Sewing School 2: Lessons in Machine Sewing; 20 Projects Kids Will Love to Make

Sewing School 2: Lessons in Machine Sewing; 20 Projects Kids Will Love to Make

by Amie Petronis Plumley, Andria Lisle
     
 

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For kids who have mastered hand sewing, machine sewing opens up exciting new possibilities! Sewing School 2 offers 20 creative projects designed for children ages 7 and up, including cloth pencil cases, purses, wall pockets, and even a fabric guitar. Illustrated step-by-step instructions show kids how to thread a sewing machine, select an appropriate stitch,

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For kids who have mastered hand sewing, machine sewing opens up exciting new possibilities! Sewing School 2 offers 20 creative projects designed for children ages 7 and up, including cloth pencil cases, purses, wall pockets, and even a fabric guitar. Illustrated step-by-step instructions show kids how to thread a sewing machine, select an appropriate stitch, and choose fabrics and patterns that evoke their own unique style. Suggestions for creative variations open up endless possibilities for kids to imaginatively personalize their fabric creations. 

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marti Pechnyo
Young sewers of both genders will enjoy this engaging trip into the rewarding and fun world of machine sewing. All that is required is some prior knowledge and experience with hand sewing. This reviewer has not read the authors' previous book on hand sewing, Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make. The first third of the book is dedicated to getting ready to sew: how to buy and set up the sewing machine, required sewing tools and fabric, how to read and use patterns, and mastering basic machine sewing techniques. The remainder presents detailed instructions for about twenty attractive projects of varying difficulty, clearly rated to measure the skill level required for each project. Attractive insets for project materials and technique tips enhance the project instruction. Valuable step-by-step photos accompany each written instruction. The physical attributes of the book make it very easy to use as a project guide. The sturdy workbook style with concealed wire binding will easily remain open on the sewing machine. It includes an in-book ruler and reusable pattern pieces in a handy in-book envelope. The authors recognize that machine sewing requires adult supervision. They include an introduction for adults about how to buy a sewing machine, what materials the young sewer will need, and how to handle the frustration that is inevitable. Each project has an inset titled "A Note for Grown-Ups," and the book concludes with a section for adults who may want to teach sewing to a group of children. The Resource Guide is very helpful, providing websites and blogs for tools and supplies, fabrics, and other projects and support. Reviewer: Marti Pechnyo
Library Journal
09/01/2013
This sequel to Sewing School focuses on teaching children and preteens how to use a sewing machine to create fun and quirky projects. The kid-friendly ideas included here are easy to cut and sew, making them virtually frustration proof, and the samples pictured use colorful and whimsical fabrics that will attract children. Each project lists step-by-step instructions complemented by photographs that clearly depict how each step should look. Additionally, there are plenty of images of children sewing (mostly girls, though there are a few boys mixed in), along with advice from young sewists. VERDICT While children are the target audience, adult beginners may appreciate the pleasant tone and accessible projects. Grown-ups will find as well many useful tips for helping young people who are interested in sewing. Readers may also enjoy Sara Trail's Sew with Sara: PJs, Pillows, Bags & More; Fun Stuff To Keep, Give, Sell!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612120492
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
06/18/2013
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
374,531
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
7 - 17 Years

What People are saying about this

Maya Donenfeld
Sewing School 2seamlessly takes children to the next skill level with the same clear instructions and inspiring photographs as their first book. It's just what follow up books should be, however it's a fine stand alone, too! Learning how to use a sewing machine can be intimidating, but the authors have created the perfect resource for demystifying the process. The directions and projects are not only fresh and enticing, but are presented in a language that's totally accessible to today's young stitching crew. With this book in their hands they'll be ready to make just about anything they dream up!
Kathreen Ricketson. Founder and editor of whipup.net and Action Pack magazine for kids (action-pack.
The lessons, step-by-step photos, and fun kid-friendly (and kid made) projects inSewing School 2are hugely inspiring forbudding crafters. I particularly enjoyed the inclusion of lots of photos of happy children making and using their sewing projects.
The Crafty Crow Cassi Griffin
I love this book! Presented in a logical and easy to understand format, girls and boys will build confidence and self-esteem while learning to make fun projects with a sewing machine!

Meet the Author

Andria Lisle is the Public Relations and Public Programs Manager at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. She and Amie Petronis Plumley are the authors of Sewing School and run a summer Sewing School camp.


Amie Petronis Plumley teaches kindergarten at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School in Memphis, Tennessee, where she inspires students to sew in the classroom, in an after-school sewing club, and at a wildly popular summer sewing camp. She is co-author ofSewing Schooland the mother of two small children.

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