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Sew a kimono – free sewing pattern and instructions for the “Kiara” kimono (August only)

We’re offering you another free pattern from “inspiration”. This month we are providing you with the pattern and instructions for a kimono for us to sew together.

As with last month’s “Simone” wrap dress, you’ll have to act quickly again! The pattern will be available until the end of this month (August 31, 2020). You can find the download link for the pattern below in the article. 


Missed the free download?

Are you too late, but you still really want to sew the kimono? You can find the pattern in our online shop:

https://www.bernina.com/Kimono-Kiara


Sew the “Kiara” kimono

A kimono completes any outfit. Whether they are worn as a long blouse, a light coat or a dress, kimonos are highly versatile.

Especially now in summer, a kimono made of light viscose fabric is the perfect companion for mild summer nights. 

Issue 74 of inspiration

The “Kiara” kimono is from issue 74 of inspiration, where it also features on the cover of the summer issue. You can see the cover of inspiration below.

The sewing instructions for the clutch with appliqué cherries can also be found in this issue. The appliqué cherries are backed with foam and are made from toweling and plush fabric. This creates a great 3D effect.

Are you interested in the complete issue? If so, you can easily buy the single issue in our online shop: www.bernina.com/inspiration-74

Download the pattern for the “Kiara” kimono (August 2020 only)

You can download the free sewing pattern for the “Kiara” kimono at the following link: 

www.bernina.com/august2020

The link takes you to the BERNINA website. The pattern is available to download during the month of August after you register for the BERNINA inspiration newsletter. 

Unzip the zip file with the pattern

After downloading, you will have a zip file. In the extracted folder you will find:

  • Sewing instructions with information on materials, cutting out and sewing
  • An A4 size pattern for these sizes 36 to 48. You can print them out on your regular printer at home and stick them together. Make sure you print out the pattern using the “original size” setting. Check the test square to make sure the pattern has been printed out in the correct size.

In the article about the “Grace” pants, which was offered as a free download in February, some readers commented that the download did not work for them. Therefore please note that clicking the download button will automatically download the zip file to your computer. You will have to unzip it to access the PDF pattern for the dress. In Windows, you do this by right clicking on the file and clicking on the menu item “Extract all”. On a Mac, you can unzip zip files by double clicking the left mouse button.

Downloaded files are generally automatically put into the downloads folder, but this depends on the operating system, the device used and your local settings. If you download the file on your smartphone and cannot find the file or cannot unzip it, please try using a desktop computer.

Missed the download?

Do you want to sew the kimono, but missed the download for the pattern? No problem! You can order the magazine as a single issue (including the printed pattern) from the shop and have it delivered to your home. Simply click on the following link: www.bernina.com/Kimono-Kiara

Have fun and good luck with your sewing!

Best wishes,
Jasmin 

Free sewing pattern & instructions: Kimono

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  • Andrea Harborne EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

    Hi – I bought this pattern online and received the PDF link recently. I can’t print it as it’s asking me to print A4 but only a tiny section of the pattern gets printed. I E followed the instructions but it won’t work. Can you advise?

    • ramonawirth EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

      Dear Andrea,
      It is tricky to guess what might went wrong, but try to find an option to choose “print in original size” or print in “100%”. Also choose to print the whole document. Since its tricky to guess what might be the issue from afar, if this still does not help, you might have a friend or family who could come by and check your print settings. If not, going to a printshop and let them print it for you is also an option. You could also ask the shop to print the A0 pattern file, so you will not have to tape all the little A4 pages together.

      Hope this helps, Ramona

  • Jen Adams EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

    Hi, Is there any way to get the instructions only in English, the patterns themselves are not an issue just the instructions. I accidently downloaded from the German site last year. Think I have done this with a few by mistake. Any help would be apprecited. Thanks

      • Jen Adams EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

        Thank you, you are a gem. Received and all now downloaded. Ill make sure I am on the International site in future to download from.

  • Ity Tiwari EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

    Hi There, I would like to have the pattern for the Kimono but unfortunately I am not able to download it. Could you please send it via email. That would be great! Many thanks Ity 

    • ramonawirth EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

      Dear Ity,
      This pattern was our monthly free pattern from the inspiration magazin in August 2020. This means that its no longer free and I cant provide you with the free pattern. However, you can still buy the pattern online by following this link: https://www.bernina.com/Kimono-Kiara

      If you are interested to see which pattern you could get for free this month, head over to https://www.bernina.com/inspiration-freebie 
      But be quick, August is almost here and a new pattern is coming next monday! You could also subscribe to the Blog Newsletter to not miss the monthly pattern.

      Kind regards, Ramona from BERNINA International

  • SANDRA NEL EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

    Hi Nadia. Did you manage to download the Bernina Kimono pattern for august 2020. I missed it. Could you mail it to me?  Regards sandra

  • Nadia Borba EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

    If somebody gets problems like mine (during August), just follow the link but, instead of clicking the button, there’s a link underneath it that says “download without subscribing”. That worked and the zip file was downloaded.

  • cacofonia EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

    Hi. This download is not working for me. I got the July dress just fine but, this kimono from August is not working. I go until the end, put my email, but nothing happens. I tried creating an account but also, nothing is dowloaded or even sent by email. What can be wrong? Thanks Nadia.

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