Pattern Making for Kids' Clothes: All You Need to Know about Designing, Adapting, and Customizing Sewing Patterns for Children's Clothing

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Sure, there is plenty of affordable children's clothing to be found at retailers today, but the quality of those mass-produced garments can be questionable. Finding durable, well-made kids clothing can be expensive, especially when the kids are growing like weeds! No wonder more and more parents are opting to dress their children in high-quality, original pieces they've made themselves.

For those looking to get started sewing their own kid's clothes, or who are expanding on ...

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Overview


Sure, there is plenty of affordable children's clothing to be found at retailers today, but the quality of those mass-produced garments can be questionable. Finding durable, well-made kids clothing can be expensive, especially when the kids are growing like weeds! No wonder more and more parents are opting to dress their children in high-quality, original pieces they've made themselves.

For those looking to get started sewing their own kid's clothes, or who are expanding on their current skills, Pattern Making for Kids' Clothes is the place to begin. Inside, readers will find everything they need for creating, using, and adapting patterns for kids' clothes:

  • Illustrated, step-by-step techniques specific to kids' clothes
  • Valuable insider tips from professional pattern designers
  • Handy QR codes linking to downloadable pattern templates
  • Instructions for making patterns from scratch and customizing existing patterns
  • Advice from the pros on marketing your creations

With straightforward language and easy-to-follow instructions, Pattern Making for Kids' Clothes will be the sewing parent's go-to guide for everything from rompers and dresses to jackets, pants, and more! More than 300 full-color instructional and inspirational images throughout.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
09/01/2014
Crim (Essential Sewing Reference Tool) is the blogger behind "The Scientific Seamstress" and a designer for the popular indie pattern company Sis Boom. This collection, which includes 12 ready-to-print patterns, focuses on adapting and customizing basic patterns for children's clothes. Each pattern can be sewn as is, or can be modified for fit or style using one of the numerous adaptations provided. Step-by-step drafting instructions are provided for each adaptation, taking sewists through the steps of drafting a custom pattern based on specific measurements. These drafting instructions, combined with the pattern blocks, provide a veritable wardrobe of custom garments to suit a variety of tastes and styles. A brief section at the end of the book describes best practices for taking homemade patterns and preparing them for commercial sale, including photography, promotion, and testing. VERDICT Experienced sewists will find clear, easy-to-follow directions for customizing patterns for a variety of children's garments, and enough information to get started with modifying pattern blocks. This isn't a how-to-sew guide, and beginners looking for basic directions may want to start with Nancy Langdon and Sabine Pollehn's Sewing Clothes Kids Love.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438003863
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2014
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 475,860
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


East coast-based seamstress and pattern maker Carla Hegeman Crim is the author behind the popular blog "The Sewing Seamstress", where she markets and sells her own line of kid's clothing patterns.
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