Inspiration: Make a Cozy Robe with Waffle Fabric and Dritz Grommets

Find a sewing pattern you love, then marry it with comfy fabric and special touches.

If you’re thinking about mom this week, and have a day that you can dedicate to gift making, check out this cozy robe.  With a favorite pattern, plus some clever choices when it comes to the fabric and special details, you can craft a one-of-a-kind gift that mom will really cherish. 

Inspiration: Make a Cozy Robe with Waffle Fabric and Dritz Grommets


Inspiration: Make a Cozy Robe with Waffle Fabric and Dritz Grommets

We think she’s a beauty. For the most part, we followed a McCalls® sewing pattern, but we did adjust the tie waist (to incorporate our Dritz grommets), and add fold-over elastic edging. And that fabric … it’s a cotton waffle from Shannon Fabrics, and we think it’s just divine. 

Inspiration: Make a Cozy Robe with Waffle Fabric and Dritz Grommets

Here are the specifics about the supplies we used:

Follow the sewing pattern instructions, but see how we adjusted the tie waist and added fold-over elastic edging.

Inspiration: Make a Cozy Robe with Waffle Fabric and Dritz Grommets

Narrow the tie width to 1″ and stitch each fabric piece separately. Add an angle to stitched ends so it will be easier to thread through grommets. Leave the other end open for turning. Use the Dritz quick turn to turn tubes right side out; press. Unfinished ends will be stitched into a seam.

Inspiration: Make a Cozy Robe with Waffle Fabric and Dritz Grommets

Shorten one piece by about 12″ and stitch into left side seam at waist so it will be on the outside of the robe.

Inspiration: Make a Cozy Robe with Waffle Fabric and Dritz Grommets

Complete entire robe without hemming sleeves or outside edge. Serge or zigzag stitch seams to prevent raveling.

Attach second tie piece to the inside of robe on right side. Position at the waist side seam.

Inspiration: Make a Cozy Robe with Waffle Fabric and Dritz Grommets

Finish all hem edges with Dritz white 1″ fold-over elastic.

Inspiration: Make a Cozy Robe with Waffle Fabric and Dritz Grommets

Apply one fashion grommet on each side of the robe’s front at the waist.

Inspiration: Make a Cozy Robe with Waffle Fabric and Dritz Grommets

Apply another fashion grommet on outside robe front near right side seam, about 2″ from stitched tie.

Inspiration: Make a Cozy Robe with Waffle Fabric and Dritz Grommets

Weave inside tie through underlap front edge grommet and then through outside fashion grommet near seam on overlap front.

Inspiration: Make a Cozy Robe with Waffle Fabric and Dritz Grommets

Bring tie across front of waist on overlap and then through fashion grommet at front edge.

Inspiration: Make a Cozy Robe with Waffle Fabric and Dritz Grommets

Tie a bow at side with both tie ends.

Inspiration: Make a Cozy Robe with Waffle Fabric and Dritz Grommets

Have fun when you’re working with sewing patterns! Take the time to pick fabrics that enhance the pattern, and incorporate details that really give your handmade garments individual flair.

Happy sewing!

 

 

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