Viewers, young and old!
You need these books.
They are essential in learning how to sew.
No sense trying to reinvent the wheel when the wheel looks as good as these.
These books are amazing in teaching you how to sew. I used them to teach my girls starting at about age 8. But, even if you are an adult, just learning to sew, these are the books for you.
And don’t you want to know why?
Ok, first, they teach you about the basic parts of the sewing machine, so you know your way around a machine…nothing difficult at all.
Then, they get you started on practicing your stitches by “stitching” on lines without any thread in the needle….ingenious!
I photocopied the pages because if you “sew” in the book and/or make mistakes, there is nothing left to practice on. Having several sheets gives you an opportunity to practice it well. Also, if you stop for a time and then come back to it, the book would already have been “sewn” in.
You can also design your own sheets which may add to the level of difficulty or creativity.
See? Doesn’t that look like alot more fun than the textbook sewing lessons? Blech!
Continuing on in the book, you’ll progress through several connect- the -dot excercises and word match games.
Then, before you even recognize that you are increasing your skill exponentially, the book provides projects to learn the skills in a creative format (not just sewing two pieces of fabric together!)
The projects are amazing for kids and you can adapt them for adults as well. Book Two just builds on Book One with more challenging projects and more fun.
Check them out for yourself at:
Ok, that’s your homework assignment.
Go buy these books and work through them. Then, report back to me and let me know if they aren’t the best thing since sliced bread!
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