“let’s sew together” simple projects the whole family can make, by rubyellen bratcher, book review
My mother-in-law taught kindergarten forever. She once told me that when children had a good time finger painting, you could tell by looking at the paper. If you could see a definite picture, the child was guided by the teacher to paint. But, if the paper was just covered in paint, and almost falling apart, the child enjoyed the finger painting experience!
let’s sew together reminded me of the finger painting experience. The projects in the book are very child friendly! The author has spent a lot of time sewing with her own children and has many pictures of the process and finished projects. And the projects really look like children made them.
The book has an extensive preparation chapter with definitions, material lists and suggestions. Then you jump into making items. There were projects to for play, learning and partying. Many of the items can be made from fabric scraps or remnants, while others require larger pieces of fabric. There are instructions to use fabric paint to personalize and decorate many of the items.
This is a great book for the crafty or not-so-crafty person who wants simple projects to sew with children. It would be good for preschool or elementary school teachers, Sunday School teachers or sewing class instructors.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book as a member of the Blogging for Books group. All opinions expressed are my own.