Men’s Indian Kurta Tutorial
Instructions on how to make a kurta for a male?
Do you want to give a surprise gift for your hubby, brother or friend this Diwali? Then nothing like stitching a nice kurta for him, it sure will make your Diwali brighter. Let us begin with the requirements to stitch the kurta…
- Get a nice silk or satin fabric, which should be at least 2.25 yards or 2.5 yards depending on the height of the person you will be stitching the kurta for.
- Pick a loose-fitting t-shirt of the respective person to get the shoulder and armhole measurements.
- The remaining measurements you will need to take, which are as follows: the length of the kurta until knee or little longer as per your requirement would be ‘A’, mark the shoulder to wrist measurement as ‘B’, for hip it would be ‘C’ and again the shoulder to hip marking would be ‘D’.
- Next is to take the material and make the marking to match the measurements you have noted down on both front and back regions and then cut the cloth accordingly. Cut two separate pieces for plackets (you can look at youtube.com for placket tutorial to get a clear idea).
- Then comes attaching the cut pieces; attach shoulder for both front & back pieces followed by adding the placket for desired length. Make buttonholes and stitch the buttons.
- Once you are done with the stitching up the front and back of the kurta along with the plackets you can move to the hands; cut two pieces for hands with length ‘B’ measurement. The best thing to do at this juncture is take any full-sleeve shirt and increase or reduce the width according the person’s needs. Now, attach the sides with around 12” opening for side opening.
- Now remains the collar part; take an interfacing material for collar measuring 1” wide while the width of the collar cloth should be 2.5” if you want 1” collar. Take the necking measurement and add half an inch extra for seam allowance. The next step is to fold the collar piece width-wise by joining the right sides. Stitch along the end with a quarter inch seam allowance near the bottom for one side, then turn right side out and tuck the interfacing cloth inside and close the opening by folding the edge inside and attach this to the neck region of the kurta. Your kurta is complete once you hem the end of sleeves and the bottom. A serger would be of great help for completing the seams. You might have never thought that kurta stitching could be such a simple task, did you?