Folkwear 129 Japanese Unisex Hapi and Haori



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Buy the 129 Japanese Unisex Hapi and Haori sewing pattern from Folkwear.

The Hapi is a shopcoat traditionally worn by storekeepers, craftsmen, and firemen over western-style clothing. It is sized for both men and women. Simple rectangles form the body, sleeves, neckband, and shoulder reinforcement for this unlined, fingertip-length garment.

The Haori (sized for women) is a thigh-length lined jacket. A straight front opening is finished by a neckband extending to the hem. Deep elbow-length curved sleeves are open next to the body. The front and back of the Haori are cut with no shoulder seam; there is a narrow side panel below an underarm opening.

Silkscreen fabric printing techniques and designs are included. A pattern for Tabi, fabric slipper-socks traditionally worn with sandals, is also included. The unique three-piece construction separates the large toe for a comfortable fit with thong-type footwear.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Note if purchasing copy shop printing: One of the pattern pieces is divided across two A0 sheets. The two sheets will need to be joined with no overlap. 

Suggested fabrics: 

Hapi: Light to medium weight soft or crisp cotton and blends; silks with body such as noil or shantung; linen; wool. Not suitable for fabrics with nap, pile, or one-way design.

Haori: Light to medium weight soft fabrics with drape such as china silk, crepe, satin, rayon, cotton challis and blends. Not suitable for fabrics with nap, pile, or one-way design.

Tabi: Medium weight cotton and blends.

Fabric requirements: 

Hapi: 28″ (71 cm) wide fabric: 4 1/8 yd (3.8 m) // 36″ (91 cm) wide fabric: 3 yd (2.75 m) // 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 2 5/8 yd (2.4 m) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 2 1/8 yd (1.95 m).

Haori Outer: 28″ (71 cm) wide fabric: 5 3/8 yd (4.95 m) // 36″ (91 cm) wide fabric: 4 yd (3.7 m) // 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 3 5/8 yd (3.3 m) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 2 3/4 yd (2.5 m).

Haori Lining: 28″ (71 cm) wide fabric: 2 1/4 yd (2.05 m) // 36″ (91 cm) wide fabric: 2 1/4 yd (2.05 m) // 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 2 yd (1.83 m) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 1 1/4 yd (1.15 m).

Tabi: 36″ (91 cm) or 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 7/8 yd (81 cm) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 5/8 yd (57 cm).

Sizing: Hapi: Misses’ S – L and Men’s S – L // Haori: Misses’ S – L. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread // Hapi: Materials for silkscreening (optional) // Haori: One set of purchased ties or 1/2 yd (46 cm) of 1/8″ (3 mm) wide braid (optional) // Tabi: 3/8 yd (35 cm) of heavyweight interfacing; six large hooks and eyes.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; print-at-home pattern; 36″ wide copy shop file; A0 copy shop file.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Linen, Silk / Satin / Sateen, Wools / Suiting

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

70 pages

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