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 Anyone have a Kama Pattern?

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Anyone have a Kama Pattern?
« on: Mar 03, 2010, 10:57 AM »
I've looked all over the forums and can't seem to find a good pattern for a Kama. I picked up my Canvas yesterday and I'm ready to start but can't find one lol.. Anyone have one you could post or a general drawing so I can get started :>

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Re: Anyone have a Kama Pattern?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 03, 2010, 01:01 PM »
Never seen a pattern on the forums, honestly.  People's kamas have varied in design.  Some use a simple rectangle wrapped around the waist.  I use a trapezoid shape connected together at the front.  I saw a really cool kama built with two large dinner napkins sewn at slight angles (making a triangle gap up the back) onto a belt.

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Re: Anyone have a Kama Pattern?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 08, 2010, 01:06 PM »
My two piece Kama is made of two pieces of black material sewed into the smaller belt i have inside my big belt.



Like Tag said there really hasn't been a real Pattern

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Re: Anyone have a Kama Pattern?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 08, 2010, 10:21 PM »
The best way would be to measure your waist and measure how long from the belt to wherever you want it to end (knee, mid-calf, etc).  Then decide if you want it to flow a little, in which case you would make the bottom of the kama a few inches wider on either side than the waist, so it would be a bottom-heavy trapezoid in shape.  Or if you want little to no slack, it'd be more like a rectangle.

Hope that made sense.   :P  I actually do not have experience in kama-making, but this is how I am planning to make mine.

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Re: Anyone have a Kama Pattern?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 09, 2010, 10:22 AM »
A plain rectangle works great if you have a flat butt, but if you have a rounder behind, you'll need a plain rectangle with a dart or two at the top.

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Re: Anyone have a Kama Pattern?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 09, 2010, 10:36 AM »
Mine's just a rectangle looped around a belt, I never even did a proper measuring job. It's a finely crafted eyeballed rectangle though  :P

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Re: Anyone have a Kama Pattern?
« Reply #6 on: Mar 09, 2010, 01:45 PM »
My kama is trapezoid shaped(wider at the bottom) with a slit in the back. I find that this works very well for ease of movement.


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Re: Anyone have a Kama Pattern?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 09, 2010, 03:59 PM »
Depends on if you want your Kama to be a rectangle-shape like the Clone Commandos or a special shape. If you're going for the former, you can begin by taking a piece of fabric and measure the height and width you want and mark the corners of the shape. Be sure to leave enough space for the thread, more is better than less, and then cut out the pattern. You can mark in the back cutout afterwards and then sew the Kama. It's really simple.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Anyone have a Kama Pattern?
« Reply #8 on: Aug 07, 2010, 11:49 AM »
i got a question,

how is the kama attached? on its own belt?

with loops or rivets/velcro ?

I am stuck here, don't know if I should make loops to attach to any belt and be adjustable or bolt it to its own belt.

any advice or examples?

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Re: Anyone have a Kama Pattern?
« Reply #9 on: Aug 07, 2010, 02:31 PM »
I also have a kama question:  What materials are recommended?  I figure it should be something heavy so it hangs properly and doesn't bunch up or anything, but what has worked for everyone else?

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Re: Anyone have a Kama Pattern?
« Reply #10 on: Aug 07, 2010, 02:42 PM »
mine is leather, no liner, from an old coat so it has a good weight to it.

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Re: Anyone have a Kama Pattern?
« Reply #11 on: Aug 07, 2010, 05:20 PM »
I picked up a leathe skirt at the thrift store, undid the front seam and sewed in a loop at the top for a belt to run through.

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Re: Anyone have a Kama Pattern?
« Reply #12 on: Aug 07, 2010, 06:13 PM »
My kama is attached to the bottom of my vest, made of leather.  My wife's kama has its own belt, and is made of canvas.  Both of ours are a pair of simple rectangles overlapping slightly in the back.  To make that, measure your waist, divide by two, then measure waist to knee on the outside of your hip and cut your rectangles to that measurement + 1 inch (for edge finishing)

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Re: Anyone have a Kama Pattern?
« Reply #13 on: Aug 07, 2010, 06:40 PM »
I picked up a leathe skirt at the thrift store, undid the front seam and sewed in a loop at the top for a belt to run through.

I was thinking the same with the loop, or maybe fold the top edge down and sew it like the way draw strings are exept a belt (and no cinching :P)

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Re: Anyone have a Kama Pattern?
« Reply #14 on: Aug 07, 2010, 07:22 PM »
I picked up a leathe skirt at the thrift store, undid the front seam and sewed in a loop at the top for a belt to run through.

I've wanted to try this, but I could never get up the courage to actually look at the skirts.  Maybe I could play stupid and say "Oh, this isn't the kilt section?"  :P

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