Making Children’s Clothes Emma Hardy

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Expert seamstress Emma Hardy explains how to make beautiful and unique clothes for your children with these 25 simple and practical designs.

Make charming clothes for your children by combining a few easy-to-learn stitches with great fabrics and trims – choose from the different projects, including party frocks and pinafore dresses, simple shirts and elasticated trousers, sleepwear, and accessories such as hats, bibs, bootees and aprons. There are clothes for young boys and girls, toddlers and babies, all with full-size paper patterns provided. Packed with useful tips and sewing techniques, Making Children’s Clothes is a comprehensive guide to creating fantastic items that any child will love to wear.


My review 

Making Children’s clothes is a brilliant way of advancing your sewing skills without using up to much fabric.

Emma Hardy gives us 25 patterns for boys, girls and babies that are beautiful and easy to make.

The techniques are varied, from Smocks to Trousers, Pyjamas and Hats, all come with a visual and written instruction guide.  The projects all include a ‘what you need’ and a full sized, double sided, pattern sheet is also available in the back of the book. I always copy these patterns onto pattern paper in order to keep the original pristine for future use.

The garments are colourful, stylish and simple. Each can be made in your own choice of fabric, I think this will give them all a dress up or more casual feel.  You can also add your own embellishments for a more personal touch.

If you are a beginner, these patterns will be a challenge, but.. not impossible. Read the instructions before you begin and you will have no problem.

A beautiful project book and one that you will use time and time again.



The projects are gorgeous and the instructions are easy to follow


About the Author 

Emma Hardy is a keen gardener, with an RHS level 2 certificate in Horticulture. She has gardened on an allotment for several years and is currently creating an urban garden with fruit, vegetables and as many plants as it is possible to squeeze into a small space. She loves planning and creating gardens, but most of all she enjoys getting her hands dirty, and just pottering. Emma’s previous books include Teeny Tiny Gardening, The Urban Wildlife Gardener and Green Crafts for Children, all published by CICO Books.





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