Do you ever get an urge to buy something and can’t think of anything else until you’ve bought it? Well, I do and this time, it was a Kimono shrug. So, I did what everyone would do, go online shopping, only to be utterly disappointed. The shrugs were expensive or the designs were pathetic or the pattern/prints were horrible and did I mention super expensive. I gave up online shopping and decided to make one with some fabric I had at home.

I made a few designs and selected one and made patterns and plugged in my sewing machine and sewed and Vola- it was Done. Once I figured out this is like freaking easy, I decided to make a tutorial of DIY kimono shrug because why not? I had been thinking of starting DIY videos for a long time but never really got around to doing it, until now.

  I’m really happy starting off my DIY with Kimono shrug because they are pretty awesome and can be paired with almost anything. Also, did you know Kimono means “things to wear” (Ki means “wear” and mono means “things”), I didn’t know this and a friend of mine bugged me till I googled the answer. So, there you go, now you know it as well!

Go ahead and take a look at my very own Kimono shrug. I spent only Rs.80 (Fabric) for it. Take that “Forever 21” shrug worth Rs 1500. Mine looks better!! Also, don’t forget to check out the DIY video at the bottom.

SND Kimono Shrug

Styling Tips

I paired the shrug with a white tee (knotted in the front), black jeans and black boots.

SND Kimono Shrug

I added a beanie, cat-eyed sunglasses, and black fringed bag to channel my inner gangster for the below looks.

      SND Kimono Shrug

SND Kimono Shrug

SND Kimono Shrug

For the below style, I paired the shrug with a button-down pencil skirt, a peach camisole and a pair of white and silver gusset plimsolls.

SND Kimono Shrug

SND Kimono Shrug

I can’t stress enough on how easy it is to make your own kimono shrug.

Here is the DIY Video!!

Here is the Kimono Shrug I made during the video. I styled this shrug with a striped bodycon dress and black pumps.

Have you heard of the saying “Life is too short to wear boring clothes”, so don’t, just create your own interesting clothes. Make it, Style it and Rock it.

I hope you guys liked the post, please try making your own shrug/jacket and share your experience with me.


Love Suma Narayanappa

Photo and Video credit- Kavya Ramakrishna

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