pattern

So, pick out some cute fabric and grab your sewing supplies. We walk you through how to print, assemble, and use your pattern below. Let’s get starting making this fun robe!

What You’ll Need:

Size Chart:

Imperial (inches)SmallMediumLarge
Chest343638
Waist283032
Hip384042

Finished length of the dress is approximately 40”.  The sleeves are at wrist length. This pattern is drafted for a height of 5’ 4”- 5” 5” so you may need to length or shorten the pattern if required.  

Printing Instructions

This pattern has layers, so that you can choose to print only the size you need. To achieve this Adobe Reader must be installed on your machine or device. Adobe Reader allows you to click on the layers icon which will show you each size with an eyeball beside it. Click on the eyeball beside the size you do not want to print.

Before printing check that your printer is set to No scaling or Actual size. Set the Page orientation to Auto or Portrait. And then print page 1. Measure the 2” test square to see if it measures exactly 2”.         If it does, print the remaining pages.

Trimming Pages

Cut off the right and top margins of each printed page before assembling the pattern. You can use tape or school glue to adhere your paper pattern together. 

Pattern Assembly

After the pages have been printed and trimmed as instructed above, use the quarter circles located at the corner of each page for perfect alignment.  When done your pattern should look like this: 

Once you have printed and assembled your pattern you will cut:

  • Robe Back – Cut one on fold
  • Robe Front – Cut 2 
  • Robe Sash/ Belt – Cut 2
  • Robe Binding – Cut 2
  • Robe Pockets – Cut 2
  • Robe Belt Loops – Cut 2
  • Sleeves – Cut 2 on Fold

Seam Allowance

Use a 3/8” seam allowance unless otherwise instructed.

How To Sew A Robe With Free Pattern

main robe body pattern piece on fabric

Start this how to sew a robe with free pattern tutorial by washing and drying your fabric. This acts as a preshrinking process so that your stitches won’t pull out the first time you wash your robe.

sleeve pattern piece

After you have washed your fabric, take your pattern pieces and follow your cut list above. You have pattern pieces for the front and back of the robe, the pocket, the belt loops, and the sleeves.

fold over and pin top of robe pocket

We will start by sewing our pockets for the robe. Find the top of your pocket. Fold all the other edges wrong sides together by 1/4”, pin or press to hold in place. For the top of your pocket fold it 1/4” and another 1” towards the wrong side.

sew top of pocket

Next on this how to sew a robe with free pattern tutorial, sew 1/8” away from the folded edge of the top of the pocket only.  

pinning robe rockets on main fabric

Pin the pocket to the front of the robe pieces using the pocket placement guide or to your liking.  The pocket placement guide is included on the pattern for you to reference.

sewing front pocket for robe

Sew the pocket to the robe front, making sure you do not stitch the top of the pocket closed and backstitching at the top of the pocket to secure.

folding fabric for belt loop

Next on this how to sew a robe with free pattern tutorial, we will make the belt loops. If you are familiar with making bias tape, we will use the same technique to make the belt loops. Fold the long edges of the belt loops back toward the middle.

pinning belt loop

Then, fold the belt loop in half where you folded the sides to the middle and pin in place.  

sewing belt loop for robe

Now on the how to sew a robe with free pattern tutorial, sew through all layers of the folded edges for the belt loop. And that’s it. The belt loop is done. Repeat for desired number of belt loops.

pinning ends of robe belt
sew ends of robe belt

Now on this how to sew a robe with free pattern tutorial, we will work on sewing the belt. Take the two belt pieces you cut out with your pattern earlier. Put them right sides together and pin the belt at the short edges and sew using a 3/8” seam allowance.

pinning around robe belt

Next, fold the belt right sides together and pin all around the belt. Make sure the edges are perfectly lined up.

sewing belt

Sew around the belt, leaving a 2” opening to turn the belt right side out. 

turning robe belt

Now on this how to sew a robe with free pattern tutorial, turn the belt right side out through the opening you left. We will pin it and sew it closed in the next step. 

sewing belt

Pin the gap closed and sew all around the belt. Your belt is done, now we will move on to the robe itself. We are about halfway through this how to sew a robe with free pattern tutorial.

sewing robe shoulder seams

We will first work on sewing the shoulders of our robe. With right sides together, pin the back of the robe to the two robe fronts at the shoulder seam. Sew the shoulder seam with a 3/8” seam allowance.

