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A learn-to-sew book for 8yo dd?

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TunipTheUnconquerable Thu 06-Mar-14 09:31:43

Thanks to Sewing Bee, dd is now very keen to do more sewing.

I have a book from the 1970s with projects ranging from pincushions to a simple skirt, but it's not cool enough for her so I need a more up-to-date one. Does anyone have any recommendations?


DameFanny Thu 06-Mar-14 10:26:29

Sew a Metre might be good - purely because it'll be a cheap way to practise grin

Sew Everything Workshop is a great introduction to tons of techniques, with some really usable patterns.

And then just browse Amazon when she's got a feeling for the sorts of things she wants to achieve. Do make sure she works on her hand sewing as well though?

TunipTheUnconquerable Thu 06-Mar-14 11:01:51

That's a great idea Dame Fanny - thank you!

I have a huge fabric stash from 4 years of quilting so she has a lot of scope!

DameFanny Fri 07-Mar-14 12:52:36

Hurrah! There's another book I can't remember the name of, something like "yes I made it myself" which I got for a friend's daughter and might be worth a look?

TunipTheUnconquerable Fri 07-Mar-14 13:31:28

Yeah I Made It Myself?

It does look good. I think I might get that one for me.

DameFanny Fri 07-Mar-14 17:11:44

That's the one - probably a bit basic for you, but some easy dresses for dd

Smudge588 Sat 08-Mar-14 07:47:42

Emma Hardy has a "my first sewing machine book" which might be suitable depending on how old your DD is. I haven't used it but have used a lot of Emma Hardys other books with success. Book-Emma-Hardy/dp/1782491015/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394264671&sr=1-2&keywords=my+first+sewing+machine+book

Flicktheswitch Sat 08-Mar-14 07:59:51

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Hatchetfacedboot Sat 08-Mar-14 08:08:28

Dd has this book
She hasn't done any of the knitting stuff but lots of the sewing stuff by herself (10yrs old) - and I mean by herself! Lovely book - just read the review! And it's only a fiver grin

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