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.
How to make “Chikaranuno”
Stay cloth is called “chikaranuno” in Japanese.
Prepare a piece of cloth about 25cm x the width of the tanmono fabric(about 37cm).
Cut the cloth on the bias. The width is about 2cm.
The cloth shown in the photo below could be cut out with a width of about 2 cm.
Fold a 2 cm piece of fabric in half and sew parallel at about the middle position.
Stitch through to the end. Do not gather.
After stitch up, tie a knot and cut the thread.
Iron to create a curved finish.
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).
Basic sewing method
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