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Video book review: Happy Homemade Sew Chic Kids

27 Mar 2015
Author Language Genre Sizing
Ruriko Yamada English Kids casual clothing Height 100cm (39") to 130cm (51")

List of Garments (20 in total)

  • Tops x 5
  • Skirts x 1
  • Dresses x 6
  • Outerwear x 1
  • Shorts / Pants x 5
  • Other x 2

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!

The sizing in Japan for children uses height. Having a look at average kids’ heights in the US, this book would be suitable from 3 year olds to 8 year olds.

Big thanks to Tuttle Books for sending me this wonderful book to review!


The video review shows you some of my favorite designs from this book. You’ll notice that the majority of the designs in the book are for girls. I guess only girls get to wear dresses! There are however, some fantastic unisex tops and shorts to complement the handful of boys designs. You can always get creative with different fabrics (cotton, chambray, linen, etc) to make a great wardrobe for boys too!

Author: Rin Gomura-Elkan

Rin is a sewing lover living in laid-back Australia. Born in Japan, she has a passion for making Japanese crafts accessible to a worldwide audience. She helps women live a more creative and meaningful life on her blog, sewinlove.com.au