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Free Japanese Sewing Patterns Link – Christmas Gift and Ornaments

November 26, 2013

It’s exactly one month to Christmas! If you have not started decorating or preparing gifts yet, here are some free Japanese patterns & tutorials that I have found online that may inspire you. Most of these include step by step photographs and tutorials. Just click on the links are below each set of images.

1. Fabric christmas tree 

2. Fabric Christmas Wreath

3. Red Toadstool Hobby Circle Bag

4. Heartshape Christmas Ornaments

5. Patchwork Stockings

6. Yoyo quilt Christmas Tree

 7. Papercraft – Christmas Tree Ornaments

8. Christmas Wreath Ornament made using Finger knitting 

9. Free Printable Advent Calendar

 Happy sewing/crafting!

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Free Japanese Sewing Patterns – Pandora House (update)

November 8, 2013

I need to have a better “filing” system for my blog posts. Now that I have been blogging for almost two years, I find it hard to keep track of what I have blogged and what I haven’t. I was reminded of this recently when one of my readers posted a comment telling me that a free pattern link is no longer available. The pattern is for the kitty fleece hat (see original post here). It was a timely reminder as I was start sewing for our winter holidays. So I searched the internet for a similar pattern and I found it!

There is a similar hat on the free pattern website of Pandora House. I last linked up to this site last year and have not visited it since, but there seems to be a number of new patterns added.

So first I will show you where to download the hat pattern. This is not exactly the same pattern but it is pretty similar to the one I posted previously. The instructions called for 1m of 1.4m wide boa(fur) fabric but you can use fleece or any other fabric you like. On the cutting diagram it seems as if 40cm is enough though. I leave it to you to judge for yourself if you really need to purchase 1m of fabric. To access the free pattern,
click here to go to the list of free patterns for autumn/winter. The hat pattern is the last one on this page. Click on the yellow button below the picture to download the PDF pattern.

I also spotted these bag patterns which look very familiar to Cath Kidston bags don’t you think? 😛 I do love the shape of the travel bag (top left) and the sports bag (bottom right) which, if I add on some detachable straps, will be a great carry on bag that I’m planning to make for my 9 year old.


Other than sewing patterns, there is also a full page of crochet and knitting patterns, including some very pretty crochet bags so be sure to check out this website of free sewing patterns once again!

Visit the free patterns of Pandora House now –
Sewing patterns page – Spring + Summer /  Autumn+Winter / 2011 patterns
Crochet/Knit – Spring+Summer / Autumn+Winter / 2011 patterns


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Free Japanese Sewing Patterns – Dr Cos

September 19, 2013

It’s been a while since I have posted any links to Free Japanese Sewing Patterns, and recently I have had some feedback that some of the links are no longer working. I am trying to find archived versions for those that have been already moved, but not all can be found. So what can I do? Find more new links to free patterns of course!

Today’s free pattern link is from a cosplay website. This site has lots of free patterns and the owner of the website has made lots of impressive costumes, which you can see in the Past Clothes link. This list of free patterns may come in useful for those of you getting into a bit of Halloween sewing. And despite the fact that the patterns are for cosplay, there are some basic patterns that can be useful for daily wear as well. There are free patterns for hats, shirts, skirts,dresses,gloves,vests etc. for both Ladies and Men.

Just an example of Dr Cos’s past work on the blog

On the free patterns page, the projects are listed in categories, but not all the patterns are available for download yet.
無料型紙ダウンロード mean free pattern download.
製作中 – means under construction
ダウンロード販売中 – means pattern for sale.

When you click on the pattern, you will see an overview of the completed garment with difficulty level stated below (the above is level 3. with levels from 1-20)

Under the costume diagram, you will find the list of the patterns for download. which looks something like this.

The patterns may be free, but they are certainly look professional, here’s a sample from one of their pieces!


Hope you like today’s free link! From this month onwards, I will be back to blogging twice a week. Monday’s blog post will be about Japanese sewing book/magazines. And Thursday’s post will rotate between Free pattern links, fabrics, translation requests and maybe more of my own free patterns/tutorials.




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Free Japanese Sewing Patterns – Seria

May 20, 2013

Today’s free pattern link is from an unexpected source. The website of a Japanese chain of 100 yen shops called Seria. If you are not familiar or have not been to one, 100 yen shops are shops where every single item in the shop is priced at 100yen (actually 105 yen after tax). It makes it really fun to shop you can tell exactly how much you are spending just by multiplying the number of items in your basket by 105 yen. Or, if it makes it easier, multiply by 100 yen and then add 5% to the total.

At the current rate exchange 105 yen is only SG$1.28! In Singapore the main 100 yen shop franchise is Daiso. But over here it is known as the $2 shop since every item is $2 instead. So things are more expensive here but nevertheless, you can get lots of unbelievable deals here. Especially stuff like zakka and sewing supplies, household items, stationery, kitchen items, interior decor, too many to name. I’ve been to Seria in Sapporo, and even though all the 100yen shops are similar in concept, the range of goods they offer do vary since some of the items are designed or produced exclusively for each chain. I personally go to the $2 Daiso shop here quite a lot. I can get made in Japan sewing machine thread, sewing notions, bits of lace, sewing labels, velcro, large pieces of felt, cute buttons, zips, bodkins, elastic and sometimes even mini sewing pattern books, all at $2 each! And that’s just some of the items from the sewing department.

Back to the topic of free patterns. On the Seria website, there is a handmade recipe page (レシピ [re-shi-pi from the English word “recipe”] here actually means patterns/how-to-make and not cooking recipes). The recipes are divided into categories on the main page, so just click on the thumbnails to browse through each category. There are many patterns to browse through and they are all free for download. Not just sewing patterns, but also crochet, decor related, paper related crafts etc. The photography is beautifully done and so are the patterns.



Now, this is how you navigate the site. From the main free recipe page –

Click on the category to browse
(Top row from left : Accessories / Interior / Knitted goods (includes crochet)
Middle row from left : Bags / Wrapping / Sweets Deco
Bottom row : Clothing+Accessories / Stationery / Wool Felt)

For each item, there will be a thumbnail as well as description, like the picture below

To download the patterns, just click on the brown button. A PDF file will open.

Here’s a sample of the PDF from one of the bag patterns. The actual size pattern is included on the pattern page. Instructions are in colored diagrams which makes it easy to identify which part of the bag it is. Very nicely done for a free pattern site.

Hope you will find today’s free pattern useful. You may not have a similar shop near you, but I bet with the free patterns and ideas you can come up with something cool of your own!

Is there a 100 yen shop near you? What are your favourite buys from them?


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Guest Post by Rin of Sew in Love

May 16, 2013

Today’s blog post is a guest post by Rin Gomura of Sew in Love. Rin is my very first guest blogger! I can’t remember how long ago it was when I started following her on twitter, and subsequently discovering her lovely blog, but I can tell you I was pretty excited when she emailed me and asked if she could share this wonderful translation with you guys. Remember this free pattern link I posted last February about Bee Factory? Rin helped to do a English translation for the “Granny” tote bag and is kindly sharing it with us. Do check out the other free patterns at Bee Factory as well as Rin’s blog Sew in Love. Which by the way, is having an exciting magazine giveaway!  Read on….

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