This title shows young kids how to stitch using fresh graphics, simple layouts and cool projects in a course-based book, so that they build on their skills at each stage. The book contains a starter section that shows the basic skills, such as threading a needle, sewing applique, transferring a pattern, cutting out a pattern, sewing on buttons and more. The text explains, with step-by-step illustrations, how to sew basic embroidery stitches. A great selection of 20 projects such as I-pod cases, a funky felt cushion, a bag, a book cover and a brooch/corsage allow kids to practise their new found skills. Two illustrated characters, Daisy Doublestitch and Billy Bobbin, show the way to do it.
Alison McNicol is the founder of Stitchclub, an after schools club that teaches sewing skills to children aged 8 to teens. Stitchclub has also launched a range of contemporary sewing kits, adult classes and is now franchised out in the UK and preparing to expand internationally.