pinning belt loops to robe

Next on this how to sew a robe with free pattern tutorial, we will secure our belt loops in place. Fold your belt loop in half, and using the marking found on the pattern piece as a guide, pin your belt loops in place as shown. You can pin to secure or use a machine basting stitch. You will sew these in place when you sew the side seams later.

finding center of robe sleeves

 

Now we will attach the sleeves to the main body of the robe. To do this, find the center point of your sleeve pieces you cut out earlier and mark with a pin or clip. 

aligning sleeves with main robe

With right sides together, align the center mark of the sleeve with the shoulder seam. 

sewing sleeve to robe with free pattern

Next on this how to sew a robe with free pattern tutorial, pin and sew the sleeve to the robe.

pinning sleeves and side seams of robe

With the robe front and back right sides together, pin from the sleeve to the hem of the robe so we can sew the side seams.

sewing side seams of robe

Sew the side seams of the robe together using a 3/8″ seam allowance. Be sure to go over your belt loops so that they are sewn in place.

making binding for robe with free pattern

Once the side seams are sewn, the next step in this how to sew a robe with free pattern is to make and sew the binding for our robe. Use the same fabric cut out as the belt on your pattern.

sewing binding to robe

With right sides together, pin the binding at the short edges and sew. Fold the binding right sides together. 

sewing binding to seams of robe

Now on this how to sew a robe with free pattern tutorial, we will put it al together! Find the centre of the robe back and pin the seam of the binding to that point. Continue, pinning the binding to the right side of the robe, aligning raw edges.

sewing binding to robe

Sew the binding to the robe. You can use a regular stitch or a zigzag stitch here if you like.

hemming sleeves of robe

For the final step in the how to sew a robe with free pattern tutorial, we will hem the robe. Start by folding the hem of the sleeves wrong sides together by 1/2” and sew . Repeat for the robe hem.  

finished robe with free pattern

And that’s it! Now you know how to sew a robe with free pattern! This robe is so cozy, you’ll be wearing it all the time! Grab a book and a cup of tea and make yourself comfortable and enjoy your new robe!

Easy Sew Robe Tutorial

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How To Sew A Robe

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Make your own cozy robe at home with this easy sewing tutorial. I love being able to wrap up in a comfy robe, and I love this one because it is easy to make with the perfect fit.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Instructions

  1. Download, print, and assemble the pattern. Cut out your fabric.
  2. We will start by sewing our pockets, find the top of your pocket. Fold all the other edges wrong sides together by 1/4”, pin or press to hold in place. For the top of your pocket fold it 1/4” and another 1” towards the wrong side.
  3. Sew 1/8” away from the folded edge of the top of the pocket only. 
  4. Pin the pocket to the front of the robe pieces using the pocket placement guide or to your liking. 
  5. Sew the pocket to the robe front , making sure you do not stitch the top of the pocket closed and backstitching at the top of the pocket to secure.
  6. To make belt loops, fold the long edges of the belt loops towards the centre
  7. Fold the belt loop in half. 
  8. Sew through all layers of the folded edges
  9. To make belt take pieces and with right sides together, pin the belt at the short edges and sew.
  10. Fold the belt right sides together and pin all around the belt .
  11. Sew the belt, leaving a 2” opening to turn the belt right side out.
  12. Turn the belt right side out 
  13. Pin the gap closed and sew all around the belt
  14. With right sides together, pin the back of the robe to the two robe fronts at the shoulder seam. Sew the shoulder seam
  15. Fold your belt loop in half, and using the marking found on the pattern piece as a guide, pin your belt loops in place as shown. You can pin to secure or use a machine basting stitch.
  16. Find the center point of your sleeve  and mark with a pin or clip. With right sides together, ,align the centre mark of the sleeve with the shoulder seam. Pin and sew the sleeve to the robe
  17. With the robe front and back right sides together, pin from the sleeve to the hem of the robe . Sew the side seams together. 
  18. With right sides together, pin the binding  at the short edges and sew
  19. Fold the binding  right sides together .
  20. Find the centre of the robe back and pin the seam of the binding to that point. Continue, pinning the  binding to the right side of the robe aligning raw edges. Sew the binding to the robe. 
  21. Fold the hem of the sleeves wrong sides together by 1/2” and sew .
  22. Repeat for the robe hem. 
  23. Grab a book and a cup of tea make yourself comfortable and enjoy your new robe! 

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