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  • #16
    Re: jilbab/abaya sewing patterns

    I borrowed a selection of Abaya's off my friends, different styles- some were simple, some had different cuts and pleats in etc. Use these Abaya's as a template for sewing them in the future.

    Before attempting to cut pattern pieces, you should be familiar with the basics first. I took up Textiles during high school so I already knew what I was doing. You can use pattern paper [available in sewing shops]

    Or if you're on a budget you can use newspaper [all sellotaped together] or use my idea below.

    I took some brand new unused bin liners [without opening them] and selotaped them together so that it looked roughly like one large sheet of plastic - I placed an Abaya on top, drew round the Abaya [leaving 1.5cm for seam allowance] I used a chalk to draw round and then I cut the Abaya shape out with scissors. I then drew around the arm as a seperate piece and cut it out.
    "Meet people in such a manner that if you die, they should weep for you, and if you live, they should long for you." Hadhrat Ali-Ibn-Talib (RadiAllaah Anhu)
    Shan-e-Aisha

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    • #17
      Re: jilbab/abaya sewing patterns

      Zebunissa's post above is :up: as she says REMEMBER SEAM ALLOWANCES

      You can take any piece of clothing and with greaseproof paper/wax paper rub a tracing of the seams and details to copy. If you take an old one apart that is even better as it will be more accurate for pleats etc if you are doing a more complicated one.

      Using a sewing machine is quite easy , but sewing by hand is not that hard either, just learn to do a simple back stich.
      http://www.wikihow.com/Backstitch < this is for embroidery but back stitch is a basic practical stitch for sewing 2 pieces of cloth together too!
      Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.~Abraham Flexner

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      • #18
        Re: jilbab/abaya sewing patterns

        Salam sis try these links inchallah they will help

        http://sewingpage.com/index.php
        http://www.modestclothes.com/patterns.htm
        There is also a Muslimah Sewing Egroup at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/muslimasewing/join

        Good luck sis , if you do decide to sew let us know how it turned out :)

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        • #19
          Re: jilbab/abaya sewing patterns

          Originally posted by Rouz View Post
          :salams
          There all too expensive online, especially if i wanna buy a few.
          So does anyone have sewing patterns?
          BUMP

          does anyone know where I can find some patterns for making different styles of abaya?

          or anyone else who sews, do you know what other patterns I could buy to adapt to make abayas & thobes?

          JazakAllah khayr in advance

          "How often we cry over Fate, but abundant good lies just behind it. O soul, it is goodness, even if it arrives after a while."


          Foulana blog


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          • #20
            Re: jilbab/abaya sewing patterns

            Hey Hafsah.....i made my own abayad pattern from using an existing abayah measurements, maybe you could do that and then keep cheap material and then play around with it.

            Its shame I used to love sewing, I used to make my own clothes as well, but these days im just so darn lazy, that I get them all made....what a waste
            وَالْعَصْرِ

            إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ

            إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ

            "If Allah (swt) only sent this Surah to us, for the guidance of Mankind, this will be enough for us” - Imam Shaafi'ee r.a.

            "Yeh dunya daar e faani hain, Tum apna dil mat lagaon, Ganimat samaj zinadagee ki bahar, aana na hoga, yahaa baar baar......"

            Khanqah Habibiyah

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            • #21
              Re: jilbab/abaya sewing patterns

              lol at all the bumping.

              ive still never sewn anything..
              Patience...

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              • #22
                Re: jilbab/abaya sewing patterns

                Originally posted by Jenicca View Post
                Hey Hafsah.....i made my own abayad pattern from using an existing abayah measurements, maybe you could do that and then keep cheap material and then play around with it.
                that is a good idea, and thats what I usually do but I wanna make different styles, and I am too lazy to make my own patterns through logic and adapting abaya's I already have!

                Originally posted by Jenicca View Post
                Its shame I used to love sewing, I used to make my own clothes as well, but these days im just so darn lazy, that I get them all made....what a waste
                same, but now I want to be the one who makes for other people! so I need to start practicing insha'Allah!

                "How often we cry over Fate, but abundant good lies just behind it. O soul, it is goodness, even if it arrives after a while."


                Foulana blog


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                • #23
                  Re: jilbab/abaya sewing patterns

                  Originally posted by ♥Hafsah♥ View Post
                  same, but now I want to be the one who makes for other people! so I need to start practicing insha'Allah!
                  Habibati you make away for me...I don't mind dodgy hems and what not if it's coming from you! ;)
                  ربنا واجعلنا مسلمين لك ومن ذريتنا أمة مسلمة لك وأرنا مناسكنا وتب علينا إنك أنت التواب الرحيم

                  Our Lord, make us Muslims submitted to You, and our descendants a Muslim community submitted to You. Show us our rites of worship and turn towards us. You are the Ever-Returning, the Most Merciful. [2: 128]

                  http://livingthemuslimlife.wordpress.com/

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                  • #24
                    Re: jilbab/abaya sewing patterns

                    Originally posted by Rouz View Post
                    lol at all the bumping.

                    ive still never sewn anything..
                    I was searching in google and this thread came up!

                    its never to late to start sewing..if I find any good patterns I will send them your way so you have no excuse!

