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HOW TO MAKE A KIMONO (soft cover)

29,99 IVA incluido


If you’ve always wanted to make your own kimono this is your chance. We introduce you our brand new book about Japanese traditional sewing. With this book you’ll be able to sew (either by hand or machine) your own women’s yukata or unlined kimono. No matter if you are a beginner or an expert. With our new method, we’ll use the traditional patterns following clear and simple instructions, all accompanied by step-by-step graphics so that you don’t miss anything. We’ll show you how to choose the suitable fabric and your correct size, as well as all the materials you may need.

This book is available in paper format. If you want the digital version click on this link.


  • Soft cover edition, 130 gr paper
  • Number of pages: 60
  • Dimensions: A4 (21 x 29.7 cm)

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How to make a kimono

como hacer un kimono

como hacer un kimono

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Laura Maraver

Laura Maraver

Kitsuke master and kimono expert

I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t deeply fascinated by Japan. My first steps into the world of kimonos were thanks to Yumi Saito (CEO of Kimono World Life), a friend and expert in kimonos who was living in Barcelona and whose passion inspired me. Eager to share kimonos with our city, we set up Kimono Club Barcelona (2008-2016).

My love for kimonos continued to grow, as did my curiosity and desire to learn more. In 2011, this curiosity led me to Japan where I studied at the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and enrolled at a kimono school that specialises in
training kitsuke masters (“the art of wearing a kimono”). In the course of my 2-year training there, I worked alongside my teacher teaching classes, and participating in events demonstrating how to wear a kimono. I also trained in
wasai (traditional Japanese sewing), chanoyu (tea ceremony) and yuzen (painting on silk).

I travel regularly to Japan, to continue my learning and further advance my knowledge of kitsuke and wasai. On my return to Spain, I created my own brand
of kimonos and continue my work promoting the garment by holding conferences, exhibitions and presentations at Japanese cultural events, both in Spain and overseas.