Sewing School 2: Lessons in Machine Sewing; 20 Projects Kids Will Love to Make
Andria Lisle, Amie Petronis Plumley
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For kids who have mastered hand sewing, machine sewing opens up exciting new possibilities! Sewing School 2 offers 20 creative projects designed for children ages 7 and up, including cloth pencil cases, purses, wall pockets, and even a fabric guitar. Illustrated step-by-step instructions show kids how to thread a sewing machine, select an appropriate stitch, and choose fabrics and patterns that evoke their own unique style. Suggestions for creative variations open up endless possibilities for kids to imaginatively personalize their fabric creations.
trim that you are adding to your project. To decide which trims to use, experiment by laying a piece of ribbon or rickrack across the cut-out fabric pieces. Be sure to lay the trim on the outside, or good side, of the fabric. When you’ve found the perfect place to attach it, use pins to hold the trim to the fabric so it will stay in place while you sew. Carefully hand-sew running stitches down the middle of narrow trim. If the trim is wide, hand-sew running stitches down each side. Small
Pockets (there are three different pocket sizes) Pattern for Wall Pocket Tab 1 yard cotton fabric Felt scraps for pockets and tabs Chalk Scissors Straight pins Sewing machine and thread Let’s Review Turn a corner (page 35) Reinforce stitch (page 34) Turn the good side out (page 36) A Note For Grown-Ups This large-scale wall hanging is perfect for sewers who have made several projects. Help may be needed sewing on the pockets and turning the fabric good side out. Getting Started 1. Fold the
Snack Time bag to hold your trail mix or a Portable Tree Stump to take a break and enjoy the view. Now get out there and explore! Snack Time, page 126 Extra Pocket & Belt, page 129 Portable Tree Stump, page 135 Water Bottle Holder, page 139 Patchwork Scarf, page 143 Snack Time Don’t use plastic bags when you’re on the trail; use this handy reusable pouch instead! It’s perfect for snack time, no matter where you are. What You Need Pattern for Snack Time 1⁄4 yard cotton fabric
reverse back the whole way so that the stitches will be strong. 6. The D-rings are sewn onto the belt. 7. Try on the belt so that you get a good fit. Pull the belt so it feels good and cut it so that the tail is not too long. 8. Fold the cut end of the belt over twice as in step 1. 9. Reinforce stitch by machine sewing all the way across it and reverse along the fold like you did in step 2. To put the belt on the Extra Pocket, weave the end of the belt through the slits in the pocket.
use to finish most of the projects in this book. Don’t forget to knot your needle once you’ve threaded it, and to make another knot when you’re done hand sewing. How to Measure the Thread We like to use the “Arm Length Rule” when cutting thread for hand sewing. To do this, cut a length of thread equal to the distance from your shoulder to your hand. No matter how young or old you are, if you follow this rule, you will always end up with the perfect length of thread. How to Thread Your Needle