In Japanese, kawaii means cute, adorable, or loveable, and arises from the need to have a little bit of child-like innocence and naivete in your life regardless of age or gender. Cuteness is a large part of Japanese culture, and kawaii has grown all over the world to inspire iconic characters that are eye-catching in their simplicity.
Author and seamstress Choly Knight has captured the essence of kawaii and turned it into 22 fun and simple sewing projects that appeal to everyone from teenagers to grandmothers. Though the easy-to-use, step-by-step 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. Organized from easiest to easy, and filled with techniques to add to your sewing arsenal, you’ll find instructions to sew accessories, simple clothing items, stuffed animal plushes, and great items to decorate a kids room. It is so easy to sew these awesome projects – all that’s needed is a sewing machine, some inexpensive fabric, and a few basic sewing tools. The hardest part will be deciding which project to start on first!