Sew Chic Kids Book ( English) Review & Giveaway !!

Sew Chic Kids Review Sew Country Chick

Hello readers!

Today I have a special treat for you! I’m giving away a copy of Sew Chic Kids!

I love Japanese Pattern books and have made several projects from them. But I didn’t always love deciphering some of the diagrams and pattern pieces in Japanese. I might be able say a few basic phrases from my travels there, but reading it on pattern sheets? I wish.

Luckily for we who aren’t clever enough to learn Japanese, Tuttle Books has come out with a few versions of some well loved Japanese pattern book titles. One of which is Happy Handmade: Sew Chic Kids. And you can enter the giveaway to win a copy at the end of my post.sewchickids1Sew Chic contains 20 sewing patterns! Who is that for getting your money’s worth? In a sewing world where a single PDF sewing pattern can cost as much as 20 dollars each this book is a great value .

Whether you sew for only a boy or a girl, or both, you will be pleased to know that the boy designs are as well designed as the girls, and not an afterthought. The designs look to be wearable and fun everyday clothes, the types that kids will want to wear on a daily basis.

The patterns are sized for children ages 3 to 9.The simple lines have  ease for movement and the relaxed style will fit children of most frames.sewchickids2And those kids in the book are just so darned cute! Do those little girls have perms? …ha!sewchickids3Effortlessly chic, these designs are!  I love the styling here.sewchickids4While the book still has the easy to follow diagrams I love in Japanese pattern books, there are also in depth tips on things like sewing techniques, measuring, pattern alterations, and adding seam allowances. In short, this is a great book for any beginner as well as the more advanced sewist. The designs look like easy makes to me.IMG_4160

Would you like a copy?



Leave a comment letting me know if you have sewed with a Japanese Pattern book and if you have, which is your favorite? If you haven’t that’s OK just say you haven’t! You will still be entered with your comment.

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    • says

      I love this book.i just bought 2 months ago a summer patterns book from e bay called
      Tuniques, robes, yoshiko tsukiori..wonderful.can t wait to them for my shop where i make clothing and hand paint them..u can see on fb
      ” tshirt dipinte a mano personalizzabili”
      Bye from italy

  1. Laura Denlinger says

    I love the looks i see from japanese patterns but thought that trying to interpret would be impossible! So ive never used one… but would love to… thank ypu for the chance to win!

  2. Ashley T. says

    I’ve never sewn from a Japanese sewing book (mainly because they never looked like patterns I’d use), but this one looks great! 🙂

  3. Deana says

    I haven’t sewn with a Japanese pattern book.. yet. There are so many cute examples all over the web, I am itching to try one!

  4. Helen McIntosh says

    I’ve always been intimidated by the thought of Japanese sewing books and sewing for my children so I’ve never done either but this book makes it look easier than I’d thought – and those kids are so cute!

  5. says

    I have never sewed with a Japanese sewing pattern/book before. But, these patterns are adorable..
    I sew for a lot of needed children, so I love the simple/easy to fit all– patterns for children..
    thank you for a great giveaway..

  6. Susan Walls says

    I have deciphered some Japanese crochet patterns before and the garments were lovely but the translating was a bit much for me!

  7. Jennifer says

    I haven’t sewn with a Japanese pattern but they look like great designs. Ty

  8. Pam says

    I haven’t sewn with a Japanese pattern book yet, because I am a coward! lol
    I can’t wait to try! Hope I win!

  9. Nothy Lane says

    You know when I first saw the title to this post, I thought you had a book deal. Wouldn’t that be amazing? You are so down-to-earth, so creative and so inspiring. Someone has to give you a book deal !!!

    • Nothy Lane says

      PS, the book looks great but I have no kids to sew for, so count me out of this give-away. Good luck to everyone else though!

  10. cindy coven says

    How cute are the kids in this book. I have tried to sew a Japanese pattern. I would suggest you make a muslin first. They are deceptively simple. The max size is not really very big. So if you are older and larger, usually a size 18, you need to really “adjust” the pattern. The books I have are SWEET DRESS BOOK and SIMPLE MODERN SEWING. Also, using less than the best fabric makes what you sew look shoddy because of the simplicity. Good luck

  11. Lesley says

    I have not sewn with Japanese pattern books although I have looked at the m

  12. Virginia says

    Thanks for the opportunity to have something that’s on my wishlist! Haven’t used a Japanese pattern but would Love To.

  13. Suzanne McNally says

    I have never sewn using a Japanese book however I have looked at them! I must give them a go!

  14. Charlotte banks says

    No never 🙁 and my kids are 6&2 so would get a lot from this book:)

  15. Kris Willmarth says

    I just bought Femine Wardrobe (Super cute Japanese pattern book) and I’m so excited to see the dress on the front cover!!!! I got this shimmery pink linen for it! I almost got this book too, but I ran out of gift cards. I’d love to win! My kids (3 and one on the way) would be SO well dressed! Enter me in!

  16. Sam L says

    These are adorable! I have never sewn using a Japenese book. Would love to!!

  17. says

    I’ve never sewn using Japanese patterns, although I love their simple yet sophisticated lines. I think they fit adorably on kids, so I’m excited to try them if I will be lucky … Thank you for the great giveaway!!!

  18. says

    Never sewn with a Japanese pattern before. REALLY want to! Thanks for the great giveaway. LOVE this book!!!

  19. says

    This is my favorite sewing book! I have the Japanese version, and those boy shorts are the coolest pair I’ve ever sewn for my son. How fun that you are giving away and English copy!

  20. Jennifer Blackman says

    I have a Japanese sewing book from Tuttle but have yet to sew out of it. I am very excited for when I get to though. The clothes in it are awesome looking.