My First Sewing Book: 35 easy and fun projects for children aged 7 years + (Cico Kidz) Paperback – 11 Aug 2011
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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. She is based in Bath. Projects by a number of successful craft authors, including Emma Hardy, Catherine Woram, Clare Youngs and Tessa Evelegh.
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It also provides useful tips such as building up stocks of ribbons from presents etc, using buttons from discarded clothes. It also suggests specific projects from re-using clothes such as T-Shirts and Cardigans.
My only reason for not giving 4 stars is that the patterns need to be photo-copied AND enlarged. This may not be possible for some people and providing a little folder in the back with paper patterns would have been better.
Every project has step-by-step instructions that I find easy to understand. Projects such as a simple felt bag in the shape of a cat, a sock monster or an egg cosy might be attemptable with a slightly younger child such as my daugher - in fact, we intend to make a Christmas Stocking together in the run up to Christmas as well as some very simple felt tree decorations which she can help me to cut and can add her own embroidery to as a first foray into the world of needlework.
I picture my daughter spending an entire school holiday at some point in the future working through lots of the projects in the book - for slightly more adventurous children there are instructions for making rag dolls and their clothes, a gardening bag or a lovely owl doorstop/cushion.
Lots of the projects involve recycling of fabric that you might already have around the house such as old t-shirts or fabric cut-offs. Most of the exercises use simple running stitches but some of the gifts and more decorative pieces involve more decorative stitches.
I think this is a great introduction to sewing, both for creating pieces but also for decorating them and I can't wait to get started with my two girls.
Only downside is the need to photocopy templates by 200% other books include them full size on paper inserts
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Can't wait to get started with my granddaughter on these projects. WonderfulPublished 16 months ago by MR ALAN FOSTER & MRS MARGARET FOSTER
Arrived promptly and was a gift and I am assured it was just as she wanted.Published 19 months ago by Julie Millar