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For all of our non-sewers and sewers alike, here is a DIY caftan you can make without sewing skills. Caftans are free-flowing long tunics that originated in the middle east centuries ago. They have re-emerged throughout fashion history many times, most notably in the late 60’s-early 70’s (think Mrs. Roper and Maude). I, myself, LOVE a modern day caftan for lounging, relaxing, or accessorizing and wearing out.
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Sewers can sew instead of use the tape I show, and feel free to play with different fabrics and the depth of your slits and arm holes. I got this beautiful fabric at Britex. Really light, airy fabrics or silk give a really sexy look.
CARE: Most caftans (due to the fabric) are hand wash or spot clean. The trade off with the no-sew caftan is that the tape means a bit more time is necessary for care. I recommend spot cleaning with the no-sew option. Replace the tape with a straight stitch if you want to throw your caftan in the washing machine.
Subscribe to the CRAFT Podcast in iTunes, download the m4v directly, or watch it on YouTube or Vimeo.

Meg Allan Cole

Meg Allan Cole

DIY guru

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  1. Nice use for a large scale print! I am wondering how you did the wrap on your head? it looks nice!

  2. A.E. Forest on said:

    It might just be me, but the video that downloaded from the RSS feed said caftan, but was the padded headboard tutorial.

  3. Meg Allan Cole on said:

    Fixing that for you stat!

  4. Meg Allan Cole on said:

    I just tried the link and it’s all set. Thanks and enjoy!

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