Ok! I am loving this sewing tutorial from Damask Love on how to sew a robe from a bedsheet. Lots of reasons why, but let’s start with the fact that you do not even need a pattern! You actually do not even need to wonder “how much fabric should I buy” – it is simply done with a bedsheet! And who doesn’t love a good upcycle project for practicing sewing?

Looking at this concept, you can most certainly use any large piece of a fabric you love. Just lay your fabric out and follow her steps below to turn it into a robe. I found a beautiful silk fabric on clearance and bought two yards. This project is exactly what I think I will do with it.

SEWING TIP: When working with jersey knits, be sure to change your needle to a stretch needle so things go smoothly!

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Make a Cotton Jersey Robe by Damask Love

You’ll need:

  • A 100% Cotton Jersey Queen Sized Bed Sheet
  • A sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Wide ribbon to use as a belt
  • Iron on saying (optional)

How to Make Your Robe

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!Fold the sheet in half and then in half again, then lay it down on a large work surface…or better yet, the floor.

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!
All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!
All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!
All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!Grab a measuring tape and measure your waist. With your thumb on your waist measurement, fold the measuring tape in half and lay it down onto your folded sheet. The 0” measurement should be against the folded edge of the sheet.

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!With your “half-waist” as a guide, cut up the side of the sheet and stop when you get 3/4ths the way up. Then, cutting from the open edge, cut the sleeve. Your finished product will look like this…

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!
All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!
All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!
All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!Grab some pins and pin the cut edges of your robe, then pull out the sewing machine and stitch the edges. The beauty of cotton jersey is that it won’t fray so a single, straight stitch is plenty!

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!Last thing to do! Lay your robe flat on your work surface and cut directly up the front to create an opening. Again – no need to worry about fraying, so leave the edge raw.

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!Now – this last bit of pizzazz is totally optional! I created a cute iron-on for the back of my robe to give it some personality! Iron-on vinyl works beautifully on cotton fabrics.

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!When you’re robe is all done, grab a piece of wide ribbon to use as a belt and let the lounging begin!

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!
All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!
All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!

Who’s ready for some cozy, robe wearing?! This project is super easy and really fun…even if you’re a beginner with a sewing machine. The cotton jersey means minimal stitching and more time lounging.

This post is paid for by Cotton & Refinery29. All project ideas and wacky stories are mine, all mine. Thanks for supporting the collaborations that keep the lights on in this joint!


How about some matching slippers?

Make your sewing a combo with adding these slippers to your list.

Joan Mantini

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After several years of being the Facebook page owner at Beginner Sewing, I noticed there was a desperate need to have a single go-to spot for members to be able to find answers to their common questions, get some useful tips & tricks, as well as find reputable places to purchase sewing products online. Taking my role as a trade publication editor by day, and combining it with my knowledge of frequently requested beginner sewing advice, I created www.beginner-sewing.com. An outlet that gives new sewists a free digital magazine geared for entry level sewing as an extra bonus!

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