Utility Kilt Is A Fashion
The Scottish kilt has too many types which are not only popular in the whole United States but also in the UK and other countries of the European region. As you know, the tartan kilt is the basic kilt of the Scottish and Irish people. This is the primary and traditional kilt that shows the true culture of Scotland to other non-Scottish people.
Although the traditional tartan kilt is the popular kilt, other kilts are also equally important. The utility kilts are the modern Scottish kilt that are widely wearable in the United States and the United Kingdom. Here people not only wear these kilts at a Scottish tradition but also as fashionable apparel.
These utility kilts are modern design kilts having pockets, belt loops, straps, buckles, d rings, and other ornaments which make them better bottom wear than shorts or trousers. Many Hollywood celebrities love to wear these fashionable kilts for Sale at various Hollywood events.
How To Make A Utility Kilt?
Making a utility kilt is not as easy as someone thinks because it needs too much learning and experience. Practice is the key to making the Scottish utility kilt. We make this kilt-making guide easier for you. By following our step and step guide you will be able to know How To Make A Utility Kilt according to Scottish standards.
Utility Kilt Making Guide
This is our easy utility kilt-making guide. You must understand it thoroughly in order to make an accurate Scottish utility kilt.
- Kilt Measurement
- Calculate the fabric
- Tools For Making The Kilt
- Pleated portion for a kilt
- Waistband for utility kilt
- Attaching the Buttons & Studs
- Making the belt loop
- Making and Attaching the Utility Pockets
The measurement is necessary before cutting and calculating the fabric. Without measurement, you cannot make a Scottish kilt. There are three major kilt measurements that are necessary for you in order to make an accurate Scottish utility kilt.
- Waist Size Measurement
- Hip Size Measurement
- Kilt Length Measurement
1- Waist Size Measurement
This is the most important step before making or purchasing a Scottish utility kilt. This measurement is not like that the measurement of the jeans. It is the kilt measurement that is different than other bottom measures, so never trust your jeans for this kilt waist measurement. So, for accurate measurement, you must stand tall and breathe normally. Then you should use a measuring tape that moves around your body waist for accurate waist measurement.
2- Hip Size Measurement
If your hip or seat is bigger then this is the compulsory measurement for you. In this type of measurement, you must measure the widest part of your hip because the kilt will stuck on that widest part.
3- Kilt Length Measurement
The kilt length is the length where you want the length of the kilt should be. It varies from person to person because nowadays, only a few people follow Scottish rules. Most of the people set their own length for the kilt. For accurate kilt length measurement, you must measure the distance between the belly button to the knee cap. It depends on the person’s height but the average length of the male is 24 inches while the average length for the woman is 20 inches.
Calculate the fabric
The front apron is varied from person to person. If you are making kilts for the Americans, then the front apron is 1/3 of the total waist while if you are making kilts for the Scottish then the front apron will be 1/2 of the total waist.
Furthermore, if you want to calculate the fabric for the pleated area then it must be knee-length minus 2 inches. The fabric for the kilt length is calculated by dividing the waist measurement by 3 and then multiplying by 8. When you get the answer from your calculator then add 1 inch. This whole measurement is for the fabric for the length.
Tools For Making The Kilt
You will need the following tools for making a Scottish utility kilt.
- Standard Sewing Machine
- Scissors for cutting
- Measuring tape
- Pins for pleating
- Fabric (Most important)
- Thread for stitching
- Snaps / Buttons
Pleated portion for a kilt
After calculating the fabric, the next step is to make the pleated part of the kilt. If you decided 2-inch deep pleat then fold the 1/2 inch and sew a hem. Now fold the bottom and repeat this step. Once the edges are sewn with the sewing machine, you should use the chalk and mark 1/3 of the waist.
Waistband for utility kilt
In utility-style kilt, the waistband is very important. It is not in the same measurement as the kilt waist. The waistband of the utility kilt is the waist size + 1 inch. It is the general rule of a waist band.
Attaching the buttons & studs
Now you have a waistband, but you must attach buttons on the waistband as it is the necessary part of the utility kilt. The buttons are used to fasten the kilt. These buttons are sewn with the help of sewing machines. The buttons must be attached at the start of the waistband. General two to four buttons are attached to the waist but it depends on the kilt wearer.
Making the belt loop
The utility style kilt has 6 to 8 belt loops of different sizes. Normally 1 inch to 1/2 inch wide belt loops are normally used in the standard utility kilt. If you are new to making Scottish utility kilt then you should go with 6 belt loops of 1 inch. The belt loops are stitched with the sewing machine but you should use the matching thread.
Making and Attaching the Utility Pockets
The general pocket size is 7 inches deep and 15 inches long but it also depends on kilt to the kilt. The newbie should make the kilt with that standard pocket size. You must use the standard sewing machine to stitch the pocket with the Scottish kilts. Same quality buttons are also attached to the pockets. Normally one button is enough on the pockets but it depends on your choice.