Thursday, July 30, 2009

An Amazing Array of Free Patterns

I have added two new links to my list on the right-hand side of the page. Kokka.Com and Otsukaya are Japanese sites that offer dozens of free sewing patterns for women's and children's clothes (and a few men's as well). All are clearly diagrammed and a knowledge of Japanese is not necessary (good thing, since my Japanese is limited to phrases like Neisan, biru o kudasai!).

On the Kokka site, just click on any of the photographs. The page that appears will have images of different sewing projects. Click on the images for the patterns.

The Otsukaya link will take you to a page with three columns in Japanese. Clicking on any of the boxes will take you to a pattern illustration and a .pdf to download.

Warning for my fellow Americans; you'll need to convert from metric. A tip of the topper and a big merci to the ladies at Japan Couture Adddicts for the links.