Kimono, a traditional garment with obi, is T-shaped. You can introduce the kimono to children to make they learn about Japanese culture. You can even teach them how to make a kimono out of a bed sheet.
- Fold a twin flat sheet in half lengthwise.
- Measure the length between child’s shoulder and toe.
- Cut the end of the sheet so that the remaining length is equal to the measured length.
- Measure child’s shoulder width.
- Trim the side of the folded sheet to make sure the remaining portion is equal to twice the width of the shoulder measurement.
- Place the folded sheet on a surface and cut up to the fold along the center of the top layer.
- Apply paint to a cork’s end and make a zigzag line of dots at the bottom edge of the right panel of fabric. You should continue to create a zigzag line of dots up until you reach the fold. You may also create other designs on the fabric such as fish or hearts by using the paint brush.
- Place the sheet over child’s shoulder and wrap a ribbon around her torso after the paint has dried completely. If you don’t like sewing, you can shift the fabric along the side of the body so that the front and back overlap.
Use a patterned flat sheet, avoiding painting designs to the fabric.