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Best of Sewing Machine Fun for Kids, The Review by Lisa Barthuly & Family

Nancy Smith & Lynda Milligan
Timberdoodle Company
http://www.timberdoodle.com/

Do you have a child wanting to learn to sew? The Best of Sewing Machine Fun for Kids is a comprehensive, 128-page volume of simple, basic, fun sewing lessons for children.

The instructions are easy to follow, clear and the diagrams are simple. Complete and thorough lessons, from the basics of the sewing machine, proper operation of the sewing machine, how to thread the machine, stitching, and basic sewing techniques. Once they have the operating procedures of the machine down, this book provides many projects for them to try out their newly acquired skills.

Projects include adorable brown paper ornaments, creating cards, a pillow, fabric bookcovers, hair bunchies, fabric lunch bags, fabric small purses, and others.

This guide will give a beginning seamstress the basic nuts and bolts of sewing on a machine. There are many crossword puzzles, dot to dots, vocabulary exercises, word finds even a few sewing jokes on some pages, all geared at learning the basics of sewing and its terminology.

This book has reinforced many of the basic sewing machine basic skills we are currently working on in our family. The puzzles were a big hit. Skills taught include basic sewing, tracing, cutting and measuring of patterns, sewing machine safety, and basic stitchery. A nice tool to assist in teaching the basics!



--Product Review by: Lisa Barthuly & Family, Product Reviewers, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine

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