Japanese Sewing Pattern Reviews

Video book review: Quick Cosplay Costume Sewing Pattern Book

Here's a video review of Quick Cosplay, a sewing pattern book full of Cosplay costumes! One of the best selling and highest rated in the Cosplay genre on Amazon Japan, Quick Cosplay has a wide range of costume patterns. The books begins with a basic sewing tutorial, and then showcases Japanese school uniforms, Lolita style dresses and traditional Japanese clothing.

Video book review: Stylish Party Dresses Japanese Sewing Patterns

Party wear and formal occasions are a great reason to get sewing. There are many casual sewing pattern books out there, so it's great to see designs specifically for those times you need to get dressed up!

Video book review: Stylish Skirts Japanese Sewing Patterns

Skirts, skirts and more skirts! If you consider yourself a skirt person (instead of jeans or pants), this sewing pattern book is for you. Consisting of 23 different skirt designs, the book claims to have something to flatter every figure. From gathered skirts, to A-line, pleated and tiered, you'll find all types of skirts in one, concise sewing pattern book.

Video book review: Basic Black Japanese Sewing Patterns

Basic Black is a Japanese sewing pattern book all about making clothing from black fabric. The author has selected garments which are enhanced by the simplicity of the color black. Here's a video review taking a look inside this book. If you are after conservative, classic pieces for your wardrobe, this might just be the book for you.

Video book review: Happy Homemade Sew Chic Kids

Here's a video review taking a look inside a fantastic kids' clothing sewing book, Sew Chic Kids. It's full of timeless, basic pieces - perfect for play clothes!

Video book review: Wrapped in Tenderness 2 (Fashion Sewing with Gauze)

This Japanese sewing pattern books is the second in the "wrapped in tenderness" series. We had a look inside the first book here.

Video book review: Stylish Dress Book - Wear with Freedom

Stylish Dress Book is the book that really fuelled the popularity of Japanese sewing pattern books internationally. Even though the original Japanese version was published back in 2008, Stylish Dress Book remains extremely...well, stylish!

Video Book Review - Happy Homemade Sew Chic

Yoshiko is the author behind the extremely popular Stylish Dress Book series. It’s nice to see her books slowly being translated to English, using Western sizing.

Wrapped in Tenderness (Fashion Sewing with Gauze)

The author of this Japanese sewing book is the designer behind the Japanese fashion brand, inner-child. This brand centres its designs on gauze fabric, making the most of its breathability and softness.

A Sunny Spot: Everyday Clothes for Girls

A Sunny Spot is a must have book if you have daughters or granddaughters! In Japanese, the book title actually translates to Everyday Clothes for Girls. The garments are casual and relaxed enough to wear as play clothes and to wear to school. Some outfits can also be dressed up to wear on a stylish day out.