I didn’t post last week as it was school holidays. Holidays for the kids, but extra busy time for Mum Strangely though, I did have more time to sew. Somehow the kids are happier seeing my sewing (stuff for them) then working on the computer. So it was rather productive last week. I even bought two new Japanese sewing books (for myself) and even completed a shirt except that I could not find 8 matching buttons to go with it so now it’s still incomplete. I will be reviewing one of the new books I bought on Wednesday. Hopefully I will be able to get the buttons on by then and take some pics!
Anyway, for todays’ free pattern. It was another discovery while surfing for something else. Sewing Machines to be exact. It’s not the same as sewing books where you can just keep buying and hoarding, for good sewing machines are pretty expensive. I started with a Brother and now I’m using a Janome. Both Japanese brands I think. Have you heard of Juki machines? Well, now you have! And what’s even better, they have free patterns for download!
The patterns are mainly for zakka items and small handmade goods.
What I really like about the instructions are its clear step by step photographs/diagrams. No translation or guessing needed!
Example of one of the newer patterns. Some of the other patterns are in diagrams, not all of them have such detailed photographs but they are still quite easy to understand.
Visit the patterns page here http://www.juki.co.jp/household_ja/h_make/index.html