Saturday, July 20, 2013


{Teach you child to sew at home with no experience necessary}
You see, I do know how to sew, for the most part.  I have never had the courage to teach my children how to sew.  Emily was in sewing classes for a few years, and again this last year.  I didn’t put Katey in for fear it was above her head, so when the opportunity to review a new book Sewing School 2: Lessons in Machine Sewing by Amie Petronis Plumley & Andreia Lisle, I jumped at the chance. Katey has always wanted to learn to sew and was a little jealous of the rest of us who already know how.  (I say know how loosely)

Sewing School 2 is written at a 2nd grade comprehension level.  With projects that are simple enough and can all be personalized.  This book is written for the very beginners of seamstresses to some more experienced type. PA101910 The first 12 lessons are all about everything sewing, from fabric, to stitches to choosing a machine, threading a machine, patterns, rules, ironing, and more.PA101902 

There are 20 projects in four categories:
  • In My Room
  • Let’s Go
  • Time To Play
  • The Great Outdoors
Each project has step by step directions written as well as brilliant pictures showing what to do. PA101914 Projects are also divided into categories as to difficulty.  1 star being the easiest and 3 stars being harder. PA101911
Patterns for each project are included in the back of the book in a pocket for easy keeping. PA101912
With Katey being such a beginning seamstress I decided to go through each of the first 12 lessons with her.  We were able to do that in about a weeks time.  Then she immediately went to work creating projects from the book.

Here are two projects my 8 year old made with basically no help from me.
PA101900An “Extra Pocket” for her brother.
A pin cushion pillow for herself. 
Some of the neighbor girls have started seeing the projects Katey is making and asked if they could join.  They most recently all made matching “extra pockets”, they call them their friendship pockets.  Katey was actually able to show them how to do almost every step.  With me closely watching, of course, they were using my machine after all!
Oh My, and I almost forgot, one of the best things.  They have a blog, and a Facebook page!
There are many of us reviewing and giving away this book!

July 7 – Our Busy Homeschool
July 8 – scrumdilly-do!
July 9 – Crafty Moms Share
July 10 – Jane of All Trades
July 11 – Windy Lou
July 12 – Adventures of a DIY Mom
July 13 – Improv Diary
July 16 – He Sewed She Sewed
July 17 – Teach Beside Me
July 18 – All Things with Purpose
July 19 – The Crafty Crow
July 20 – Family Style School
July 21 – Such Designs
July 22 – Red Bird Crafts
July 23 – The Long Thread
July 25 – mayamade

So, you really want this book now, right?
Well check out the Rafflecopter for your chance! 

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mysteryhistorymom said...

This book looks amazing- and truly fun! Thanks for the opportunity!:) Lori

IdealGirlie said...

I would teach my two girls 4 and 5 to sew.

Unknown said...

I would like to teach my daughter and two step daughters.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

WoW! Sounds like this book is a great foundation for little learners. Kids get a great sense of accomplishment when they can do things on their own. How neat that the book is written at their level so they can read the directions and do all on their own. I'd love to share this with my nieces.

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


Emilyplays said...

I'm so glad they made a second book for machine sewing. My daughter will love it. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Kristy said...

My oldest girls already enjoy sewing, and we had a little summer class with my nieces too.....with 6 kiddos in our home and many more in our family, it would get used by many! Thanks for the chance!

Beth said...

Looks like a great book. My daughters would love it.

Mary Mac said...

My 10 year old grand daughter

kgosborne said...

I can sew at a beginner level, but also don't feel comfortable teaching my curious child. This book would be a great help for that. Thanks for the chance!


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