January 16, 2022 6 min read

The sarong is a very traditional garment that originated from the sarong of the Indonesian people. The sarong is a traditional dress that is designed to be a skirt. It is a very versatile piece of clothing and is a common costume component in a theatrical production. If you're looking for a light, simple, and comfortable cover-up, the sarong is a great option. Sarongs are an easy way to add some color to your wardrobe and this article will guide you in making your own sarong.

Get the Right Fabric

I think the most important feature is that the fabric should be 100% natural. This means that it is safe for the environment, good for the skin, and it's easy to care for. The fabric should also not be too heavy or too light. This is because if it's too heavy, it may be uncomfortable to wear on warm days. Meanwhile, the fabric should not be too light because it may be translucent or see-through. Furthermore, the fabric should be light enough for breezy days so the fabric will not feel too heavy or uncomfortable. Linen is perfect for keeping you cool. This fabric is breathable and will help you stay cool on hot summer days. And, if you can't make up your mind on colors, linen comes in many colors.

Measure out the Fabric And Cut

lady wearing a sarong

For the best results, I recommend using 60-inch fabric that is wider than the desired sarong size. With this information, you should be able to measure out the fabric that you will need for your sarong. It is recommended to look through several sewing patterns before you start. Once you have finished measuring out your fabric, you will now need to cut the fabric so that it is now the right size for your sarong. You can do this by using a straight edge, such as a yardstick or steel rule so that you can cut your fabric evenly. Cutting your fabric provides you with two pieces of fabric.

Attaching the two Pieces of Fabric Together

You can find some excellent sewing tutorials for how to attach the two pieces of fabric together for your sarong online, which is what I found. To attach fabric together for your sarong, purchase fabric that is the same on both sides, so that the side seams will go the same direction. The two long pieces of fabric should be the same length. They should both be cut in half. Attach one end of one piece of fabric to the other piece of fabric with a straight stitch, matching up the edges. Do this on both ends. The stitching must be neat and as seamless as possible.

woman on beach wears a sarong

Where to Wear Sarongs

Sarongs are the perfect addition to any wardrobe and one of the best laid-out clothing items for any warm-weather destination. They can be worn like a shawl, a dress, a skirt, a headscarf, and many other ways which give this item a great deal of versatility. There are a wide variety of sarongs that can be worn in any destination and for any occasion, whether it be a tea party with friends on a cold evening, a hike in the mountains, or on a lazy day on the beach. Sarongs are stylish and comfortable and perfect for the woman on the go.

The first example of an outfit idea is a white sarong with a matching white top. Wear the sarong at the waist to create a flattering silhouette. To finish off this outfit, choose a pair of white strappy heels. If you want to be daring, try wearing a black sarong with a sexy black tank top and strappy heels.

Sarong Maintenance

Sarongs are a very versatile and popular item of clothing. They can be worn as a top, skirt, dress, towel, anything! They are easily prepared for by simply cutting them into desired shape and size. Regardless of what you use it for, it is important that you take steps to care for your sarong. We will go through a few simple steps on how to keep your sarong in good shape. One frequent mistake that people make is to wash their sarong in the washing machine. If anything, you should hand wash it. If you do end up washing it in the machine, make sure that it is on the gentle cycle, with cold water.

Sarongs are such a great way to cover up your entire body and bring a bit of culture to the beach. It is important to know how to care for your sarong before it starts to wear out and give you a rash. There are a few ways to wash and maintain your sarong to ensure you have the perfect cover-up for your next trip. Gently hand washes after each use. Hang dry your sarong after washing. Throw out the sarong once it starts to break at the seams or rip.

Types of Sarong Skirts

Sarong skirts are skirts that are usually made of thin material, like cotton. They are tied around your waist to provide coverage on the bottom part of your body. Sarong skirts can be worn in many different ways, but they are usually long enough to reach the ground. A sarong skirt is not like any other skirt. Most other skirts are usually more formal or professional. Sarong skirts are often worn with t-shirts or t-shirts with sleeves, which gives them a more casual feel than other skirts. You can wrap and wear a reversible wrap skirt that is easy to make, you can wrap a tie that is also too simple, put on a long wrap skirt or use many other variants. If you follow pool and beach fashion trends you might know that the choice for you is that fits your body shape.


Why buy when you can make it yourself? This blog post discussed how to make a sarong. A sarong is a rectangular piece of fabric, typically wrapped around the waist like a skirt, or over the shoulder like a shawl, or both. They are popularly worn in Southeast Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, Africa, and other tropical countries. Sarongs are typically made of cotton, silk, or satin fabric. Sarongs can be worn by men as well, not just women, as a form of clothing. There are many different patterns and colors to choose from for this type of clothing. In Southeast Asia, sarongs are often called lungis and are worn as a type of dress by men as well. Hope you liked our tutorial will be able to choose right fabric, sew and wrap your sarong.


How do you tie a sarong step by step?

Step 1: Fold the sarong in half lengthwise to form a long crease.
Step 2: Cross 1 end of the sarong over the other.
Step 3: Bring 1 end of the sarong up to the waist.
Step 4: Wrap the other end around the waist and tuck into the waistline.
Step 5: Pull the sarong ends to adjust the sarong's length.
Step 6: Tie the sarong ends together in a bow.

woman wearing a black sarong

What size is the standard sarong?

Not all cultures measure the size of a sarong by length. Sometimes the size is measured by width. The sarong can be anywhere from 2 meters to 3 meters wide. The sarong is usually 72 inches to 72 inches long.

What size is a pareo?

In order to dress comfortably in the heat, many people around the world have turned to a new accessory that is perfect for a hot climate: a pareo. This simple dress is a length of fabric that typically wraps around the waist and then drapes down to the knees. A pareo can also be worn as a dress. Many people would call the pareo a scarf or a skirt. Anything you can wrap around your body will make a pareo. People can make a pareo out of fabric or any other kind of material. Pareos come in all different sizes, from small to large.

How do you make a sarong dress with straps?

Making a Sarong dress with straps is really easy. All you will need is two pieces of material, one for the body of the dress, the other for the straps. But before you can do any sewing, you will need to hem the ends of both pieces, because you are going to sew them together to form the straps. This is the time to finish any raw edges.
Author - Fred Felton
Fred Felton          

Content Creator / Editor

Fred Felton is a copywriter, editor and social media specialist based in Durban, South Africa. He has over 20 years of experience in creating high end content. He has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world. Currently Fred specialises in the adventure watersports space, focussing on surf, kayak and rafting. He is also a keynote speaker and has presented talks and workshops in South Africa.

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