1. 4-5 meters of fabric (depending on how long you want it)
  2. Matching thread
  3. Wide double fold seam binding in either the same colour as your fabric or in a contrasting colour.


  1. Sewing Machine
  2. Sewing Scissors
  3. Tape Measure
  4. Pins
  5. Iron and Ironing Board
  6. A Dinner Plate
  7. A Pencil Crayon in a Contrastic Colour to your Fabric


You will need to cut three pieces. The first is just like the tabard. Measure the distance from the edge of one shoulder to the other. Add 6 cm and cut a strip of fabric of that width by the length of your fabric (about 2 m in length). Find the center of the piece, and using a dinner plate as a template trace around the place with the pencil crayon. Cut out the circle to create a hole for your head.

Then cut two rectangles that are the length of your arm (from the edge of your sholder to your wrist) long and 40 cm wide.


With good sides together, pin and sew one edge of the seam binding around the outside of the circle. Leave enough to fold a little back to form a clean edge. Fold the seam binding inside and sew in place to finish the neck.

With right sides together, pin and sew the arms onto the main body halfway up on either side of the neck. Press the seams open.

Fold the garment in half and sew from the edge of the sleeve all the way down to the bottom of the tunic on both sides.

Try on your tunic and trim the sleeves or bottom if they are much too long. Then hem both the sleeves and the bottom of the tunic.