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One of our projects for the Summer is to teach Miss Grace to sew, as she received her first sewing machine for her birthday!
Jane Bull's Get Set, Sew is a beginner's guide to mastering your sewing machine with 20 easy projects.
The latest in Jane Bull's successful series of craft titles, Jane Bull's Get Set, Sew is a clear, fresh, enjoyable introduction to sewing on a machine. Jane's friendly, jargon-free instructions and step-by-step photos will walk you through everything you need to know to learn how to use a sewing machine.
Master sewing machine basics one at a time, then put newly learned skills to work with 20 simple sewing projects to make — including creative and original bags, accessories, cushions, and toys. Jane Bull's Get Set, Sew includes templates, sewing patterns, and everything you need to make your first sewing projects and lay the groundwork for countless creative fabric crafts to come.
This is a GREAT book! I love how it starts with simple projects, like the apron above, or stuffed chickens, below, that are perfect for holing your pins, or for gift giving. She also teaches the basics- differences in fabric, using what you have, and what you really need to start sewing! Older kids could definitely follow along with this book easily, with minimum help.
As you can see, the picture instructions are SO simple to follow, that even Miss Grace was even able to follow along without help, as far as reading and knowing what to do next. We just have to teach her the techniques as we go along, as she hasn't got beyond the absolute a basics yet.
I love how she also shows different ways to make or finish an item, that really helps kids/new sewers to see the possibilities.
The projects are basic, but they really teach all the needed sewing skills. By the time the new sewer finishes with this book, they will fill confident enough to tackle patterns, bigger projects and even Jane's other books (dolls and creatures). You may find yourself sneaking the book out and using some of the patterns for projects of your own! Many of the projects make great gifts too!
I highly recommend this book for a great Summer project idea and to keep away the "I'm Boreds".
About the Author:
Jane Bull is an award-winning author who creates fresh, original, and energetic designs that inspire people to get crafty. Jane has been involved in an enormous range of adult and children's activity books over the years, including best-sellers Make It! and Made by Me.