Sewing Patterns From Scandi to Zen: Exploring Japandi Fashion

japandi fabric

In the world of fashion and interior design, a new trend has emerged that combines the best of Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian simplicity – Japandi style.  

This fusion aesthetic brings together the clean lines and functional design principles of Scandinavian style with the calmness, warmth, and natural elements of Japanese design. 

We’ll learn more about the essence of Japandi style, explore applicable fabric types, discuss its simplistic design features, and suggest accessories to complement this captivating trend.

The Essence of Japandi Style

Simplistic and Natural Thread and Yarns

When it comes to fabric choices in Japandi style, the focus is on natural materials that enhance the overall aesthetic. Bamboo fabric, with its soft and breathable qualities, is a popular choice for Japandi-inspired clothing.  It not only offers comfort but also reflects the sustainable and eco-friendly values that are central to this design philosophy.

Cotton and linen are also favored fabrics for Japandi style, known for their natural fibers and ability to create a relaxed and timeless look. These fabrics provide a sense of serenity and understated elegance that perfectly aligns with the Japandi aesthetic.

Tassel Dress

Japandi style embraces a simplistic design approach that highlights the beauty of uncluttered spaces and functional forms.

In fashion and pattern design, clean lines, asymmetry, and a focus on geometric shapes are key elements. Garments with loose and flowing silhouettes, such as kimono-inspired dresses or wide-leg trousers, are commonly seen in Japandi fashion.

Sewing Pattern Secrets Linen Casual Pants

Image: Sewing Pattern Secrets’ Casual Linen Pants with Side Pockets and Cuffs

Color Palette and Accessories of Japandi

The color palette tends to be neutral, with muted tones like soft grays, earthy browns, and off-whites, creating a soothing and harmonious ambiance.

Accessories play a vital role in completing the Japandi look. Opt for minimalistic and natural accessories, such as wooden or ceramic jewelry, to add a touch of elegance without overpowering the simplicity of the style.

Delicate and understated patterns, such as floral motifs or geometric shapes, can be incorporated into accessories like scarves or handbags. Remember, the key is to strike a balance between functionality and aesthetics.

In line with the Japandi style, we have a diverse range of patterns that can be adapted to this aesthetic. Our collection includes many simple and beautiful pattern designs that combine the clean lines of Japandi with a hint of traditional flair.

Short Kimono Cover

Image: Sewing Pattern Secrets’ Short Kimono Coverup

If you’re excited to explore more sewing patterns and learn new techniques, we invite you to visit our Learning Platform at Sewing Pattern Secrets. Our Goldmine of Sewing Patterns includes 125 curated designs, carefully selected to cater to various styles and skill levels. For a limited time, we’re offering this treasure trove of patterns at an unbeatable price of only $67. Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock your sewing potential and create your own Japandi-inspired masterpieces.


In addition to its aesthetic appeal, Japandi style also aligns with the growing global focus on sustainability. Japandi’s emphasis on natural materials, such as bamboo, cotton, and linen, perfectly aligns the fabric ideals with our sewing patterns.  These fabrics create garments that not only exude elegance but also contribute to a greener world. Embracing Japandi style allows us to not only express our personal style, but allows us to positively impact the environment.

Molly McGuire

Hi! My name is Molly McGuire, and my number one passion is sewing. In fact, I've dedicated my entire life to it. When I was a little girl, I used to love watching my grandma work on her sewing machine. She could make anything. She made all the clothes for the entire family, and it was so amazing! Today, I continue my grandma's legacy by making clothes for our extended family and teaching proper sewing techniques to our students. I get a great deal of satisfaction from teaching others. Once again, thank you for visiting my blog and please feel free to reach out to me! I would love to hear from you! Enjoy! Molly

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