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My First Sewing Book (Cico Kidz) [Paperback]

Susan Akass
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Book Description

14 July 2011 Cico Kidz
Here are 35 brilliant projects that will help you learn how to sew. If you've never used a needle and thread before, don't worry - start with the Sewing Techniques section, which simply explains how to do every stitch. Then pick something to make from one of the four chapters. In the Toys chapter, you'll find juggling animals, sock monsters and rag dolls, while in Fashion Fun, there are gorgeous bags, hair accessories and more. Next, discover some brilliant Decorations - from hanging felt stars to pretty lavender bags. Finally, Great Gifts is packed with ideas, such as the finger puppet cards, felt egg cosies or the sausage dog draft excluder. All the instructions and cute step-by-step artworks are easy to follow; plus, each project has a grade so that you can start with easy sewing and move onto using more advanced stitches as you get better at it.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: CICO BOOKS (14 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907563717
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907563713
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 0.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Edited by Susan Akass who is the author of many popular reading scheme books and children's picture books. Susan is also a full-time primary school teacher. Projects by Emma Hardy, whose books include Green Crafts for Children, Sewing for Children, Cute and Easy Costumes for Kids and Making Children's Clothes (all CICO Books).

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant and cute 15 Oct 2011
By M
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I haven't made anything yet, but just looking through it I want to make it all. I have to admit I am an adult and am using this book for myself as my daughter is too young to have a go. But the projects look fun and easy and just as good for us grownups. I am going to make some things to go in stockings and to give as presents for Christmas.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars really useful book 28 April 2012
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I bought this book to get some useful ideas for a workshop for adults with learning disabilities and it has proved an absolute hit. The projects whilst being aimed at children whom, I think, would find lots of useful and attractive things relatively easily made, also introduce many basic skills which can be built on both for children and for the adults I deal with. We have made several of the projects and everyone has enjoyed them immensly- the cat bag is next on the list. At the moment everyone is digging out their old tee shirts and those odd socks that hang around waiting for a match that never comes and those, together with a few bits of odd craft felt are going to turn into sock people and funky tee shirt cushions. I think these could keep children (and me) happy during rainy days in the summer holidays. I highly recommend this little book - useful, well written and very well illustrated.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 22 May 2012
By Nick H
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I was really excited about this book as both my children (aged 6 & 4) love sewing and making things. Unfortunately I was very disappointed when it arrived as many of the projects have already been published before. There were very few that I hadn't already seen or made. However if you are fairly new to sewing things with your children and looking for a suitable book with a nice variety of projects then this could be for you. Personally I would recommend you buy Made By Me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars First sewing book 11 May 2014
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Bought as present for nine year old granddaughter with a sewing box to start making her own things she really liked
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5.0 out of 5 stars fab book for great ideas 5 Feb 2014
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great for projects that the youngster can get do on the own really easy to follow instruction and great for learning the skill of sewing
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brillisht 29 Jan 2014
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It was well laid out with easy step by step instructions great for beginners :-) lovely items to make :-)
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Good clear layout with a variety of projects using different materials and techniques
Only downside is the need to photocopy templates by 200% other books include them full size on paper inserts
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great projects 22 Dec 2013
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I bought this for my 10 year old daughter after she had first borrowed it from the school library. It has kept her fully occupied and she has produced some lovely items which she is very proud of. She was able to undertake these projects fairly independently which was also a great bonus!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Basics
I bought this book for me as I have just started sewing again after many years.Lots of ideas I can adapt
Published 8 months ago by jay4jolly
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous book
Bought this for inspirational ideas for children s 10 yr old sewing class. Beautifully set out, have made several items . Patterns and instructions accurate and easy to use.
Published 11 months ago by Mrs S J LEVER
4.0 out of 5 stars A good source of inspiration for do-at-home projects for kids
My First Sewing Book is ideal for children from age 7 upwards but I think that many of the 35 sewing projects are the type of activity that my daughter (nearly 5) and I could get... Read more
Published 11 months ago by jumbly
5.0 out of 5 stars My First Sewing Book
Simply a wonderful book and I love it.
Also the shipping was promt, fast and book safely and in a very nice nice condition. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Anette Plensou
3.0 out of 5 stars Quite nice
A nice book of ideas though not sure how many i will use with 6 year olds. Possibly better for older children.
Published 12 months ago by Ei
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
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Easy to follow instructions
good book to have around the house for those simple projects with your children
Published 12 months ago by GDCOLLISON
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely
Daughter loved the book, lots to make with lovely illustrations to help in making items, very cute and appealing to my 8 year old daughter.
Published 13 months ago by Tracey Hatten
5.0 out of 5 stars My first sewing book.
Excellent book with great ideas for young ones to explore and try. Granddaughter is inspired. Hoping to get her quilting and embroidering soon.
Published 14 months ago by Rose
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