We Love to Craft Christmas Fun Stuff for Kids 17 Handmade Fabric & Paper Projects by Annabel Wrigley

We Love to Craft Christmas Fun Stuff for Kids 17 Handmade Fabric & Paper Projects

Written by Annabel Wrigley
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We Love to Craft Christmas Fun Stuff for Kids 17 Handmade Fabric & Paper Projects by Annabel Wrigley

Get your crafty kid in the holiday spirit by giving the definitive guide to creating stylish, handmade gifts. Seventeen modern projects of varying skills levels run the gamut from pillows and barrettes to wreaths and ornaments, made using only paper or fabric. Your crafter will learn how to choose the best materials for each project, and the book s tips and tricks will make each project easier and more fun.


Make it personal this Christmas with a bookful of fun projects aimed at tweens and teens who want to learn how to sew. Like the others in the FunStitch series this one starts with the basics on what to buy and using a sewing machine, and shows how much fun you can have making your own decorations and gifts. It explains simply how to use power tools like a sewing machine, domestic iron and hot glue gun so the young user respects them but learns not to fear them. As with all the titles in this series there is an emphasis on the feeling of accomplishment when you make something yourself, but asking for adult help is okay too; like using a scary tool it is all part of the process of learning. Most of the techniques you need to know are covered at the front which is a bit of an info dump if you deal with it all at once, but all the topics covered are the type you need to practice first. These are mostly sewing machine skills as well as making a pompom and working with fusible web. Projects have difficulty ratings but because they are all Christmas related there are no themes or chapters. Each project has a large page-sized photograph of the finished item plus stages with photographs for foolproof crafting. There is a list of what you need, preparation plus a handy checklist of all the skills you need. I love this last touch and wish it was included in adult craft books too. Projects include a tree skirt, bunting, stocking, wreath, advent calendar, pillow, wrapping a gift in fabric etc. Not all the projects involve sewing and not all use fabric; there are paper options too and hand sewing as well as machine sewing gets covered. I think my own favorite has to be the plastic zoo animals dressed in their holiday best; a lovely idea to incorporate toys into the decor. This is a great way to get girls into making things and discovering what fun it is to personalize the holidays.--Rachel A Hyde myshelf.com, September 2015

About the Author

Annabel Wrigley is an Aussie mom and owner of Little Pincushion Studio, where she teaches young kids 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. littlepincushionstudio.com

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128 pages


Annabel Wrigley
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Publication date

29th July 2015



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