Hanfu Making(8) - Shuhe Cutting & Sewing Patterns

This section contains Shuhe (裋褐).

Size range: 165/88A to 185/104A).

Please read the introduction of the topic and how to use this guide in advance.



Shuhe (裋褐), also known as "Duan Da (短打)", originally meant a coarse cloth upper garment woven with coarse hemp or animal hair, was a simple cross-collar upper garment worn by commoners in ancient China, usually with looser pants underneath, mostly used for casual wear or work clothes.

The basic features of the Shuhe are Jiao Ling You Ren (交领右衽, cross collar and wrapping the right side before the left), the shortest sleeve length over the wrist, the longest slightly beyond the fingertips, mostly straight sleeves or arrow sleeves, narrower cuffs, the length of the garment to below the waist, the longest above the knee, and the two sides need to be divided into slits.

Hanfu Making(8) - Shuhe Cutting & Sewing Patterns

Shuhe can not simply be equated with the cloth worn by the poor, although this garment can not do the formal occasions worn by the dress, but its use is very wide, and the use of Shuhe is determined by its characteristics, because wearing Shuhe more convenient for action, so it has become a daily work, farming, long-distance travel necessary clothing, in addition, Shuhe can also be used as a traditional martial arts clothing.

Of course, modern people do not wear Shuhe to participate in work, but Shuhe is still loved by many Hanfu lovers. Because of its simplicity, narrow sleeves, and not too long length, can still be used as a casual dress for modern men, and a Shuhe with modern fashion pants is a new fashionable way to dress.


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Hanfu Making(8) - Shuhe Cutting & Sewing Patterns


Shuhe (裋褐)


More Hanfu Style Making

Section 1: How to make Zhongyi (中衣)

Section 2: How to make Aoqun (袄裙)

Section 3: How to make Ruqun (襦裙)

Section 4: How to make Beizi (褙子)

Section 5: How to make Pan collar Aoqun (盘领袄)

Section 6: How to make Quju (曲裾)

Section 7: How to make Banbi (半臂)

Section 9: How to make Zhiduo Zhishen Daopao (直裰/直身/道袍)

Section 10: How to make Panling Pao and Lanshan (盘领袍/襕衫)

Hanfu Making(8) - Shuhe Cutting & Sewing Patterns

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4 Comment(s) A文章作者 M管理员
  1. ladyaramisgreen

    I love the work that you do! just letting you know that 175/96A Expansion Drawings is the wrong image.

    • Ling

      Thank you, 175/96A Expansion Drawings did use the wrong image😭. I have replaced it.

  2. LiangYuZuan

    Thank you for this article.

  3. LiangYuZuan

    I love wearing shuhe. It is so comfortable for. 😁