How to make “chikara-Nuno” for attaching to Kataaki Part 2

In addition to small “mikazuki”, you may also see kimonos with long, thin stay cloth.
In this time, I will show you how to make such a thin stay cloth.

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How to make “Chikaranuno”

Stay cloth is called “chikaranuno” in Japanese.

Cutting cloth

Prepare a piece of cloth about 25cm x the width of the tanmono fabric(about 37cm).

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Cut the cloth on the bias. The width is about 2cm.

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Stitching

The cloth shown in the photo below could be cut out with a width of about 2 cm.

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Fold a 2 cm piece of fabric in half and sew parallel at about the middle position.

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Stitch through to the end. Do not gather.
After stitch up, tie a knot and cut the thread.

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finishing touches

Iron to create a curved finish.

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Completion.

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Examples showing the use

The photo shows the collar used for a haori.
The entire left and right “kataaki” are reinforced with one piece of “Chikaranuno” (Stay cloth).

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Other “Chikara-Nuno”

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