is what you do on fabric, right? Well yes, but you can also
have fun stitching on paper. In fact, it is a great way for
children to learn how to use a sewing machine.
This is another book in the FunStitch Studio series on sewing
for tweenage and teenage girls. Like the others, this one
starts with the basics on what to buy and using a sewing machine,
and show how much fun you can have from crafting. The emphasis
is on pride in making something yourself, but at the same
time not being afraid to ask for help if needed. I love the
child-friendly approach which somehow never becomes patronizing,
but sounds like the type of teacher you wish you had had.
There is not too much introduction here, but mostly chapters
of themed projects which is how it ought to be with a practical
book ie doing rather than reading. Customize your room, make
gifts, organize school stuff and decorate for holidays. Projects
include jewelry, a greetings card, holiday decorations, bunting,
etc. Each project is colorful and easy to follow with a large
photo of the finished item, plenty of photographic stages
with short captions and a useful difficulty rating. If you
are wondering why the book is subtitled 22 Cheeky Pickle Sewing
Projects, this is the name of the author's company. This is
a great way to get girls into making things and discovering
that it can be fun.
If you cannot find a good range of papers and sewing materials
locally try http://www.searchpress.com
for a list of suppliers.