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My First Sewing Book: Hand Sewing (My First Sewing Book Kit series) Paperback – September 1, 2011

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About the Author

Winky Cherry has been teaching children to sew for more than 40 years. She is the author of the My First Sewing Book series of kits, and a teaching manual and two DVDs based on The Winky Cherry System of Sewing. She believes that hand sewing rewards the child with a feeling of accomplishment and a completed project. Sewing is also a way to learn safety, sharing, decision-making, confidence, and patience. She uses rhymes because they make sewing rules fun and easy to remember. She lives in Tesuque, Arizona.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 11 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: My First Sewing Book Kit series
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Palmer/Pletsch Publishing; Second Edition, Second edition edition (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0935278850
  • ISBN-13: 978-0935278859
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 9.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Can't understand calling this book a "gimmick." The author obviously likes children, loves sewing, and spent a long time making friendly, instructive rhymes that small kids can read (and remember, and quote) and follow ON THEIR OWN. There's real value to a small book (I have the kit, and it's great) that teaches one thing very well, and establishes good sewing rules (clean work space, hands washed, put the needle back in the cushion immediately). It lays a good foundation, and that's worth a great deal.

It's very true this only teaches the blanket stitch, but this is a great stitch to learn first, as there's less finger pricking and a chance to develop some control. My children were really excited to make stuffed animals for their younger siblings. Both of them came to me separately and said, "I'm so proud I did this." Now they have the confidence to go on to the "My First Embroidery Book," which will help them learn other hand stitching, in preparation for quilt work later.

Didn't initially expect much, but this has been one of the best teaching aids I've purchased.
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This book is the first in an excellent series of books. Not only are the teaching methods sound, but children (and adults) will love the rhyme and the terms Ms. Cherry has developed. As my grandchildren approach age five, I will begin to teach them to sew with these books!
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My 5-year-old daughter and I just love this book! Very clear descriptions of all the steps needed to make simple stuffed animals/shapes. The kit is a great purchase...includes patterns that can be cut out for 30+ animals/shapes and materials to make two felt birds. We've made several and have shared this book with her friends while having sewing play dates. Big hit in our house.
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I read the review that stated this book is a gimmick...I think you all should know that is so far from the truth.

I have the whole series, as well as the teacher's guide. These lessons are perfect for using for your own child alone or for using in a classroom setting. This is an excellent curriculum that is certainly suitable for using in schools, in summmer camp and afterschool programs. I do advise purchasing the Teacher's Guide. This manual gives full detailed instructions on how to set up a business at home or travelling teaching children to sew. Ms. Winky Cherry provides copy-ready forms for use with your business! She covers every area immagineable regarding teaching children and running your own business doing so. She even gives you detailed instructions on how to prepare a presentation to pitch your business.

Each and every book in the series is very age appropriate. The hand sewing books are perfect for age 5 and up, and the machine sewing lessens are fantastic for ages 7 and up. You can use the books word for word or you can modify the content to fit your particular age group. I can't say enough about the Winky Cherry curriculum ~ it is really quite thorough and the kids love it.
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My five year old has been eager to learn to sew for some time now. This kit and book were perfect to get her started. I had to help her start the projects but she is able to sew with this method and is happily creating pillows for her baby dolls.
It is not something a five year old can do all by his or her self. They do need help from an adult. For us it was a great place to start.
Yes, the 2005 edition needed some editing (due to a few typing errors), but my daughter's joy made me over look all that.
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Several ladies and I just started a hand sewing class for kids in an after-school program at a local school. This book is an excellent resource for teachers, as well as students, for learning to sew the correct way. Instructions are clear, precise and easy to follow. The instructions are all presented in rhyme, which I choose not to do, but for those who want to, that option is available. I've sewn for 50 years but sewing experience is NOT necessary for you to be able to teach children. You will learn, too!
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By M. ray on December 4, 2013
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very simple book, very simple instructions and some materials included to get a youngster off to a great start hand sewing. many patterns included to inspire boys as well as girls. if you are a good sewer and just a little creative you might not need , you could do as well on your own. but as i have limited time with the grandkids, i felt it was well worth the money
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Cute rhyme to teach basics of sewing. Comes with cut outs for two felt birds and patterns to make more felt animals. Readable the back list of recommended supplies so your child is actually ready to sew before you give it to him/her. My 8-year-old son was able to make the birds, only asking for help with tying the knots.
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