Should You Sew Your Own Dry Robe?

30th March, 2023

Dry Robe



Should you sew your own dry robe? Wanting to keep dry and warm while engaging in outdoor activities?

In this blog post, we will delve into what are dry robes, their materials, styling possibilities, waterproofness and much more.

If you are looking to sew your own dry robe – Here is our tutorial on How To Sew Your Own Dry Robe.


What Is A Dry Robe?


A dry robe is a particular style of robe intended to keep the user warm and dry in chilly or damp environments.

It has many uses, especially outdoor activities, like surfing, swimming, camping, and is normally built with a waterproof outer layer and a warm inside lining.

Dry robes are made to be simple to put on and take off, and they can be used over a swimsuit or a wetsuit to add warmth and protection against the weather.



Are Dry Robes 100% Waterproof?


Yes, dry robes are 100% waterproof due to their outer layer made of waterproof fabrics.

They are designed to keep you dry and comfortable in even the wettest and coldest conditions.

Let’s dive into what fabrics can you use to sew your own dry robe!


What Material Can You Use for a Dry Robe?


A dry robe is divided into two distinct layers: Outer layer and Inner layer.


Outer Layer:

There are several options available, each with its own set of pros and cons, when choosing the outer layer material for a dry robe.




Waterproof Breathable Coated Microfibre:

This material is lightweight and breathable, making it comfortable to wear. It is also waterproof, providing excellent protection against the elements, however, it may not be as durable as some other options and can be more prone to tearing.


High Performance Breathable Waterproof Jacket Fabric

High Performance Breathable Waterproof Jacket Fabric:

This material is durable and can withstand harsh conditions, making it ideal for outdoor activities. It is also waterproof and breathable, providing excellent protection and comfort, although, not the cheapest option available but definitely worth it.


4oz Waterproof Cover

4oz Waterproof Cover:

One of our best sellers! It is lightweight and waterproof, making it an excellent option for a dry robe. It is also easy to pack and transport, making it convenient for travel.



Nylon Ripstop:

Another best seller! It is incredibly durable and can withstand harsh conditions, making it an excellent option for outdoor activities. It is also waterproof, providing excellent protection against the elements. Important to remember, it may not be as breathable as some other options.





Inner Layer:

The inner layer of a dry robe is just as important as the outer layer in ensuring comfort and warmth. Our two main options for the inner layer: Anti-Pil Polar Fleece and Supersoft Sherpa Fleece.


Polar Fleece

Anti-Pil Polar Fleece:

Probably the most popular option for due to the fact that this fabric is soft, lightweight, and simple to maintain.

It is also permeable, so perspiration and moisture won’t be trapped against the skin, making it a pleasant choice for long-term usage.

The anti-pill treatment keeps the fabric from accumulating unsightly fuzz balls over time, preserving the robe’s beauty for a longer period of time.

We also have over 20+ designs available in Anti-Pil Polar Fleece for any age group!



Supersoft Sherpa Fleece:

If you are looking for that extra warmth and comfort, our sherpa is the way to go!

It is also breathable, which means it won’t trap moisture and sweat against the skin.

The soft and fluffy texture of this material makes it a popular choice for those looking for a cozy and inviting robe to wear.



Should You Sew Your Own Dry Robe?


If you prefer DIY projects or want to cut costs, sewing your own dry robe can be an appealing option and, one that you should definitely go for it!

Dry robes are made with specific materials and construction methods in order to give waterproof and thermal protection.

Making a practical and secure dry robe might be challenging if you have no prior expertise dealing with these fabrics but who doesn’t a good challenge?

Making your own dry robe may be a satisfying and enjoyable undertaking, but it’s vital to consider the pros and cons before getting started.

If you are looking to sew your own dry robe – Here is our tutorial on How To Sew Your Own Dry Robe.




A dry robe is a useful addition to your outdoor equipment, offering crucial weather protection while keeping you warm and comfortable.

Sewing your own dry robe gives you the ability to customize the design and fit to your specific preferences where you can choose your own materials and create a unique style that suits your individual needs and tastes.

Plus, it can be a fun and satisfying DIY project for those who enjoy crafting and creating their own outdoor equipment.




Visit us at UK Fabrics Online to explore our range of Dry Robe Fabrics!

If you have any questions, email us or leave a comment here.

Hope you enjoy this one.

Thank you!

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2 responses to “Should You Sew Your Own Dry Robe?”

  1. I have just made a dry robe for my granddaughter as I couldn’t get one her size as she is only 5.
    Bought waterproof fabric and Sherpa fleece. No pattern but big enough for her to get changed and warm enough when she throws herself in the sea ! She loves it but not tested yet but will be soon be on the beach
    Great fabrics at great prices.

    • Hey Gillian,

      We bet she really loved it! 😊

      What waterproof fabric did you go for? Share it with us, either here, email or tag us on social media.

      Really glad you are happy with the quality of the fabrics, we always aim to deliver the best quality fabrics our customers are looking for.

      Thank you,
      UK Fabrics Online.

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