KwikSew Tween Sized Patterns: A Review
KwikSew has a broad selection of tween sized swimwear, gymnastics, and dance wear patterns; as well as pajamas. (I’m focusing on every day wear for this round up; but if you need sportswear or jammas, KwikSew is for you!)
I love the instructions on KwikSew patterns. I haven’t used a ton of them, so I could be wrong; but it seems like they are easier to follow than some of the other commercial patterns.
They’re printed on bright, white paper with nice thick ink. They are easy to see and read.
KwikSew tween sized patterns range from size 4/5 to 10/12. They they aren’t really designed for tweens; but sized up from little kid designs. So they have a younger feel that doesn’t always appeal to tweens.
I hesitate to call them tween sized at all. The enormous children in my family all wear a clothing size that’s bigger than their age. Our kids are Sasquatch. But I know that lots of 12 year olds wear size 10’s.
They never seem to go on sale. (At least where I shop.)
They lack the trendier details like some of the patterns I showed you in my McCalls Tween Pattern Roundup.
Here are Some KwikSew Tween Sized Patterns That Don’t Totally Suck
KwikSew 3499 Pleated tank and skirt
This is a cute basic tank that will be worn a lot.
KwikSew 3674 short sleeved ruffled dress
I thought this dress was worth mentioning because there are no buttons or zippers. It’s elasticized and pulls over the head. I know a lot of people get hung up on closures, and I’ll enable you:) In my Tween Sewing Survival Guide, I list some techniques you must have to successfully sew a tween wardrobe. This dress requires none of them!
KwikSew , Long sleeved tee with skirted waist
This one has a younger feel, but will be cozy and comfy.
KwikSew 3862 Sleeveless a-line with ruffle option
A real basic shape, and a quick sew. An a-line dress can be made to suit any personality.
KwikSew 3818 Double breasted jacket with length variations, hood or collar
This one’s just cute:)
KwikSew 3773 Sweatpants and hoodie with pocket
Everyone loves sweatpants.
KwikSew 3498 Yoga Pants, 2 waistband variations
Everyone loves yoga pants.