Pigeon is a big baby products brand in Japan. It is very popular in Singapore as well. When my babies were little, we used alot of Pigeon stuff, from baby wipes to teething rings, even my favorite nail clipper is actually a Pigeon baby nail clipper.
I had some questions from readers about baby patterns, so I thought I would make a search for some free baby sewing patterns. And I found them in Pigeon’s Japanese website! The problem is, if you go to the main home page, it is impossible to find the link to the free patterns because it is so full of all information. I actually discovered this through a list of links from another website.
Some of the projects you can make from this website. There are only 11 projects altogether, but what I like is that they have downloadable PDF templates and easy to follow diagrams. Most of the projects are quite manageable with hand sewing if you don’t have a machine, since they are tiny (and so cute!)
This is what you will see when you click on the link to the free patterns page. http://pigeon.info/advice/category.cgi?category_id=276
Yes, there are no pictures, I would never guess that it is a list of free patterns. But to see what projects are available, click on the thumbnail below for the English translations. If you have Google translate on your browser, it will automatically translate them for you. The translations are quite alright this time except for one or two strange sounding ones, but generally you get the idea what the idea is about.
Here is an example of the “how-to-make” from a jacket+pants set. Love the hand drawn illustrations 🙂
Some of the patterns (for example the scarf) do not require templates since it is just a straight rectangle. For those that require tracing of patterns, the patterns look like this.
Make this for your baby! Or for a friend expecting one 🙂 Happy Sewing!