Summery Kimono Cover-Up

With swim season on the way, it’s important to have a cute cover-up that will keep you warm after leaving the water. Give in to your tie dye craving and make your own cover-up with this simple tie dye craft idea. The Summery Kimono Cover-Up is a light and fashionable wrap to slip into when you are at the beach or the pool this summer. Why wrap up in a towel when you could have a cute cover-up you’ll want to show off?

Summery Kimono Cover-up


  • Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit: Rainbow
  • Extra bottles for mixing dye dilutions
  • White 100% natural fiber kimono top
  • Disposable plastic table cover
  • White scrap fabric



  1. Wash top and leave damp. Lay out flat on covered work surface.
  2. Use rubber bands from kit to tie multiple ties on hem and sleeves.
  3. Loosely pleat top vertically with tied sleeves slightly out to the sides, away from the body of top.
  4. Mix Green and Blue dyes according to package instructions.
  5. Use extra bottles to mix a small amount of each dye with water to create light shades of each color. Test dilutions on scrap fabric, adding more dye or water to get desired light shade.
  6. Use full strength Blue dye on bottom of tied sleeves and hem. Add light Blue dilution on remainder of tied portions to blend color upward.
  7. Use diluted Green to dye body of top. Add small amounts of full strength Green at bottom of top along blue sections.
  8. Cover top with plastic and let set 6-8 hours.
  9. Remove ties and rinse top under running water to remove excess dye.
  10. Wash and dry top according to dye package instructions.
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I see the date of this thread is a year ago, but if anyone is looking for a kimono, check it! http// == sleeve-jacket.html

Your title and photo show a Kimono Cover-Up. But directions only tell how to make a plain tie dyed T shirt. Where is the Kimono Cover Up instructions/pattern?????

Hi Deemandich, You can find the tutorial for this specific tie-dye pattern above. The kimono top would need to be purchased, as it is one of the materials needed. This is why there is not a sewing pattern above. Thanks, Editor, JLH


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