DIY Robe – Video Tutorial – Simplicity 1562

DIY Robe - Video Tutorial - Simplicity 1562

Hello everyone!  Oh how relaxing it is to cuddle up in a cozy robe, on a beautiful morning, with a good book and hot cup of tea.  May I just say, “I LOVE my robe!”  When I first tried it on for the photo shoot, I couldn’t stop squealing and carrying on about how beautiful and soft it is.  Can you believe this is the first robe I’ve sewn for myself?  Really, I’ve never made a robe for me.  They’re amazing gifts, so I’ve sewn them for family members, but until now, I’ve been wearing the same old robe for years.  I think I’m hooked, but how many robes does a lady need?  Hahaha!  Certainly we need at least three, right?  We need one cozy robe for fall and winter.  Then, of course, we must have a lightweight one for spring and summer.  Finally, every lady should have a sexy, slinky robe in her wardrobe?  But wait! I think we need to add a designated shower robe too. You know, the one you throw on coming out of the shower.  The robe collection just wouldn’t be complete without adding this fourth robe.  Oh brother, I should get back to the sewing machine.

If you’d like to start your own robe collection too, I’ve put together a video tutorial to help you along the way.  Several of you requested this tutorial after seeing the ones I made last December for my husband and sons.  You may view that post HERE.

DIY Robes Video Tutorial - Simplicity 1562

I used Simplicity 1562 for all the robes.   The pattern is unisex and includes sizes for adults and children, all in the same envelope. 

DIY Robe Video Tutorial - Simplicity 1562

This would be an awesome family or group project.  The robes are easy to make, and depending on your sewing level, can be sewn in just one day.  Although warm, cozy fabrics are suggested, you may easily substitute lightweight options since spring is quickly approaching.  Enjoy the tutorial and your new robe.

DIY Robe - Video Tutorial - Simplicity 1562

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DIY Robe - Video Tutorial - Simplicity 1562

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Anita

Click Here for Video Tutorial – Part 1

DIY Robe - Video Tutorial - Simplicity 1562

Click Here for Video Tutorial – Part 2

DIY Robe - Video Tutorial - Simplicity 1562

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12 Comments

  1. CHYREL MURRIELL

    Ms Anita I just want know on the robe at the bottom of it why did you sew on the right side of the garment for the hem and not on the wrong side were you can see the hem can you turn it to the wrong side if you have just learn to start sewing until you get good at sewing like you did on The right side I have seen you and others do this please let me know and I enjoy all your tutorials thank you please keep sewing be blessed

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Hi Chyrel! Yes, you may absolutely sew your hem from the wrong side to make it easier for you. When you sew it from the right side it’s called top stitching. I’m glad you like the tutorials.

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  2. Peggy K Johnson

    😴 Oh! 🙋 Hi Anita, your robe is beautiful and looks so warm and cozy. I’ve had mine for a lot of years now. What better way to get a new one than to make it myself. Thanks for sharing. God bless!!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Hi Peggy! Have fun making your new robe!

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  3. Sheila DS

    That is so nice, Anita! Nothing better than a cozy robe on a cold night. I love the fabric pattern. I have several warm robes, as well as a few for spring/summer, and sexy one too, but you’re inspiring me to try this one out! I would love mine to have a hood on it. Is that an option with the pattern?

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Hey Sheila! Oooh, YES! So glad to hear you have several robes (including a sexy one). I would recommend getting a pattern that already has a hood to avoid having to draft one and make changes to the collar on the pattern featured here.

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  4. Marilyn

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I’ve been promising my son this robe since you first posted your husband’s and sons’ robes. I purchased the exact gray fleece that your son is wearing. Your instructions are so clear and precise and albeit, I’m a bit nervous, I will work very slowly and follow you exactly. He will be coming to visit this summer so he will not go home with only the fleece robe, I will also make him a lightweight summer robe. I remember my mom always making seersucker robes for her, my dad, and me. After I make both robes for my darling son, Mom will get one. I’m still wearing a robe my mom made for me many years ago and she has been deceased 10 years so that’s how old it is. I’ll never part with it because she made it with loving hands but I’ll look forward to wearing a new robe made by ME for ME. Thanks so much and may God bless you abundantly.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Hi Marilyn! I was just telling a group of friends about how you’ve been waiting for this tutorial. I kept thinking about how happy you would be to finally have a tutorial to follow. The wait is over and I hope you will enjoy making your son’s robe. How wonderful that you still have the robe your mom made for you. I would never get rid of that one either. It is a treasure for sure.

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  5. Lora Davis

    Will be making this for the Family for Spring/Summer…love your videos:)

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Awesome! Thank you Lora!

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  6. Myra

    I really love your robe and it inspires me to make one for myself! All of them are wonderful and you have a beautiful family lady!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      OMGoodness, Myra, you have to make one. I’m so in love with mine. Happy sewing sister!

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