This is the first book in the six-book My First Sewing Book series, where Winky Cherry introduces sewing to young seamsters—from simple stitches and doll making to understanding and using a sewing machine. Guides feature clever rhymes and simple instructions, which teach sewing skills, as well as responsibility, commitment, focus, patience, coordination, organization, and how to follow rules, all through the enjoyment of sewing. Levels progress through hand sewing, embroidery, doll making, machine sewing, patchwork, and quilting. This My First Sewing Book kit introduces children ages 5 and up to sewing basics such as threading a needle, making knots, using pins, using dots, overstitching, and lock stitching. Step-by-step instructions guide children through stitching and stuffing felt animals. The kit includes the book, two sets of bird shapes precut from quality felt, three yards each of four colors of crochet thread, and an additional 43 shape patterns. There is also a companion Yes, I Can Sew! DVD.Winky Cherry's unique My First Sewing Book program teaches young children not only sewing skills, but life skills: responsibility, commitment, focus, patience, coordination, organization, and how to follow rules, all through the enjoyment of sewing. In six books, levels progress from simple hand sewing, embroidery, and doll making, to machine sewing, patchwork, and quilting. The three hand sewing books feature clever rhyming instructions for children as young as 5. The three machine sewing books are for children ages 7 and older. All six titles have simple, clearly-illustrated instructions. Each book builds on the previous books, and each book can stand alone.
About the Author
Winky Cherry has been teaching children to sew for more than 40 years. She is the author of the My First Sewing Book series of kits, and a teaching manual and two DVDs based on The Winky Cherry System of Sewing. She believes that hand sewing rewards the child with a feeling of accomplishment and a completed project. Sewing is also a way to learn safety, sharing, decision-making, confidence, and patience. She uses rhymes because they make sewing rules fun and easy to remember. She lives in Tesuque, Arizona.