The holidays are coming up and we have another idea for you. How about making a lovely bathrobe for your partner, child, girlfriend, grandmother, grandfather, nephew, friend, acquaintance or colleague? It is an easy job, affordable and fun!
Benefits of having a bathrobe A bathrobe is an indispensable item in everyone's wardrobe. A bathrobe is made of (heavier) terry cloth or velour and often has a thick shawl collar or cowl (hoody). This gives an extra warm feeling and that is nice if you just got out of the bath, the shower or if you are still enjoying your morning-feeling. Most people have a just one bathrobe until it is too old or worn out. But a 'new' one is often low on the priority list. Therefore, a bathrobe specially-made-by-you will be a great surprise and very welcome!
Simplicity 1562 We chose the Simplicity sewing pattern because it offers everything we need for this sewing project, or feel free to call it sewing projects. The sewing pattern offers bathrobes for the whole family, from young to old and in many sizes. You will never go wrong with this sewing pattern. More on sizing later.
We also thought the design was important. This bathrobe offers a nice shawl collar and no cowl. This saves money in terms of fabric, but also in the fact that not everyone can appreciate a cowl.
The sewing pattern also has an excellent shape. It's elegant and not over-sized or bulky.
Chanel-style bathrobe Our bathrobe in the pictures above is made in 'Chanel-style'. We deliberately opted for the colors black and champagne. We also added off-white lace to the pockets and sleeves. A large logo on the back is also possible, but of course we do not want to suggest that this is a real 'Chanel' bathrobe. Still, it is nice to add your own variation on a logo to give the bathrobe even more 'brand' appearance.
Sizes In terms of sizes you can clearly choose between children and adults and then also in sizes XS to XL. If your gift really is a surprise and you have to estimate the sizes, that's no problem. A bathrobe can be a bit over-sized anyway and you can always turn up the sleeves. Don't hesitate too long: estimating the size of the person will not be difficult. You can also adjust the length of the bathrobe 'by feeling'.
If the gift has been received and the bathrobe is hanging on the floor or the sleeves are really too long: you can always offer to adjust this. And in case of too short: you can always sew an extra strip of fabric on it.
Sewing level The sewing pattern is easy to make, even a total beginner can handle it. Terrycloth 'crumbles' a lot, but is in principle easy to sew.
Terry cloth de luxe! Budgetstoffen.nl has wonderful terry fabrics. The colors are beautiful and many colors are offered. We especially like the champagne and the steel blue! It is advisable to wash the terry cloth beforehand. The terry cloth will be even softer and you know for sure that the shrinkage is gone. If you do not want to do this, advise the recipient of your gift to wash the bathrobe with cold or handwarmth water for the first time. Budget fabrics terry cloth is cheap and OEKO-TEX certified. Great quality!
Colors It is recommended to choose two colors. This makes the bathrobe more exclusive and more personal. You can give the belt, the top of the pockets, the shawl collar and the sleeve ends a different color, which is, for example, contrasting or just fits nicely with the main color.
Summarized: Simplicity 1562 is a very easy sewing pattern. A bathrobe can always be easily made for someone else because the sizes are quite easy to estimate and this sewing pattern offers almost all sizes.
Personalize the bathrobe by adding a beautiful label, by playing with color and by giving it with a card or (digital) hug. This sewing project is achievable for everyone, affordable and will be appreciated by everyone.
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