Ebook: How to Sew Japanese Sewing Patterns

Everything you need to sew your first Japanese sewing pattern.

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Video book review: Basic Black Japanese Sewing Patterns

19 Jun 2015
Author Language Genre Sizing
Sato Watanabe English Womens casual clothing US Sizes - XS, S, M & L

List of Garments (26 in total)

  • Tops x7
  • Skirts x2
  • Dresses x9
  • Outerwear x5
  • Vest x3

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.


You could win a copy of Basic Black! Watch the video to find out more. Competition ends on 30 June 2015.

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. My top picks are the classic button down shirts, because they would work in black as well as any color you like. You can never have too many cotton shirts!

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