Friday, January 14, 2011

Book review: Sewing School

Sewing School, 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make by Amie Petronis Plumley, Andria Lisle is a good book to introduce your child to the world of crafts, especially sewing.As mentioned the book author's both Amie Plumley and Andria Lisle teach a children’s sewing camp that delights kids and parents every year. This book feature's projects which will surely make your kids proud. I did some projects from this book with kids and they were extremely delighted with results.The book has "An Introduction to adults" where the author's have explained how to get started, encouraging your kids, how-to teach in groups and much more. I personally believe in teaching kids handmade items and like this book as it would motivate parents to help their kids become creative and would be a great book for them. This book will also be favorite's to teachers.
The book focuses on 12 Chapter's with 21 project's for kids such as Pillow, Blankets, Wallet, Tote, Apron, Pouch, Coaster's. It also includes projects such as how to stitch doll skirt as well as their own and also focuses on recycling and repairing their clothes and toys.The book also has pattern pieces in a envelope. The book has wonderful pictures of kids sewing each project with notes. Step by step projects have been explained for easy understanding.

About the Author's: Amie Petronis Plumley teaches kindergarten at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School in Memphis, where she utilizes her creative background and her Masters Degree in Education to inspire students to sew in the classroom, in an after-school Sewing Club, and at a summer camp. She is the mother of two small children and lives in Tennessee.
Andria Lisle, freelance journalist and author of Waking Up in Memphis, writes about music, food, and pop culture for The Commercial Appeal newspaper and the Memphis Flyer alt-weekly, as well as for myriad magazines including Paste, MOJO, and Garden and Gun. When not at her laptop, she loves to sew. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

Pro's: Good book with clear instruction and the plus is it develops ypur child creativity.

Con's:  5 to 7 year's old  kid's with needles may need to be kept checking  constantly and can get tiring  well not that it's not worth the effort however with 7+ you can work on these projects with minimal supervision.
Overall: Great Book

Books can be purchased at Barnes and Noble, Amazon and Storey Direct.

ISBN: 9781603425780
Pic and Author Bio text :Copyright of Storey Publishing.
A special thanks to Storey Publishing for sending this book for review.


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