We Love to Sew: Gifts Fun Stuff for Kids to Stitch and Share by Annabel Wrigley


We Love to Sew: Gifts Fun Stuff for Kids to Stitch and Share by Annabel Wrigley

Let's get started and make gifts for every special person in your life ...don't worry, we won't forget your four-legged friends! Wouldn't it be cool to make birthday presents-or anytime presents-for your family and friends? This book will teach you how! Make a tie for your dad, a scarf for your mom, and a pet bed for your pup! You've never used a sewing machine? Don't worry! You can make a ton of these projects with just a needle and thread; make and gift cute bags, ribbons, and even garlands. You'll be a pro handmade gifter in no time!


February 2015 I learned to sew as a child partly from my mother, and partly from a book called My Big Book of Sewing. This taught me how to work with patterns, us a sewing machine and all the other basics as well as providing me with soft toys, simple garments and many gifts and sale items. Here is another such book for a new generation of budding stitchers. There are many things to praise about this book. It is easy to read and very user friendly, talking to its young owner rather like a friend. The first section of the book is taken up with the basics, such as what you need (and very importantly why you need it), getting to know your sewing machine and choosing fabric. There are short sections giving tips on safe use of an iron and a glue gun, working with patterns and things like sewing around a corner, stitching on a button and tying a good knot. Everything is illustrated with clear photographs and concise captions, all worded to appeal to a young person. I particularly liked the check list of things you need to be confident with before going on to the patterns. These include gifts for friends and family, things to make for pets and even ways of presenting gifts in the form of gift bags and envelopes. Everything is graded according to difficulty and there are some fun and modern ideas. Make a pet bed, decorated mirror, belt, tie for Dad, lavender sachet, squeaky bone, trinket bowl, watch strap and more. Many items can be made from existing scraps of fabric and I was glad to see that nothing involved laying out a lot of money. The author had most things covered and anybody who works through the book will be able to tackle more advanced projects having all the basic sewing know-how they need. A great book that is going to appeal to any child who wants to learn how to sew. Myshelf.com

About the Author

Annabel Wrigley is an Aussie mom and owner of Little Pincushion Studio, where she teaches young girls everything they need to know to conquer the world of sewing. Her blog chronicles her crafty ventures. She lives in Warrenton, Virginia, with her husband, two kids, and one very loud pug.

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136 pages


Annabel Wrigley
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C & T Publishing

Publication date

3rd February 2015



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