Sewing Machine Basics for Children
A complete course in machine-sewing for children aged 7+ years
Sewing is a skill that has so many benefits for children and can give them real pride in their achievements. Angela Pressley has been teaching children to sew for 15 years, and knows how to encourage and inspire them to learn, starting with the basics and building up a portfolio of skills. And to keep them interested, she has designed 30 makes that will help them cement the knowledge they’ve gained, from sewing simple seams to patchwork, curves and corners, hems, linings and so much more.
The book starts with an introduction to the sewing machine and some of the basic skills and equipment needed to sew. Then there are four chapters, each beginning with technique workshops, followed by projects that put into practice the skills just learned. Every project includes clear artworks plus a difficulty rating, from ‘easy peasy’ to ‘you’re on your way’, ‘you’ve got this’, and ‘you’re a star’. As children progress through the levels they will learn how to make their own toys, bags, accessories and clothes, and will be encouraged to put their own creative ideas into their sewing.
All the projects have been beautifully photographed and are accompanied by delicate illustrations which help explain all the detailed instructions. Angela’s attention to detail make this a truly unique book which uses all her experience in teaching children and tips and tricks to help introduce the younger generation to the joy of sewing!