Hello! My name is Choly Knight and I specialize in kawaii sewing patterns!
I’ve been sewing for more than 20 years, and my journey got started at a young age making my own clothes. I was always a bit of a nerd, so it’s little wonder that my new passion for sewing quickly evolved into cosplay. I still enjoy tinkering with it to this day, and my favorite part of the costume-making process was in designing casual wear. Anime artists put their characters in such unique and fun clothes, and I always thought “we should make it easy to wear these kinds of cute outfits every day!”
So in my college years I became a consistent anime convention vendor, where I sold handmade casual cosplay hoodies and accessories. When I branched out to selling online, I was discovered by Fox Chapel Publishing — who requested I write a book about the same adorable projects I was making! We worked together on various topics; kawaii goods, quilts, kids crafts, and even books for beginners. All those projects led me to build quite the stash of scrap fabrics. So I started a blog where I could share some of the projects I made with the leftovers, update people on new books I was working on, and design new patterns to practice for my next book.
Visitors offered up suggestions for new patterns, and I was more than happy to oblige! Which is how you’ll find my designs shifted from cute bags, wearables, and home décor, to mostly plush toys. And that leaves us where we are today! I’m absolutely thrilled that what started as a fun way for me to use up leftover fabric has become a useful resource for so many people. I hope you’ll continue to follow me on this journey as I keep designing, sewing, and learning!