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Monday, October 21, 2013

Book Review and Giveaway: A Kid's Guide To Sewing, by Sophie Kerr

Looking for ways to inspire kids to learn and enjoy sewing?  How about bags, pajamas, lunch totes, simple quilts belts, etc.?  Or even better, host a kids sewing party (or class)?

SewCalGal is always looking for fun ways to inspire and teach the next generation to learn and enjoy sewing and crafting, of all forms.  And, I'm delighted to share insights with you today about a new book that is a great way to inspire and teach kids to sew.  

A Kid's Guide to Sewing



A Kid's Guide to Sewing: 16 Fun Projects You'll Love To Make and Use,  by Sophie Kerr with Weeks Ringle and Bill Ker is a new book published by Fun Stitch Studio, an imprint by CT Publishing.  Fun Stitch Studio is all about the next generation and they encourage kids to "Stitch Your Art Out".


A Kid's Guide to Sewing

This book is a great resource for anyone that wants to teach kids to sew and an excellent gift idea for anyone that wants to inspire a kid to sew too!


A Kid's Guide to Sewing
Sophie, the author, is an eleven year old who began to sew when she was three years old.  In this book she shares insights on materials and tools, your sewing machine, the basics of sewing, how to deal with mistakes (not that ever happens to any of us) and more. And, there are easy to understand and follow instructions.



Kid's belt

Projects in this book are rated from beginners to advanced and range from a simple pillow, washable pet bed, cuddle fleece scarf,  hairband,  zippered pouch, sleepover bag, fancy ribbon belt, embroidered pillowcase, reversible messenger bag, backpack decorations, quilted place mats,  pool cover-up, tiered skirt, insulated lunch bag, cuddle fleece patchwork throw, simple throw, fancy multicolored throw, and even a cute zippered tote.

All of the projects come with supply lists, instructions and visuals.


A Kid's Guide to Sewing




You can find this book on Amazon, C&T Pubishing and many quilting and crafting stores.

Did I Mention A Giveaway?

Due to limited funds available for shipping, this prize is open only to Followers of SewCalGal that live in the US.  SewCalGal will ship this book to the respective winner and pay for such expenses (comes out of my personal quilting budget).

 Those interested in winning this book can enter by way of using this form to enter.  
a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway will remain open thru the end of October.  The winner will be randomly selected and this post will be updated to announce the winner.    And, I'll also send the winner an email to claim the prize.

To learn about more giveaways and contests, click the page on my blog labeled "Giveaways".


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30 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This looks like a wonderful book and I love that idea of 'flip & sew' on the plush - just might use that myself. (excusing myself from the give away)

Joan and Kevin said...

The book looks awesome!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Gene Black said...

Of course I played in Fairyland, and Oz and all sorts of places when I was a child. And I still do.

Dana Gaffney said...

She's 11?! Wow, what a talented person, she's one to watch.

krisgray said...

LOL - I was to much of tomboy to play in Fairyland, unless it was covered in mud! I have a quilty friend whose granddaughter asked for a sewing machine for Christmas and this book would be a perfect complement.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This book looks awesome. I wish I had taught my daughter to sew when she was young.

Stevii said...

I think my granddaughter would love this book. She is 9 and loves to sew. I need to keep her enthusiastic about sewing... someone has to inherit the stash! Looks like this book is full of fun projects that she would like.

OhioLori said...

I was a Tomboy when lil' too...no time for "girlie" things! lol

Have an almost 7 yr old Grangirlie (verrrry much into "girlie: fun!!) that wants to learn to sew... We have done a few simple projects together...this book will be Wonderful to give to her, and share making things together!! Thanks! :)

The Slow Quilter said...

Looks like a great book, wish I had some small child to teach. (excusing myself from the give away)

Linda Enneking said...

My granddaughter is twelve and loves to sew. I help her with some of her projects, but she has done several on her own. I'm sure she would enjoy trying some of the projects in this book.

scottylover said...

I have a friend who is teaching two young ladies to sew, so I would share this with her for ideas to use with them.

Sandy A

Beth said...

My niece Anna would enjoy this book. Her mom has been wanting to work on some sewing projects with her and it sounds as if this would have a lot of great ideas and insights into sewing with kids.

Anonymous said...

This book would be great for helping teach my granddaughter, grandson, niece, and nephew to sew. They are 12-16 years old. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

JoyceLM said...

Great book. I'd love to win this for my niece. Thanks. I'm a follower.

Nancy in IN said...

This looks like a great book. My seven year old grand wants to learn to sew. This is what I am looking for.
I'll look for in our stores or Amazon.
Thanks.

Mom C said...

I sewed with 6 grandchildren this summer. There are several more who would like to be included this year. I let them pick their own projects but a collected, at their skill level book would be most helpful and fun. Thanks.

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Josie McRazie said...

What a great book! FUN!

Regina said...

What a wonderful inspiration for young aspiring sewers! A book by one of them! Congrats, Sophia!

teachpany said...

Although I was considered a tomboy, I loved girly things like jewelry and nail polish. Then I would hop the fence and climb a tree. lol My nephew is learning to sew with me, and I would love to give him this, so he has other projects he can work on when we can't get together. Thanks.

KT said...

Thanks for the chance

Carol said...

Cute book. I could use this for my kids sewing camps this summer.

Vicki H said...

My 6 yr old granddaughter is interested on sewing. We have already made a doll blanket together.

Jeanne said...

What a really great book for young sewers to inspire them!

Mara said...

A very cool book, I would love it for my daughter, she loves to watch me sew and is always asking questions.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I never know if the raffle copter worked or not. Oh well. The book looks great. I'd love to win a copy. Thanks.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Looks like an awesome book and I'm all for inspiring anyone who wants to learn how to sew. I have lots of nieces and would love to share this book.

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

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

For my grandchildren, thanks for the giveaway.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Looks like a fantastic book! I would be winning it for my daughter :)

Kristan Price said...

I would love to win this book for my cousin who is interested in learning to sew!