Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make

December 10, 2013 - Comment

Kids everywhere discovering the wonder and joy found in simple needle and thread. And while sewing offers lots of benefits for children — it nurtures creativity, cognitive ability, coordination, and confidence and is a skill they’ll use their whole lives — kids know that it’s just plain fun. Authors Amie Petronis Plumley and Andria Lisle

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Kids everywhere discovering the wonder and joy found in simple needle and thread. And while sewing offers lots of benefits for children — it nurtures creativity, cognitive ability, coordination, and confidence and is a skill they’ll use their whole lives — kids know that it’s just plain fun.

Authors Amie Petronis Plumley and Andria Lisle teach a sewing camp in Tennessee that has earned praise from delighted children and parents. When families clamored for more, Plumley and Lisle launched a blog, sewingschool.blogspot.com, to rave reviews. Now, they’ve channeled the best of their children’s sewing projects into this lively, how-to sew book for ages five and up.

Featuring 21 inspired projects for young sewers, Sewing School allows kids to create fabric masterpieces with minimal supervision. All projects have been kid-tested, most can be made using simple hand stitches, and all can be embellished with personal touches. To further inspire young crafters, the book is full of photos and quotes from real boys and girls who have participated in the authors’ sewing camp.

 

Projects include items that children can hug (pillows, doll, blanket), hold (wallet, tote, drawstring pouch), give as gifts (coasters, glasses case, pot holder), and wear (sleep mask, hat, cuffs). Each project features step-by-step instructions written at a second-grade reading level, a close-up photo of every step, and a photo of the finished project. The book includes full-sized cutout patterns and instructions for how grown-ups can help.

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BeachBrights "beachbrights blogspot" says:

[…] I love books that teach kids and I love books that make kids WANT to learn! This is an excellent “step-by-step” sewing book for kids. My 7 yr old son loved it :)XOXO

CuteEverything says:

All you need in one book! I grew up sewing, starting with classes when I was eleven and continuing taking them throughout high school. It was such a enjoyable creative pursuit for me, and really built my confidence knowing that I could take a piece of fabric that I had chosen and turn it into a dress that I could wear and feel proud of. I think sewing is a wonderful skill for any child, boy or girl, to feel accomplished as well as being able to make useful and fun items for themselves and their friends and family.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…

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