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Sewing Machine Basics for Children

A fun step-by-step guide to machine sewing

Published by CICO Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A complete course in machine-sewing for children aged 7+ years

Sewing is a skill that has so many benefits for children and can give them real pride in their achievements. Angela Pressley has been teaching children to sew for 15 years, and knows how to encourage and inspire them to learn, starting with the basics and building up a portfolio of skills. And to keep them interested, she has designed 30 makes that will help them cement the knowledge they've gained, from sewing simple seams to patchwork, curves and corners, hems, linings, and so much more. The book starts with an introduction to the sewing machine and some of the basic skills and equipment needed to sew. Then there are four chapters, each beginning with a techniques section, followed by projects that put into practice the skills just learned. Every project includes clear artworks plus a difficulty rating, from "easy peasy" to "you're on your way", "you've got this", and "you're a star". As children progress through the levels they will learn how to make their own toys, bags, accessories, and clothes, and will be encouraged to put their own creative ideas into their sewing.

About The Author

Angela Pressley is a self-confessed fabricaholic and owner of The Sewing Club, where she teaches inspirational classes for children and adults. Her studio is based by the sea on the Kent coast, and she lives just outside Canterbury with her husband and family. Find out more at

Product Details

  • Publisher: CICO Books (April 12, 2022)
  • Length: 144 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781800651029

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