Sewing is fun—learn how to do it yourself with this step-by-step guide.
Pick up this book and you’ll soon be a sewing whiz, using a wide variety of hand stitches and learning how to sew on a zipper, attach buttons, embroider, and appliqué. In Jewelry and Accessories, you can make adorable watermelon slice brooches or a fun raccoon scarf, while Toys and Dolls features a fake fur teddy bear that would make a great gift—he’s so sweet, though, that you might want to keep him for yourself! Next is Stationery and Storage, which makes being organized fun—you’ll be the star of your class with the monster pencil case and the customized tote bag to carry your books in. Finally, in Gift Ideas, you can learn some beautiful embroidery stitches with the monogrammed pillowcase, or surprise a friend for their birthday with some personalized bunting. All of the projects have simple step-by-step artworks to guide you, plus a clearly marked skill level so that you can start with the easier projects and move on to more challenging crafts as you become a more confident stitcher.
About the Author
Emma Hardy is a stylist and designer who has worked on various lifestyle and interiors magazines. Her previous books include Making Children's Clothes, Green Crafts for Children, and Sewing for Children, all published by CICO Books. Emma is based in London, UK.