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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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DIY Robe - Video Tutorial - Simplicity 1562

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Anita Morris

Anita is the Author of STEP Into It, Overcoming Trials That Lead To Purpose. She is also an Online Sewing Instructor for beginner sewists. She is passionate about helping women to step into their purpose by walking in the calling on their lives. She hosts a popular YouTube channel where she helps women to become confident in their sewing skills.

This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. Kaye Rowe

    Thank you for the tutorial the only one I can find. My disappointment with this pattern is on the front of the envelope is a picture of a lady with cuffs on her sleeves. This is the version my adult daughter wanted me to make. Sadly there is no pattern piece for the cuffs nor any instructions to do so. I have searched internet so much but cannot find a tutorial to help with this option. Also the facing flaps around so will need to be sewn down somehow!! I for one am disappointed with the pattern and have sent an email to Simplicity. I love the fabric you chose it is lovely and very clear tutorial too.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Kaye. I’m glad you were able to find the tutorial for the robe. If you want to make your own cuffs, you could extend the length of the sleeve at the bottom and fold it up. The facing can be stitched down by machine or hand stitched.

  2. Deb DeGenova

    I am just beginning to sew after 35 years! I started with an inverted pleats skirt! Huge mistake to begin again. I decided I better start with an “easier” pattern. But based on my experience with the skirt, I was still apprehensive. I was so happy to find your tutorials on this pattern! I have watched it two times and can’t wait to get started. I plan to watch again as I sew each step. I watched a few more of your videos on how to used the Soprano ( I have a Brilliant). You are an incredible teacher,, motivator and inspiring! THANK YOU. God bless. (What size did you use for you and the men)

  3. Radovana Cooper

    Dear Anita,
    I am a beginner to simplicity patterns and sewing in general. I was watching your tutorial on Simplicity 1562 bath robe. You are amazing! Thank you for all the tips.
    I have a question about seam allowance.
    The pattern mentions 1.5 cm. My mom always added about 1cm only. When I carefully watched your video I noticed that piece #1 on the top part of the shoulder had no seam allowance and it looked like your allowance was about 1 cm too.
    Can you, please, explain me the seam allowance part?
    Thank you.

  4. Jewel Stuck

    Love!! I just finished mine!! Thank you so much!!

    1. Naomi

      Anita I made on for my grandson. It’s just beautiful. But now I’m stuck on the 2nd grandsons robe when you get to step 10 I can’t figure out how the collar and the front attach at the shoulders. I’m missing a step. I’ve taken thisxapartc3 x. I’m almost in tears.

  5. Sherrie Moore

    This was the most difficult pattern to work on that I have ever worked on I had three other people helping me it finally took one person to finish it I would never recommend this pattern again to anyone if I make another robe I will buy a different pattern

    1. Anita Morris

      Wow Sherrie! I’m sorry you had such a difficult time with the pattern. Well, that’s the beauty about sewing with patterns, there are so many to choose from for any type of garment. I wish you well on your next robe project.

  6. Carrie

    How can I add a hood to this robe? Thanks so much!!

  7. Deborah Muhammad

    Hey Anita. Anita happens to ve my middle name. Love all your videos. I actually made this robe last December for Christmas gifts. I made my son one in Dallas cowboy’s fleece, and my husband and my daughter in Pittsburgh Steekers. They were beautiful. I wish I could post pictures. Making your pusres next. See ya soon, God bless

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Deborah! OMGosh, don’t you just love this robe? I can’t wait to make more. God bless you too!


    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

    1. Anita Morris

      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.

      1. Deborah Muhammad

        I absolutely love this robe. God bless you as well. Keep doing what you do. For we all know that God Himself is a designer who has fashioned us in His likeness. Take care my beautiful Sistah!

        1. Anita Morris

          Thank you Deborah! Yes, He is the ultimate Designer! Blessings to you sister!

          1. Renise Krumpeck

            Hi Anita, just want to let you know that your YouTube video part 1 saved me. I’m making this robe for my daughter-in-law, my first grandson is going to be born in a couple months and I’m making this in a larger size to keep her warm in the Colorado mountains until delivery and for the early months nursing after he’s born. I got very stuck on the front facing and upper collar, and your video got me through it. Thank you so much! One thing, the pattern for the sleeve isn’t different lengths based on size and has come out at least 4 inches too long. I will modify it before hemming, but there’s nothing in the pattern instructions about sleeve length. It looks in your video like maybe you folded your sleeve up when wearing? I love the fabric you used for your robe, and you have a very handsome family! Thanks again.

            1. Anita Morris

              Hi Renise! I’m so glad you found the video helpful. Congratulations on your first grandson. Yes, the sleeves are long and I wore mine folded. You can shorten the length if you desire by simply cutting off fabric from the bottom of sleeve. You will have to measure for length because you’re right, no measurements on pattern. Have fun finishing the robe.

  9. 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!!

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Peggy! Have fun making your new robe!

  10. 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.

    1. Anita Morris

      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.

  11. Lora Davis

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

  12. 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!

    1. Anita Morris

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

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