Sorry for the late post. Today’s free pattern is from るんるんソーイング (Run Run sewing) http://sew-ing.com and it contains free patterns for babies, kids, adults, accessories, bags and even zakka! The homepage contains the list of projects and even though there are very few pictures on the homepage, you can use a browser translation tool to view the projects. There is also an English page, http://sew-ing.com/make/, and the projects linked from the English page also have translations in English!
Anybody needs a mermaid tail for Halloween? This is a rea life size tail – 180cm long. Scales are sewn on individually!
Most of the patterns are made out of simple geometric shapes (this one above is for a sweater – the one on the top right of the first picture)
Most of the instructions come with step by step pictures like this.
The website may not look like much at first glance because the home page is mainly text and very few pictures., but dig around and you can find lots of cute projects here. Happy Sewing! 🙂
What do you do with the excess fabric leftover from your sewing projects? I keep my small pieces usually for doing test runs before actual sewing or serging, and at other times I make dresses for my kids’ dolls. But I always seem to be accumulating bags and bags of scrap fabrics. Faster than I can think of what to do with them.
I’ve had this book for a couple of years now, recently re-discovered it while looking for a pattern for a mobile phone case. The title of today’s book review is 余り布で作れるこもの which means Small things you can make with excess fabric. There are 110 projects packed in this book!
I’ve been doing alot of sewing this weekend, in preparation for my daughter’s birthday party next weekend. I had a lot of IKEA fabric leftover from my fabric stash. Bright colorful animal print that I really wouldn’t use in the house, so I used it to make goody bags! I found a site with free patterns for bags, pouches, tissue pouch, school totes. What I really like about her projects is that she uses the nicest fabrics. And the finished product is photographed so beautifully.
The navigation is a little tricky though, there seems to be two different sections
The first is called free sewing recipes and it includes some tutorials on basic techniques http://nunotoiro.web.fc2.com/tutorial.html
And the second section is a Back to school sewing special – http://nunotoiro.web.fc2.com/kinchaku2.html
I love how clear the instructions are, and the photos are beautifully taken. For some of the patterns, she shows us how to vary the fabrics for different looks. And I love the fact she uses liberty fabrics! Very pretty!
Oh, and look out for a new feature on Japanese fabrics starting on Wednesday!
This post was due yesterday but I was caught up with a little project. Those of you who follow me on Facebook may have seen a youtube bag making video that I posted a few days ago. That project is from this book, and after watching the video I was inspired to actually get started on it!
This book is called Kurai Muki’s Basic Bag Making. I bought this book while on holiday in Japan from the fabric shop Kanariya. It was sitting on the Top 10 Ranking table at the craft book section. I love Kurai Muki’s books. She has written many books on sewing, including clothes for adults and children. You can see the whole list of books written by her on her website. (The website is in frames so you need to click on the third link on the left hand navigation bar.) I have also reviewed one of her books on girls dresses called Simple+One here.
Let’s have a look at what’s covered in this book.
I was searching for a handphone case pattern. I haven’t found one that I like yet, but I stumbled upon this site that made me want to make other things instead. 😛
The website is called indy*uneko http://uneko.at.webry.info/ and it is a blog by a lady about her handmade goods. She has a section on free patterns here .