is a book that makes learning to use a sewing machine great
fun even for the youngest child. With plenty of games and
activities to help them get to grips with even the more complex
tasks fast, this book is a sure-fire winner - no wonder this
is the second edition!
I wish this book had been around when I learned to sew. It
is filled with colorful child-friendly activities making ordinary
things, like identifying sewing machine parts, sewing around
complex shapes, safety rules and more, fun. There are lots
of projects too from making greetings cards and Christmas
tree decorations to wallets, appliqué motifs, bags,
and a soft toy burger! A panel of young stitchers aged 7-17
have suggested and tested out everything, so you can be sure
that it hasn't just been dreamed up by experienced adults.
Techniques covered include sewing on paper as well as fabric,
working with patterns, using fusible web and freezer paper,
pressing, filling and looking after the machine. I particularly
like the way the book has been laid out, with good-sized print,
colorful diagrams and some amusing cartoons as well as puzzles,
check lists and photographs of finished items. Laid out in
this way, everything looks fun and do-able, not too daunting
and has a purpose once made up. Another point in the book's
favor is that the items to make are not "girly".
This is a book a boy can enjoy using too with monsters, an
owl, peace sign, Christmas shapes and more, all being very
unisex. A winner all round!
If you cannot find a good range of sewing materials locally,
visit http://www.searchpress.com for a list of suppliers.