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Sew with Sara: PJs, Pillows, Bags & More--Fun Stuff to Keep, Give, Sell! Paperback – Bargain Price, June 16, 2009
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Even better, Sara takes the reader to the next level by sharing tips on how to build your business as a seamstress. That advice alone would be an additional book for most authors--not Sara. This information is priceless for anyone who has a passion to sew.
Thank you Sara and C&T Publishing. I love this book. I strongly encourage Sara's DVD as well.
Her target audience is teens and tweens who are interested in learning to sew and making money from their sewing. I am just old enough that the abbreviated chat style language is a wee bit annoying, but it is perfect for the younger set. The writing style is lively and the many photographs mixed with eye-catching graphics keep the reader's interest. She writes as if she is speaking directly to the reader and entries from her personal journal are sprinkled in which lends a very personal feel to the text.
The first several chapters address the tools necessary for sewing and provide a brief introduction into the basics of sewing. I like that she gives suggestions on how to economize by borrowing a machine or visiting thrift stores for fabric. She also stresses safety techniques and includes her personal experiences with sewing injuries. The later chapters of the book address the sewing projects and her ideas for making money with them. The projects include a cellphone/mp3 player cover, an apron, hair scrunchy, a tote bag and a top, among others.
I was very impressed by her chapter on business basics where she discusses how to improve sales by dressing up the sales booth, making fliers, and presenting oneself to clients. She also includes a checklist for party planning (hosting pajama parties is one of her suggestions for making money).Read more ›
2) sara is thorough and explains things well..so this book is GREAT for a beginner!
3) her personality is very cool, she's not overbearing in her descriptions.
I would say this is a must-have book for tweens, or beginners who like to take things very slow.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this book, will be using this to help my grand daughters to get ideas and learn to sew. ThanksPublished on May 16, 2014 by Maria R. Norris
I bought this to teach a course in sewing to kids! It is a great book. Sewing is a great hobby. This book can help kids be creative.Published on January 17, 2014 by Sandra k Schultz
I have been sewing since I was a teen and I wish I had this book as a resource then. Sew with Sara is one of the most refreshing beginner sewing books I have read in a long time. Read morePublished on August 17, 2011 by J. Lanaux