How To Make A Kilt?

In the past, making a kilt is not as easy as it needs more patience and time. However, making the kilt requires much experience and skill as it was not easy to make by everyone. It is indeed an art to make a perfect kilt for parties, discos, and other events and festivals. Furthermore, it took years to make a single tartan kilt, but now those days are going, you can become a master of the kilt. You can now able to make large quantities of kilts in a short period of time.

How To Make A Kilt?

We are now going to explain step by step in order to make a kilt

  • Choose the right tartan pattern
  • Measurement
  • Making the Pleats
  • Straps And Buckles

Choose the right tartan pattern

Clans and rich Scottish families have their own tartan patterns. You can wear a clan pattern according to your family. There are more than 500 tartan patterns available for you. You can choose any tartan color if you did not have a clan family background.

Furthermore, some Scottish regiments have their own tartan patterns. If you are a member of particular regiments then you can select your clan pattern. There are also universal patterns which are modern tartan patterns, you can also choose those patterns. Some popular universal patterns are Hunting Stewart, Black Watch, Scottish National, Brave Heart Warrior, Flower of Scotland and Pride of Scotland.


Measuring the kilt size is very important. No customer wants to wear the wrong size kilt, so accurate measurement is necessary. There is also an important point to note, the kilt size is always larger than the pant or trouser size. If you have your shorts or jeans, then don’t measure that size for kilt cutting.

Following are the three measurements you are supposed to take;

  1. Measure your Waist Size
  2. Measure your Hip Size
  3. Measure your Kilt Length

1- Measure your Waist Size

You must stay erect with normal breath in order to waist size measurement. Put the measuring tape around your body and placed in the belly button or where you want to fasten the kilt. Well, normally a kilt is always fastened at the belly button but it is by your choice. The kilt has always been 2-4 inches wider than pant size.

2- Measure the Hip Size

The hip measurement is important and you can use the measuring tape to measure the widest part of the hip. In that scenario, you also stand erect for the proper hip measurement.

3- Measure the Length Size

In this measurement, you have to place the measuring tape to the waist down to the top knee or where you want the kilt length size. The size of the length varies from person to person. Normally the default length size is 24 inches for men and 20 inches for women.

Making the Pleats

Now, after measuring the size, you have to pleat the kilt. Deep pleat is important for a beautiful look of the kilt. You have to calculate each pleat carefully and repeat that pattern in a kilt.

Straps And Buckles

Adding straps and buckles in a kilt is very important because it gives you a perfect fit. We have used leather straps with rust-free buckles every time with our tartan kilts, but it is by your choice. You can now able to know How To Make A Kilt in an easy way.

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