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Free Japanese Sewing Patterns –

March 26, 2012

Today’s free patterns come from one of my favourite Japanese fabric brands. Lecien Corporation  is a manufacturer of fabrics, handicrafts as well as ladies clothes and even lingerie. I’m sure most of us who sew will recognize their brand as a manufacturer, given that they produce so many pretty fabrics.

On their website, there is a hobby page with free patterns of bags, zakka items, quilt patterns and even embroidery patterns. Click here to view full list of free patterns. What’s interesting is that there are some garment patterns for adults and kids. But the pattern requires some construction as it is not possible for most of us to print out large size pattern paper. It takes a little work but it is a free pattern after all, so no pain no gain 🙂

Some of the patterns provided.

Quilt patterns!

Example of the pattern and the diagram to show how to construct the pattern. Note that the units are in cm!

That’s it for today! I will be posting my book reviews on Thursdays from now on due to a change in schedule.

Happy Sewing!


Free Japanese Sewing Patterns Links Free Patterns

Free Japanese Sewing Patterns – Studio Clip

February 13, 2012

Studio Clip is a company selling zakka and clothings. They have both an online store as well as physical stores in Japan. Today I discovered one of their blogs – which is a huge library of “how to make” patterns for zakka goods!

To date (it was last updated early Feb), there are 116 patterns available. The zakka goods include bags (all kinds and for both adults and kids), pouches, cozies, baby goods, placemats, aprons, tissue box covers… whatever you can think of!

Most of the site is in Japanese, and if you use Chrome or any browser which does auto-translate, it should be possible to understand the important points such as what supplies are needed and how much fabric to use. At the end of each post there will be a PDF file (look for the words “PDF” in the link. That will be the pattern you need. Below is an excerpt from one of the patterns. Most of the “how-to-make”s are in diagram form so it is pretty easy to understand.

So what are you waiting for? There are 116 projects to browse, lots of ideas for making your own zakka goods. Have fun!

Here’s the link!