Crafty kids love to show off what they make, and what better way to do that than to wear their own one-of-a-kind handmade clothes! The authors of the best-selling and much-acclaimed Sewing School® series are back with a complete course in sewing clothes, specially designed for kids aged 8 to 12.
Starting with the basics, Sewing School® Fashion Design teaches kids how to make three essential garments: a top, a pair of shorts, and a skirt, and then encourages them to build their skills and customize each piece with options for changing the neckline or sleeve length and adding their own decorative touches. With step-by-step photos and actual kid-created examples, the approach is friendly and forgiving — no fussy fitting or difficult techniques. All the necessary pattern pieces are included for a wide range of sizes and body types, along with guidance on selecting fabric, cutting accurately, and adjusting the fit. With a wardrobe of their own making, kids will feel great about what they wear!
Also available in this series: Sewing School ®,Sewing School ® 2, Sewing School ® Quilts, and Sewing School ® Box Set.
About the Author
Amie Petronis Plumley and Andria Lisle are the authors of Sewing School ®, Sewing School ® 2, Sewing School ® Quilts, and Sewing School ® Fashion Design. Plumley is an elementary school teacher in Memphis, Tennessee, where she inspires students to sew in the classroom, in an after-school sewing club, and at a wildly popular summer sewing camp. Lisle is cultural curator at Fourth Bluff in downtown Memphis, part of the national initiative Reimagining the Civic Commons. They blog together at sewingschool.blogspot.com.
“Amie and Andria have once again created a super fun and accessible staple for every kid’s sewing library. Sewing School® Fashion Design is the perfect primer for kids wanting to try their hand at apparel sewing and fashion design. My sewing students are going to love it!” — Annabel Wrigley, author of the We Love to Sewseries.