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. Also available in this series: Sewing School ®,Sewing School ® Fashion Design, Sewing School ® Quilts, and Sewing School ® Box Set.
|Product dimensions:||9.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Andria Lisle is coauthor of Sewing School®, Sewing School 2®, Sewing School Quilts, and Sewing School® Fashion Design. She is Curator of Strategic Engagement at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
Amie Petronis Plumley is coauthor of Sewing School®, Sewing School® 2, Sewing School® Quilts, and Sewing School® Fashion Design. She is an elementary school teacher 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.
Table of Contents
A Note to You from the Authors
About this Book: An Introduction for Adults
Welcome to Sewing School 2!
Lesson One: How to Use This Book
Lesson Two: How to Choose a Sewing Machine
Lesson Three: In Your Sewing Kit
Lesson Four: Sewing Machine School Rules
Lesson Five: Finding Out about Fabric
Lesson Six: Patterns
Lesson Seven: Ready, Set, Thread
Lesson Eight: Get Your Machine Stitches On
Lesson Nine: It's Time to Sew
Lesson Ten: Turn the Good Side Out
Lesson Eleven: Stuffing and Topstitching
Lesson Twelve: Bring Your Project to Life
Lesson Thirteen: Pop Quiz
Square Pins Pincushion
Sewing Machine Cozy
In My Room
Secret Message Pillow
Welcome to My Room
Cookie Coin Saver
Time to Play
Hip Hip Hooray! Bunting
Rock On Guitar
The Great Outdoors
Extra Pocket & Belt
Portable Tree Stump
Water Bottle Holder
Skill Builder 1: Hand Sewing Skills
Skill Builder 2: Oops!
More for Grown-Ups: Sewing with a Group
Find It Yourself: Resource Guide
What People are Saying About This
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!
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.
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!