Sewing

Winter Sewing: Make Cozy Robes for the Whole Family

December 20, 2019

Personalize with warm fabric, a hood & pockets.

Who’s ready for some chill time? There’s nothing better than relaxing with your family over the holidays and on cold winter weekends. There might even be an occasion or two to stay in your cozy clothes all day long! A handmade robe, customized with snugly fabric, a hood and pockets totally fits the bill. Our fashion blogger, Laura, made robes for her whole family using an Indygo Junction sewing pattern as her starting point.


Weekend lounging robe.

Laura calls this her “But First, Coffee” robe. We approve.

Toasty gaming robe.

But it’s also ideal for a little device time.

Perfect pockets.

The pockets hold snacks or small devices.

Get started.

The key ingredients to make the robe are the Indygo Junction robe pattern and the fabrics. A few basic Dritz sewing supplies, fasteners and elastic pull it all together.

Customize with snugly fabric.

Jump over to Trash To Couture to see a full supply list and more detailed instructions for making the robe. We love the Shannon Fabrics Luxe Cuddle® Sherpa and Buffalo Check Cuddle® that Laura used.

Hack it to add a hood.

You can add a hood by drafting a pattern from another hooded garment.

Add more details.

The belt sash was made using the Dritz loop turner – an essential tool for turning fabric. Sew-on snaps provide a secure closure for the pockets.

And belt loops.

The belt loops were made with Dritz fold-over elastic – there are many fun colors and styles to choose from.

Voilà! That’s one great looking robe.

Hope your holiday making is on track and that there is some serious lounging time ahead!

Be sure to check out all of Laura’s projects for Dritz, and keep up with Dritz on Instagram for your daily dose of inspiration and information.