Salwar Kameez Sewing Instruction | Stiching instruction of Salwar Kameez

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I have updated the post in "How to sew salwar kameez: a step by step tutorial" . Click the link to proceed further

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Here i  provided the drafting pattern of salwar kameez top and salwar kameez bottom to carry out on the clothes. The best way to do is, carry it out on the paper first. Once you have confident then do it on your salwar material. By seeing the drafting you can get to know the perfection of the output.

Before proceeding the  calculation, make your own measurement. A perfect measurement make you to sew your dress in correct size

 Measurement for Salwar bottom

Length - x (Take measurement from where you tie the knot till your desired length)

Seat - y (Around the seating area, hope you understand)

Leg Bottom round - approx 20"

Waist Band Length - 8" to 10"

0 to 1 - Length (-) waist band length+4" or 6" or 2" (can keep canvas for the bottom if you need)

0 to 2 - 1/3 seat (-) waist band length + 2"

2 to 3 - 1/3 seat + 2"

0 to 4 - 1/3 seat + 2"

1 to 5 - 1/2 leg bottom round + 1"

5 to 6 - 4"-3.5" or 6"-5.5" or 2"-1 .5" (According to 0 to 1 measurement)

3 to 7 - 3"
Salwar kameez stiching pattern
Salwar kameez stiching pattern
Waist Band

0 to 1 - Waist Band length + 2"

1 to 2 - Seat + 4"

0 to 3 - Seat + 4"

SALWAR TOPS Measurements

Length - from shoulder level to the desired length
Chest - around chest
Waist Length - shoulder level to "cup" fall point.
Waist width - around waist
Shoulder - shoulder left to right
Sleeve Length, Sleeve Width.


0 to 1 - Length + 1.5"
0 to 2 - 1/4 chest (-1)"
2 to 3 - 1/4 chest + 2"
0 to 4 - Waist length + 1/2"
4 to 5 - 1/4 chest + 1" (or) 1/4 waist width + 1.5"
1 to 6 - 22" or 20" or 18"
(For Children - 1/4 chest + 8")
6 to 7 - 2"
0 to 8 - 1/2 Shoulder + 1/4"
8 to 9 - 1/4"
0 to 10 - 1/12 chest (or) 2.5" (or) 2.75" (or) 3"
0 to 11 - 3" (back)
0 to 12 - 6 " of 6.5" (Front)
Salwar kameez stiching pattern

SLEEVE Measurements

0 to 1 - Sleeve length + 1.5"
0 to 2 - 1/12 chest + 1/2"
2 to 3 - 1/4 chest (-) 1/2"
1 to 4 - 1/12 Sleeve Width + 1"
Join 1,4,3,0
0 to 5 - Centre of 0 to 3
5 to 6 - 1"
5 to 7 - Centre of 5 to 3
7 to 8 - 1/4"
3 to 9 - 1"

Here is the link for making the sleeve patterns. The instruction about carry the measurements over the cloth. You can also find puff sleeve pattern instruction over there.
How to make sleeve patterns

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  1. Hi !!!

    you explained really in clear manner.Thankyou very much.Keep update this kind of information.


  2. Thank u. Credit goes to the girl who submitted this

  3. Thank you for the pattern/ can they be printed on paper as it's not convenient to use them from the computer

  4. Hi s,

    Make your own draft on the paper. Especially do it on the laminated brown sheet. So that you can keep it for your regular use

  5. im jus an begginer n im very much interested 2 see more posts like this...i will love it if there is a stiching patter for babies??can u helo me plssss////

  6. hi... thanks for the information. Tailoring is one of my hobbies and i can proudly say that i stitch well (only our family's dresses)........ still there are many points which require clarifications and sometimes i have to resort to trial-and-error method....but after going through your explanations, i think i have become become better

  7. hey thanks 4 ur valuable information

  8. hi......... its xlent.i hav stitched my salwar xactly how u hav said.... i has come family members praised me alot...but...the credit goes to u.actually i didn't get sticting i contined xtra part over sleeve part without stitching it turned into a puffed sleeves.i'm so happy....

  9. can u guys tell me a shop .. for a blouse design ....

  10. Excellent explanation and design details. I am confused with laying out sleeve pattern. Please verify
    1. 1 to4 is 1/12th Sleeve width
    2. Point 5 is mid point of 0 to 3


  11. Hi, very nice tutorial, I know a bit cutting and sewing, I need clarification regarding the armhole and in the sleeve normally v do differentiate the front and back sleeve and armhole.Do v need extra seam allowance? Thanks.

  12. @Ann point 5 is 1/4 of 0 to 3

    @ raje need extra seam

  13. Hi Thanks for this information of stitching pateerns. Can you help me out with blouse pateern also.

  14. sure jaya. my next post will be blouse

  15. Hi, Sharmila,
    The 2 pcs you have mentioned is for crotch right? will you please tell me the measurements of the same n how to attach I am new to tailoring.


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  17. @Durga . 2 piece for 2 legs. folding vertically one piece make one leg.

    Measurement Your height from waist minus waist band height

  18. there is something wrong with the 1-4 of the sleeve drawing. I think it should be 1/2 ( half) sleeve width plus 1".

  19. Perfect measurement is 1/4 chest - 1.3 or else measure 1/2 width of the sleeve + 1 cm not 1"

  20. hi! I did not understand the salwar measurement 5 to 6 - 4"-3.5" or 6"-5.5" or 2"-1 .5" (According to 0 to 1 measurement)as 6 is not marked on the pattern. pls explain.

    1. This is article posted by someone. I have updated the drafting in Pls follow that

  21. thanks for your post
    that images clear all my questions
    thank you

  22. Hi,
    This is such an excellent post. I just want to give you a quick heads up. I must say you have done a great job. Your article is very helpful for me and for sure to all. Just can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing such an amazing post.

  23. hi, very useful information regarding salwar . thank u so much

  24. hi ,
    need more blouse patterns ( having hand embroidery unit) tips etc.

  25. Pls all update this drafting in

  26. Thank you so very much for your instructions. I can sew just about anything. Sadly, I am not blessed with the type of thinking that makes one a good pattern drafter. With the words (above) I will take on making two outfits for my granddaughters. We are teaching them that modesty is not only pleasing to the Creator, but prudent. I was directed to your site by Saraha a fellow-member on " I will be happy to pass along your address on the internet, with your permission. Cordially, Nehmah62

  27. hello, Sharmila ji, thankyou for kameez draft, very easy to understand...
    mam can you show me how to cut panels for anarkali kameez [full panels dress]
    how to divide panels according to chest? if i want to make 12 panels in front and 12 panels in back ? pls show us step by step cutting instructions with sewing and picture... pls pls pls pls pls pls pls pls pls pls pls pls pls pls pls pls pls
    thanks in advance.........

  28. hi sharmila...all the details are very helpful for the learner...for all...thanx....:)

  29. very easy and clearcut formulas.thks

  30. I thank you so much for the book, I could not find where to comment on your up-dated page so I came back here to thank you, very sweet of you. I will try the salwar, :)

  31. Thanks a lot. Thanks for your effort. Now my all doubts are clear. Information are very helpful to me.

  32. This is a really well-written article and will be extremely helpful. Thanks a lot for the tips. Now a days women and girls they all love to wear designer party wear salwar kameez. Salwar kameez looks very good on every special occasion. Today, Everyone like to buy women clothing online.(EthnicStation)

  33. A complete tutorial for stitching of a salwar kameez. Very good post.

  34. Continue pinning the sleeve to the bodice, and then sew along the arm hole with a straight stitch. Repeat for the second sleeve. janome sewing machine