                    Originally posted by eternal journey View Post
                    Habibati you make away for me...I don't mind dodgy hems and what not if it's coming from you! ;)
                    you may regret saying that when I make you my guinnea pig!

                    "How often we cry over Fate, but abundant good lies just behind it. O soul, it is goodness, even if it arrives after a while."


                    Foulana blog


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                    • #25
                      Re: jilbab/abaya sewing patterns

                      Originally posted by ♥Hafsah♥ View Post
                      I was searching in google and this thread came up!

                      its never to late to start sewing..if I find any good patterns I will send them your way so you have no excuse!

                      !
                      lol .. i did search dressmaking courses once, but ive never got round to it. i dont think id learn anything in 2 days though..and the actual proper courses theyre expensive. luckily i have my lovely mother who could teach me!
                      Patience...

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                      • #26
                        Re: jilbab/abaya sewing patterns

                        Assalam Alaykum Sisters!
                        I'm totally new on this site lol, I registered so I could reply to this post :)
                        And I hope the sister who asked the Q originally has made her abaya already hehe :D

                        *If you have an existing abaya/jilbab, just turn it inside out, and pin it (using sewing pins or needles) onto the wrong side of your material.
                        *Trace along the abaya/jilbab onto your material of choice, preferably with tailor's chalk or washable pen. Don't trace the sleeves just yet, so what you'll have to do is fold the sleeve in. Then trace along the armhole, so you have an "armless" body pattern.
                        *For the arms, open out the sleeves again. You'll notice a folded top, and a stitched hem part on the bottom on your sleeve. Place these on your material that you will fold now. Trace the sleeves caref
                        *Remove the abaya from the material, and ogle your pattern lol... And trace another outline about 1"-2" if you have enough material left. This is your seam allowance.
                        *Make sure you "wind your bobbin up" and insert it into the bobbin case, making sure the two little arm things snap in place. Take your spool of thread and follow the guides (or numbers, letters) on your sewing machine and thread the needle.
                        *Turn your sewing machine on!
                        *Hem the bottom length of your abaya first. Do the two pieces seperately!
                        *Now place the two abaya bpdy pieces against each other, and sew from the bottom up to where the armhole begins. Do this on the other side too.
                        *Then you'll sew from shoulder to collar. So this basically leaves you with open armholes, and open neck.
                        *Now the sleeve is the caziest part! Hem the cuff of the sleeve first, or else you won't be able to later! You're going to make your sleeve into a sort of "tube" like thing, so sew along the bottom of the sleeve from cuff to end.
                        *Turn your abaya outside in again, so it's on it's "right/proper" side. Now align the sleeve tube you made to the armhole, and carefully stitch along. You have to do a lot of twisting and curving the material in this.
                        *Turn it inside out again to examine if it's come out alright! Hem in all loose ends.
                        *Take a length of doubled material and stitch along the neckline to create a collar.
                        And you're done! If you want a zip, you can add it, or attach buttons or hooks or even velcro! Girly touches? Ribbons, bows, satin...

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                        • #27
                          Re: jilbab/abaya sewing patterns

                          even though this thread is 2 years old I can't believe a female cannot sew or is it spelt sow?
                          even i can sew and I am male. It is easy peasy, lemon sqeezy.
                          get yourself down to a pakistani community centre they always have these courses. when i am the markets the women are always buying material (kapra) and making their own clothes.
                          practise makes perfect.

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                          • #28
                            Re: jilbab/abaya sewing patterns

                            ^ not every female's into sewing like not every male learns to sew
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                            • #29
                              Re: jilbab/abaya sewing patterns

                              :salams sisters,
                              I sew my own abayas, and with practice comes perfect. If you don't have experience in making clothing or sewing then I suggest making doll size abayas first. Start off with simple ones and then start making your designs a bit more complex with experience. It takes me less than an hour to make an abaya as I've made so many and also saved so much money. I've browsed the net and have found this website which has patterns which you might find beneficial...
                              http://clouddragon.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/make-your-own-abaya-part1/
                              :)
                              :jkk:
                              WheN tHe WoRlD PuShEs yOu tO yOuR KnEeS, YoUr in ThE BeST PoSiTiOn to PrAy

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