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Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make Spiral-bound – November 27, 2010
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Since sewing schools are not as common nowadays, Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make offers the ability to learn the same skills they would teach at a sewing class all in a book. It also has the added plus that the book is always available to refer back to any time you need it. In Sewing School all the basics of sewing skills are taught with colorful photos, including pictures of real children and their completed works. The book has lots of white space and brief, clear text which makes it very easy to understand. The projects are very simple; it will surprise you how easy it is to make these twenty one projects. And as Grace, age 8, says, "You just need fabric, a needle and some thread."
The book starts with twelve lessons in Sewing School that teach important concepts like needle safety, facts about thread, buttons and fabric and several other tutorials. The rest of the book is separated by project type. The "Hug" area has instructions for making stuffed toys and other cuddly toys. The "Hold Things" section offers projects for wallets and totes, etc., which are great for boys to make also. For making gifts for friends and family, the "Give" chapter has several sweet ideas.Read more ›
Teaching kids to sew early is a great way to build confidence, improve fine motor skills, and encourage creativity. Sewing School is a fun, kid-tested, how-to-sew book for ages 5 and up, featuring 21 step-by-step projects to inspire young sewers to create useful, modern objects with minimal adult supervision. This is the perfect resource for families looking for low-cost activities that kids can do at home. Homeschoolers, summer camps, and after-school programs will also find that Sewing School gives children an outlet for their individuality while offering easy-to-understand instructions for confident crafting.
Sewing School starts with introductions of sewing kits, fabric, safety rules, threading, stitching, and patterns. Basic techniques for stuffing, casings, trim, embroidery, and buttons are introduced using step-by-step photos and simple text. One lesson, called Bring Your Project to Life, gives kids creative ideas for making items into their own with personalized embellishments.
The projects in Sewing School fit into six categories: Hug - for easy pillows, stuffies, and more; Hold It!Read more ›
Surprisingly, I found all of those things in this book! There is an introductory section for parents about how to teach sewing and how to approach the endeavor. Then, there are the basics of knots and hand sewing stitches. The pictures are simple and the directions below the pictures are concise and clear. From there, the book includes directions on how to make 21 sewing projects.
I wondered what these projects would be like. I was wonderfully surprised at what I found. Patterns and stuffing are introduced. Projects range from simple to more complex. There is even one for making a skirt using a sewing machine--on the most basic level! Honestly, that was just what I wanted. I was looking for a book that primarily focused on hand sewing with a little machine sewing towards the end so that I can introduce the kids to my sewing machine when it's time. The projects in this book are wonderful ideas for gifts that my girls will be able to make for others come next Christmas. I think the best age range for this book is 5-12 year olds. 5 years old may be a little young for this book, but if you take it slow, have patience and a needle threader, I think you'll be in good shape. 12 may seem a little old for this book, but if someone was starting off sewing that has never sewn before, I would start them with just these projects. The directions are clear and simple--and that's helpful no matter how old you are!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A gift for my granddaughters - who are into crafts at ages 6 and 8.Published 3 days ago by marionnorm
Was expecting more of a machine sewing book, possibly didn't read the description well enough.Published 3 days ago by Wise Woman
Great book! Easy instructions with nice picture's to for kids to understand, Mom's too!
It's great to have your kids choose their project and finish them with great pride and... Read more
I bought this as a Christmas gift for my 8yr old daughter and it has been really great for her. I taught her the basics of sewing and laid down the law that she had to finish a... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Fox Fairy
I am sure that it will serve my purposes of teaching young girls some sewing basics.Published 11 days ago by Janet S. Weaver
This is probably a good learning book for children. I got it to teach my grandchildren, they took off with it, and I have not seen it since.Published 14 days ago by rose thyme
My granddaughter is making things from the book. It is great that we can do things together that she thinks is fun but actually she is learning something she will use the rest of... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Lee Ann