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.Sew 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.And those kids in the book are just so darned cute! Do those little girls have perms? …ha!Effortlessly chic, these designs are! I love the styling here.While 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.
Would you like a copy?
GIVEAWAY CLOSES SUNDAY JAN 26
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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