Thursday, December 22, 2011

Review: Sew Kawaii! by Choly Knight

Sew Kawaii! by Choly Knight
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Published: December 1, 2011
Pages: 160
Received: via NetGalley for review
BUY HERE: Amazon | Book Depository

Kawaii is the Japanese work for cute, adorable, or lovable. Cuteness is a large part of the Japanese culture from Hello Kitty, which emerged in the 1970s, to the cute mascots of today's banks and airlines. Kawaii arises from the need to have a little bit of child-like innocence and naivete in your life, regardless of age or gender. You'll see kawaii mascots for companies like Sanrio, San-x, Tokidoki, and even the Tokyo police force. Kawaii has grown all over the world to inspire cute, iconic characters that are eye-catching in their simplicity.
This book is packed with super-cute sewing projects that you'll actually want to make! Though the instructions are simple enough for a beginning seamstress to get dynamite results, more advanced sewers will be impressed by the variety of projects and the quality of construction. Easy-to-use step-by-step instructions, photos, and patterns guide you through the creation of 22 fun and simple sewing projects. Sidebars throughout the text wil fill you in on techniques to add to your sewing arsenal. Organized from easiest to easy, you'll find clear instructions to sew accessories, simple clothing items, stuffed animal plushes, and great items to decorate your room. You'll be surprised by how easy it is to sew these awesome projects - all that's needed is this book, a sewing machine, some inexpensive fabric, and a few other basic sewing tools. The hardest part will be deciding which project to start on first!
I have not been doing a lot of crafting lately, but I did get my very first sewing machine recently and I purchased a ton of fabric. This book has some really cute and fun projects that I would love to make for my sister, my baby nephew and my fiancees nieces. I'd love to try making these cute altered hoodies, hats and some scarfs - especially the zombie kitty hat, the vampire bunny scarf and the devil kitty hoodie.

There are tons of great tips, techniques and explanations in this book and the projects are seemingly easy to create. All of the patterns needed are in the back of the book and there are detailed instructions with full colour pictures to help guide you.Post Options

If you are looking for some fun, yet easy sewing crafts to do for gifts, this could be the book for you.

About the author:
Choly Knight is a young woman from Orlando, Florida, who's been crafting for as long as she can remember. She took up sewing at age 12 and knitting at 21. After going to college for English and Studio Art, she now enjoys trying to find numerous different ways to combine all of her passions of writing, fine art, and craft art. She's been a featured artist on Etsy, and travels to various anime festivals where she sells her work.

Find Choly's projects at her Etsy store here.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I read every comment and try to reply to them all. Thanks for visiting my little piece of the blogosphere.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...