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Review – Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make

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First of all, let me start off by saying that I do not usually read “how-to” books. However, when a good friend of mine Crystal over at Sew Good Reviews  asked me to read it, I could not say no. Out of politeness, I read Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make.  I was expecting a book of sewing patterns that are often very complicated and confusing. But after reading the first few pages, I realized how wrong I was.

This book does not just offer a step-by-step list of instructions on how to sew a stuffed animal. That book has that but it offers a whole lot more. The book starts off with an introductory section that is address to parents. The introduction tells parents how they should teach sewing to their little ones. After the introductory section, the book gives pictures of the most basic knots and stitches. The pictures are clear and easy to understand. Once you master the basic knots and stitches, you can then move on to a sewing pattern.

What I love about this book is that the patterns are very simple. It is perfect for any child, or even adult, who knows nothing about sewing. It is the perfect start to any sewing novice. Many of the patterns introduced in the book requires no or little use of a sewing machine. Many of the patterns requires very basic hand stitching maneuvers.

Another thing that I love about this book is that it does not just offer sewing patterns. The book provides twelve lessons that introduces concepts such as needle safety, facts about fabric, and other important fundamental tips. The book strives to not just show kids how to make things but to do it in a safe manner.

The book also makes sewing fun for kids by breaking the different sections into a “hug” or “hold” section. The “hug” section has patterns that kids can make that they can hold, such as stuffed animals. The “hold” section has projects that kids can hold, such as wallets and bags. There is also a “wear” section if your child is interested in making her own clothes.

All in all, this is the perfect book if you have a child or know a child who is interested in learning how to sew. This book not only has sewing patterns but tips and tricks on the fundamentals of sewing. Kids (and their parents) who read this book will have a newfound appreciation for the art of sewing.

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