Sewing Clothes Kids Love by Nancy Langdon & Sabine Pollehn….
This book is visually beautiful with 144 illustrated pages within a hardcover. It comes with 10 projects and tips to get even the most beginner sewer on their way into the skill of sewing handcraft. A particular focus on children’s attire and brim to brim tips and ideas make this a book you can’t put down.
It has various chapters including;
– Colour, Fabric and Gear
– Measurements, Size and Adjustments
– Fitting, Laying Out and Cutting
– Sewing and Embellishing
So as you can see it really aims at teaching you some useful and basic sewing tips as well as offering 10 full sized patterns encompassed in a little pocket at the front of the book. The patterns are regular tissue paper style and thus no tracing from a block which can be daunting for beginner sewers.
The book comes with patterns for both boys and girls though the girls patterns do appear to outweigh (but what is strange about that? lol). The projects included in the Sewing Clothes Kids Love book are a bit more flamboyant in their style (think Pink Fig) and might put off a more “play it safe” type sewer but my suggestion would be if you weren’t after something quite as loud as the book visualises tone down your fabric choices or embellishments. If you look beyond the garish first impression you will actually find quite a basic style which can be played up or down based on your material choices!
The book includes several pages of instructions for each project and thus is quite detailed. Each pattern comes with a difficulty guide so you won’t be biting off more than you can chew when selecting which pattern suits your level.
All and all I think this is a well written and all encompassing book with a section even on choosing the right sewing machine!
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I hope you have enjoyed my very first & certainly not last book review 🙂