Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids

Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids : 20 Designs That are Fun and Unique-Just Like Your Kid!

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Sew stylish clothes for your children with this enjoyable sewing book.

Today's DIY sewing generation loves to outfit their kids in stylish homemade clothes, and kids love clothes that feel good. Designer Ruriko Yamada draws from her own experiences as a mom to create designs and sewing patterns that are fun to wear, easy to make and infused with covetable Japanese style. A wide range of sewing designs are covered from -tops and shorts for boys and girls, girls' dresses, and unisex pieces. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids features easy-to-follow diagrams, Japanese sewing patterns in English, and simple instructions on how to make twenty super-comfy pieces for both boys and girls.

Sewing patterns include:

Pin-Tucked Blouse
Dress with Flared Sleeves
Knee-Length Shorts
Tiered Skirt
Boy's Stand-Up Collar Shirt
Pull-Over Parka

Yamada provides four sizes of westernized patterns, each of which can easily be adjusted to fit children from three to nine years old. Simple lines give kids room to move, and the classic styles look good on any frame. Sewing for children has never been easier. With Happy Homemade, you'll whip up a fantastic, money-saving wardrobe in practically no time at all!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 10.16mm | 340g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 20 full-page photos, 20 sets of diagrams, 4 pull-out pattern sheets for 20 patterns
  • 4805312866
  • 9784805312865
  • 22,930

Table of contents

Patterns included:
A-Dress with frilled shoulders
B-Dress with square neckline
C-Ribbon-tied blouse
D-Flared shorts
E-Smock dress
F-Tiered dress
G-Tiered blouse
H-Pin-tucked blouse
I-Rolled-up shorts
J-V-necked dress
K-Dress with flared sleeves
L-Knee-length shorts
M-Shorts with back pockets
N-Front-buttoned smock
O-Wide-leg pants
P-Tiered skirt
Q-Boy's stand-up collar shirt
S-Pull-over parka
T-Boy's shirt
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Review quote

"If you want to make quick and simple play clothes for your kids, then this book is just the thing!" -Sew-In-Love blog "For anyone who has previously used the Japanese language sewing pattern books, you are in for such a treat! Now, instead of skipping over the Japanese symbols, just admiring the beautifully taken photographs, and then turning to the diagrams and illustrations, you will have the pleasure of being able to easily read all the important and fun details that give character to a book." -Sewn By Angela blog "My daughter loves her very first Happy Homemade Gudrun Sjoden fabric dress!" -IvyArch blog "If you are a mom with a sewing machine, Sew Chic Kids is the perfect book for you." -Liz Abderholden, Editor of FaveCrafts.com blog "Some seriously pretty smock tops and dresses, in fact." -TillyandtheButtons.com blog "[...] I've had this book for a couple years in Japanese already. I knew I could wholeheartedly recommend it without even reading the translated version, but I couldn't have imagined how much more I like it now that I can read the words inside!" -OneGirlCircus.com blog "Happy Homemade patterns are my go to for pajamas, hoodies, pants, and tops. Without a doubt it is my most used pattern book." -ElsieMarley.com blog "The best thing about Sew Chic for Kids is that I love pretty much every pattern in it." -Very Shannon blog
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About Ruriko Yamada

Ruriko Yamada is a graduate of Bunka Fukuso Gakuan (Bunka Fashion College). She worked as a pattern maker until launching her own online pattern store. Her designs and pattern creations are drawn from her real-life experiences as a mother.
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4 28% (9)
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