Author And Japanese Pattern Designer Ruriko Yamada Releases New Book Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids

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Tuttle Publishing and author Ruriko Yamada is proud to announce the release of their new book Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids.

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Today's DIY generation loves to outfit their kids in stylish homemade clothes, and kids love clothes that feel good. Author and designer Ruriko Yamada draws from her own experiences as a mom to create designs and sewing patterns that are fun to wear, easy to make, and infused with covetable Japanese style in her new book Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids. Featuring easy-to-follow diagrams, Japanese sewing patterns in English, and simple instructions on how to make twenty super-comfy pieces for both boys and girls, Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids includes instructions for:

  •     Pin-tucked blouse
  •     Dress with flared sleeves
  •     Knee-length shorts
  •     Tiered skirt
  •     Boy's stand-up collar shirt Pull-over parka

Sewing for children has never been easier. With this book you'll whip up a fantastic, money-saving wardrobe in practically no time at all! Yamada provides four sizes of westernized patterns, each of which can easily be adjusted to fit children from three to nine years old. Simple lines give kids room to move, and the classic styles look good on any frame. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids is now available for purchase at bookstores or online.

About the Author

Ruriko Yamada is a graduate of Bunka Fukuso Gakuan (Bunka Fashion College). She worked as a pattern maker until launching her own online pattern store.

About Tuttle Publishing

Established in 1948 by Charles Egbert Tuttle Jr. in Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, Japan, Tuttle Publishing is the premier publisher of English language books on Asian culture. Today, Tuttle maintains an active offering of books on a wide range of topics, including Asian culture, Asian literature, Asian architecture, Eastern spirituality, gardening, cooking, martial arts, crafts, travel, health and wellness, and fine art for a worldwide audience. For more information, visit

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