Author(s): Sian Hamilton
This book is the ideal introduction to hand sewing for children from the ages of eight and up. Most of the projects use felt as the base material because it comes in a wide range of colours, is easy to cut and doesn't fray; it can also be sewn using big needles that don't have to be razor sharp. Felt also has the advantage of being cheap and widely available. The book contains a section on tools and materials, as well as a section on techniques which include running, back and blanket stitch. Other techniques are covered in projects throughout the book. Projects include: noughts-and-crosses game with felt pocket, finger puppets, headband, pencil case, book cover, cushion, drawstring bag and wall-hanging mobile.
20 achievable projects that will appeal to boys as well as girls, suitable for ages 8+; Projects mostly use felt, which is easy to work with; Techniques and projects are explained with step-by-step photographs and instructions.
Sian Hamilton has been a designer for over 20 years and has a BA (Hons) in 3D Design. Sian has always loved to sew. Introduced to sewing by her grandmother, she started sewing clothes for herself in her teenage years and then progressed to making custom wedding dresses for clients in her early career. These days, sewing is her hobby as she is the editor of 'Making Jewellery' magazine and the author of several books on jewellery making, including 'Flowers' (9781861089816) and 'Cats' (9781861089441), both available from GMC Publications.