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Old 03-10-2012, 03:41 AM   #1
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Sewing a Hakama ..?

Hello everybody,

I have wondered where it is possible to find a good pattern for sewing my own Aikido Hakama..
(nonono.. not zebra or camouflage.. just plain durable black or blue hakama.. )
Any ideas would be appreciated.. maybe also knowledge on suitable fabric..?

In aiki,
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:21 AM   #2
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Re: Sewing a Hakama ..?

At the bottom of some pages there is a sponsored link for Budo Bear - have a look. Given the increasing price of cotton / greige etc not sure if it the most cost effective way forward though. Good luck all the same.

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Old 03-10-2012, 02:06 PM   #3
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Re: Sewing a Hakama ..?

Budo Bear is Round Earth (Carol Shifflett of Ki Exercises book fame)
http://www.round-earth.com/
I vouch for the hak pattern having proofed it and rewritten the instructions some years ago :-)

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Old 03-10-2012, 05:10 PM   #4
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Budo Bear is Round Earth (Carol Shifflett of Ki Exercises book fame)
http://www.round-earth.com/
I vouch for the hak pattern having proofed it and rewritten the instructions some years ago :-)
Sounds great to me, Ill give it a try. Thanks a lot Janet and PhylMyKi
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:56 PM   #5
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Re: Sewing a Hakama ..?

For fabric a medium weight cotton twill is best.

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Old 03-11-2012, 05:18 AM   #6
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For fabric a medium weight cotton twill is best.
Ok, you mean like denim, but lighter..?
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:26 AM   #7
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yes, lighter weight and also softer with more drape.

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Old 03-12-2012, 03:46 AM   #8
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Re: Sewing a Hakama ..?

I've made two hakamas myself some years back. No pattern - just a measuring stick and somebody elses hakama as a template. Took some math work since the dimensions for fabric I could buy differed from what was used on the original.

It was okay and a lot cheaper than buying one of those insanely expensive hakamas from the shops. However I wouldn't do it again.

BTW: for material inside the Koshita I used old vinyl samples. I tried first to dip them in boiling water thought to make sure they could survive washing.

Also remember to wash the fabric before sewing the hakama. I forgot that on the first one I made, and it turned out to short for me.

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Old 03-12-2012, 11:02 AM   #9
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Re: Sewing a Hakama ..?

Best thing i ever found for inside koshita is plumbers gasket (soft, pliable vulcanized rubber sheeting)

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Old 03-12-2012, 01:35 PM   #10
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I've made two hakamas myself some years back. No pattern - just a measuring stick and somebody elses hakama as a template. Took some math work since the dimensions for fabric I could buy differed from what was used on the original.

It was okay and a lot cheaper than buying one of those insanely expensive hakamas from the shops. However I wouldn't do it again.

BTW: for material inside the Koshita I used old vinyl samples. I tried first to dip them in boiling water thought to make sure they could survive washing.

Also remember to wash the fabric before sewing the hakama. I forgot that on the first one I made, and it turned out to short for me.

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Thanks for your advice
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:38 PM   #11
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Best thing i ever found for inside koshita is plumbers gasket (soft, pliable vulcanized rubber sheeting)
Plumbers gasket...... ok wait.. Plumbers gasket.. !? !!??
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:41 PM   #12
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Plumbers gasket...... ok wait.. Plumbers gasket.. !? !!??
Well the top quality ones use rubber sheet. It sounds like it would work beautifully.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:31 PM   #13
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Well the top quality ones use rubber sheet. It sounds like it would work beautifully.
Ok thanks
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:29 AM   #14
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Re: Sewing a Hakama ..?

Dear Lars,

I've also done two black hakama by myself. No pattern, used the width of the fabric for the width of one leg. Fabric was viscose-polyester-blend twill. The second was even a bit elastic... (liked this after a little while). For the koshita I experimented with various things but best (in my opinion) is, as already mentioned, a thick rubber plate (seal plate?).

I've both worn until the knees split and one is now patched and serves as my spare hakama. I have to admit the one I'm wearing currently I bought. but only because I got the chance to go to Tozandos in Kyoto. They are much cheaper there than over here in Germany.... (but only if you don't count the costs of the trip... ;-))

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Old 03-13-2012, 07:43 AM   #15
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Dear Simone,
Thanks a lot for your comment, I will see what I can do.. Thanks
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