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Unread 08-02-2007, 07:16 PM   #1
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Talking Free Patterns and tutorials

I thought it would be a good idea if we had a unique thread for free patterns and tutorials.
I tried hard to find patterns/instructions for the most requested items, like hakama, kimono and traditional japanese clothing.

Sewing tutorials:

Leena's pattern drafting and sewing tutorials:

Making Your Own Patterns From Existing Clothing

Free Burda patterns:,1333669,enEN.html

Free simplicity pattern download:
click on the pop up window when the page is loaded

tutorials to make a pleated skirt:

Sailor Fuku uniform (japanese):

Free kimono pattern + other patterns (japanese):

Free hakama, kimono and karinigu construction (japanese) :
(child size)

Excellent japanese sites with lots of tutorials:

Lots of sewing patterns: yukata, tops, skirt, pants etc(japanese)

Anne Liese's Fibers and stuff japanese clothing:

karinigu and hakama (for dolls will need some adjustements):

How to wear a karinigu:

Hats and accessories (japanese):

Blog of a japanese cosplayer with tutorials.

Wa-Loli Tutorials:

Wa loli pattern(japanese):

Wa loli sleeve construction(japanese):

Here's another one, join the jinbei pattern with a circular skirt:
(jinbei pattern)
(jinbei construction)

Petticoat tutorial(japanese):

Petticoat tutorial(english):

Apron tutorial(japanese):

Circular skirt(japanese):

Miko style pleated skirt(japanese):

Cute animal ears tutorial(japanese):

Tabi socks(japanese):

PITA TEN blouse pattern(japanese):

Final Fantasy 12 Ashelia:

Trinity Blood costume pattern(japanese):

ARIA dress(japanese):

unidentified costume(japanese):

Crimson-Shell costume(japanese):

Bias tape tutorial(japanese):

Coat pattern(japanese):

Lord of the ring cloak pattern and construction(japanese):

Wings tutorial

Naruto cosplay tutorials by Chibi-kun

Cosplay tips:

Bloomers tutorials:

goth loli skirt tutorial:

Empire style dress construction:

Edwardian jacket instruction:

1940's padded Dress construction:

Victorian dress construction:

Easy dress pattern(French):

Bonnet Pattern:

Himegyaru hair tutorial:

Cutsew blouse:

Super Easy Skirt Tutorial:

How to make a Tiered Skirt:

Garter Belt Tutorial:

Wa loli dress

Sailor collar pattern:

Kimono and hakama pattern:

Free pants patterns:

Anyone got interesting links to share?

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Unread 08-03-2007, 12:28 AM   #2
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All kinds of great tips at Sarcasm-Hime's links page...

How To Make A Hakama Pattern and instructions by yours truly. ^_^

How To Tie An Obi Instructions and pictures.

Tips for Making Accessories My primer on materials and techniques.

Wearing Wigs Got long hair but want to wear a wig?

Tips for Building Mascots When you want to be big and furry...

Tips for Making Prop Swords Instructions and tool suggestions.

Bootcovers Made Simple How to make custom covers for shoes and boots.

Plus she has good links to other sites for costume help
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Unread 08-03-2007, 01:19 PM   #3
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Nice Sailor Senshi outfit pattern/guide I'm using on Lynleigh's site, here:
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Unread 07-24-2008, 07:45 PM   #4
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general Bleach costume - how i learned to make Hakama

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Unread 06-06-2009, 03:22 AM   #5
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I had one site on free sewing patterns that will helps you for get some craft idea and patterns. I made many items using this site. It gives you free helps for all kind for art and crafts. I love to visit that site often and often it's eye catching!
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Unread 01-07-2010, 07:31 PM   #6
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^ It has an awsome in-depth describtion of how to make your own hakama
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Unread 01-08-2010, 01:39 AM   #7
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Does this count?
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Unread 04-02-2010, 02:08 AM   #8
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These outfits are really very good and less expensive....
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Unread 04-02-2010, 11:12 AM   #9
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Purpleduckie has made an awesome listing of a ton of tutorials all in one place.

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Unread 04-05-2010, 08:36 AM   #10
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This thread should be stickied!
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Unread 07-17-2010, 08:21 PM   #11
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i found another petticoat tutorial, this ones very easy to follow
If at first you dont succeed. . . try, try again.
After the third try you can throw your sewing machine out the window.

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Unread 07-18-2010, 03:58 AM   #12
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looks like you went through a lot of work to hunt all these down! Thanks so much! <3
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Unread 07-26-2010, 05:51 PM   #13
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Thanks so much for all of these. They really help!!!
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Unread 08-07-2010, 11:32 PM   #14
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Just fyi, the 'unidentified costume' appears to be a pattern for a costume of Date Masamune from one of the Sengoku Basara games. pic
I'm the official Kushana cosplayer of The Ghibli Girls.

I'm also an admin over at Real Women of Gaming.
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Unread 08-09-2010, 12:27 PM   #15
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Oh wow, you're a life saver! Thank you for posting this! It helped me out so much
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