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38+ Stylish DIYs to Make Kaftan/Caftan Dresses

The kaftan is part and parcel of the tradition of early Middle East fashion. It is a type of tunic or robe that is worn like an overcoat typically covering the ankles and arms. Traditionally they are made out of cashmere, wool, silk and worn with a sash. During the rule of the Ottoman rulers in Mesopotamia, the Sultans wore it as a sign of status and royalty. In West Africa, they came to be worn by both men and women. Look like a Sultana in this elegant dress.

DIYs to Make Caftan Dresses

1. How to Make Kaftan At Home

Below is a pattern for making a chiffon kaftan top with lining. You are taught the process of creating a curved and narrow rolled hem, waistband casing, narrow French seams and curved lining necklines connections in the process of the tutorial.

How to Make a Kaftan

2. Simple Kaftan Dress

This is a knee-length spring summer dress with a V neckline. It doesn’t require you to go out and buy a pattern. The chosen fabric here is a mix of chiffon and silk. It is important for you to select a material that hangs freely and has a lot of movement as the shape of the dress stems from how it drapes around your body. The design is basic and you can make it fitted by tying it with yarn at the waist.

Kaftan Dress

3. Long Beach Kaftan

Sew your own handmade kaftan to feel accomplished and comfortable in the DIY outfit. Sometimes a flowy visual inspiration is all you need to get started. Follow the instructions in the tutorial to take the correct body measurements. It can be customized to any length. For a more form-fitting dress, insert a ribbon or elastic drawstring at the waistline.

Beach Kaftan

4. Simple Caftan Pattern

A flattering, comfortable and fun cover-up would fare well as a beach cover-up. That it can be made in less than 30 minutes comes as a plus. Rayon would be a good choice for the fabric. The tiny pom poms along the borders lend a cute look.

Make a Caftan

5. How to Sew a Caftan Dress

This caftan suits many occasions. You can dress it up or down. Team it with sandal heels and enjoy with your love at a night out in town. You can wear it to the beach as a swimsuit cover-up. You can also wear them while relaxing at home or running errands.

DIY Caftan

6. Directions for a Caftan without a Pattern

While designing this no-sew kaftan ensure that you don’t do anything that makes it look unflattering and frumpy. Be beachy chic all summer with this DIY. It suits day as well as night outings.

How to Make a Caftan without a Pattern

7. How to Make Kaftan Dress

It is easy to sew kaftans that have gained popularity as comfort-wear. Though cotton would be the best material, you can try out acrylics and silks. The neck edge is done with a wide double fold bias tape and a matching thread.

How to Make a Kaftan Dress

8. Make Your Own Caftan

The versatile dress can be worn as a top over denim, sleepwear (nighty) or a cover-up for the beach. Wear it as a sundress or a gown to unleash the Bohemian in you. Wear it to functions and parties and watch how heads turn in your direction.

How to Make Kaftan

9. Making a Kaftan

You would need fabric about 60 inches wide for this one. Steer clear of quilting cotton/linen and go for soft silk or printed sheer fabric. A satin/silk bias tape is another requirement. Choose it in a color contrasting or matching the fabric.

Steps to Make a Kaftan

10. Kaftan Out Of a Sheet

The donut pattern makes it glam for summers. Get yourself a lounge chair and a pretty pink drink when you have this on. Bask under the sun on the beach with ultimate comfort. A sewing machine would make the sewing task a lot easier for you.

Kaftan from a Sheet

11. Basic Kaftan Tunic

Kaftan Tunic

12. Kaftan Style Top

Kaftan Top

13. Kaftan Maxi Dress Instructions

For making this kaftan, you just need to sew 3 seams. It is perfect for summer and effortlessly transitions from day to night wear. The simple pattern enables you to make it of any length. It is a colorful addition to your wardrobe for the warmer days.

Kaftan Maxi Dress

14. How to Make a Kaftan Top Out Of Scarves

Make a pair of scarves into a kaftan with a cold shoulder design. You can team it up with leggings and booties for a day out in town. The belt accentuates your figure.

Kaftan Top from Scarves

15. Turn a Sari into a Kaftan

Kaftan from a Sari

16. DIY Kaftan Gown

Choose a fun print and bright colors for your kaftan. Start off with a fairly large piece of fabric. Choose a fabric that hangs nicely on you and gives shape to your figure since it is a pretty boxy dress.

