DIY Fashion Sewing

Handkerchief Hem Bohemian Tunic

Handkerchief Hem Boho Tunic

I purchased a tunic similar to this from TJMaxx recently and thought it might be a great item to copy.  So, that’s what I did. 


When I saw a dress similar to this in the store, I thought to myself how easy it can be replicated and made into different lengths and fabric combinations.  I could easily see how to put it together and how much fabric would be required.  This pattern was so easy, and it only took two yards of fabric to make and a few hours.  Plus, it’s super cute.  It almost seems dishonest to say self-drafted because I didn’t even make a pattern.  It was two rectangles and I had to cut out a neckline for the front and back, separate the fabric at the shoulders, and do a lot of hemming.  The final step was attaching binding.  This would be a good beginner project because of the straight lines and simplicity of the garment.

I loved wearing this.  It’s easy to just slip on, and is perfect for summer, especially since I used a lightweight rayon I received from my friend Patricia.  It’s always great when someone gifts you some fabric.  I had about 2.3 yards of this and it was just enough to get this cutie pie done.   It is best to use a fabric with a nice drape and flow like this rayon.  An ITY knit or jersey knit might also work, although the rayon will be easier to work with.  You just want to make sure and get a good flow.  Having said that, you could use a linen or cotton, and I believe it would still be really cute, just without the flow.

Honestly, I can’t wait to make this again.  I am already looking for some really cool fabric.  It can clearly be dressed up or down, with some pumps for a night out, or some sneaks for some shopping.  The possibilities are endless.  I wore mine with some jeans turned up at the ankles.  However, some leggings would be really cute, and so would some calf-length jeans.   And the jewelry options.  Too many.  I definitely had to put something under it because of the scoops under the arms.  But I like the feeling of freedom you get with this.  Just barefoot and free!  It’s perfect!  I only have positive things to say about this tunic.  I would not change a thing.

Also, just a side note.  The day I went to the park to photograph this look, the ship was in!  That was a first, so I decided to take full advantage.

That’s a wrap for now, but I can’t wait to show you a new project, pattern, or DIY something.  Thank you for allowing me to share with you. Leave a comment and please “Like” if you like.  I love sewing, and I love sharing my projects with you. Also, if you have not subscribed yet, please consider doing so.  You can subscribe below.  Make it a great day, and Make life better, one project at a time, for yourself and someone else.  I want to hear from you.  So, let me know what you think.

Handkerchief Hem Boho Tunic


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(2) Comments

  1. Beautiful tunic!

    1. Thank you. 😊

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