Kaftan Gown

Lend an Indian touch to the attire by choosing fabric with embroidery at the sleeves and the neck. The full length of the dress gives it volume and elegance. Wear it to parties assured that all eyes would be on you.

Indian Full Length Kaftan

17. Kaftan Out Of a Sarong

Kaftan from a Sarong

18. Kaftan Cover-up for the Beach

Kaftan Beach Cover-up

19. Kaftan Abaya Video

Kaftan Abaya

20. African Kaftan Directions

African Kaftan

21. Stitch a Kaftan from a Dupatta

Kaftan from a Dupatta

22. Sew a Kaftan Blouse

Kaftan Blouse

23. Kaftan Jacket Step By Step

Kaftan Jacket

24. Making a Kaftan Shirt

Instead of tying the middle of the kaftan shirt with a string or yarn as indicated in the video, you can insert an elastic band as shown in the image. Make 2 openings in the front for trying.

Kaftan Shirt

25. Butterfly Kaftan Design

Butterfly Kaftan

26. Kaftan for Child

Child’s Kaftan

27. One Shoulder Kaftan Summer Dress Pattern

One Shoulder Summer Kaftan Dress

28. Sew a Kaftan Style Kurti At Home

This kurti is made from a combination of a thin and thick fabric. The thin material sits on the top and the thick one forms the lining. You need around 2 meters of the lining with length 72 inches and width 33 inches. The project involves marking and cutting mainly.

How to Make a Kaftan Kurti

Choose vivid colors for your kameez as it could easily brighten up any festive do. Heavy embroidery at the neck lends it an ornate look. Accessorize with bangles and earrings to up the glam quotient.

Kaftan Kameez Or Kurta

29. Moroccan Kaftan Style

Moroccan Kaftan

30. Sew a Kaftan Nighty

This dress is comfortable and feminine, perfect for summer. You can wear it as a nighty or as a cover-up before and after a dance performance. It is really easy to make as evident from the tutorial video.

Kaftan Nighty

31. Sew a V Neck Kaftan

V Neck Kaftan

32. No-sew Caftan Guide

If you don’t know how to sew, then this step by step is for you. For this, you need 3 yards of fabric. First, lay it out flat and iron. Fold it in half with the good sides facing outward. Fold it in half once more thereby doubling the folds. Follow the rest of the instructions by clicking on the link above.

No-sew Caftan

If you want to design your own bathrobe, you can do the folding, marking and cutting with towels.

Caftan Out Of Towels

33. Lovely Open, Short Kaftan

Click on the above link to reach a Pinterest page. You will get the directions of making this kaftan on that page itself. There is no need to click on the “Visit” button to get redirected to another website.

Open, Short Kaftan

34. Trendy Kaftan Pattern

Kaftan Pattern

35. Kaftan In Plus Size

The pretty flowy shape of this kaftan top hides your extra flab beautifully and accentuates your curves. It is easy to sew and takes just about 30 minutes. Wear it on summer nights to flatter your figure.

Plus Size Kaftan

36. Sew a Kaftan Top without a Pattern

Kaftan Top without a Pattern

37. Viking Kaftan Making

Viking Kaftan

38. Sew a Kaftan with Sleeves

A hippie or boho style of kaftan is loved by many. The videos guide you on how to make it in sew and no-sew manners. In case a heat wave hits the place you are residing, this is an excellent attire to keep you cool. The long sleeves give it a breezy look.

Kaftan with Sleeves

Ladies would love to throw in some lace while designing the charming dresses. We are sure that you would vouch for the Indian patterns any day. The long and butterfly patterns would find a lot of takers. Whether you are a pro at sewing or not, we have your back.

Published on December 23rd 2017 by

2 responses to “38+ Stylish DIYs to Make Kaftan/Caftan Dresses”

  1. David Esther says:

    The illustrations were well high-lighted, and it was well understood.

    I was Able to grasp something, thanks for the detailling😘💓

  2. Wow, this is such an amazing collection of DIY kaftan/caftan dress ideas! I love how diverse the styles are, and how easy it is to make them yourself. As someone who enjoys wearing kaftans, I’m definitely going to try some of these DIYs out.

    For those who are interested in buying kaftans instead of making them, I highly recommend checking out Kaftan They offer a wide range of stylish and comfortable kaftans that are perfect for any occasion. Their collection features a variety of fabrics, colors, and styles, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful DIY ideas, and for allowing me to introduce Kaftan to your readers. Keep up the great work!

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