Synopses & Reviews
Bring joy, creativity and learning to your sewing with fabulous kid-friendly projects
Meg McElwee puts her signature sewing style into gorgeous childrens clothes and creative activity-focused designs. From simple clothing to toys, Growing Up Sew Liberated is packed with innovative, playful sewing patterns. Follow the structure of a childs day with 20 projects including:
Getting up and getting dressed: comfortable clothing patterns such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, and pocket pants.
Homemaking and cooking: projects for engaging children in helping around the house and for in the kitchen, such as aprons, bibs, and placemats.
Playtime: indoor and outdoor activities are celebrated with dolls, a cape, a satchel, and a tent.
Bedtime: snuggle in for a night in cozy pjs and a sleep sack.
Meg adds in suggestions for projects and adventures for kids and adults to explore together and tasks that children can accomplish on their own.
Includes a techniques section, how-to photos, extra tips and tricks, and a bonus full-size pattern section, Growing Up Sew Liberated collects designs, activities, and ideas that are perfect for adding creativity into the daily life of sewists, children, and families.
About the Author
An internationally certified Montessori teacher, Meg McElwee is a successful sewing pattern designer and the author of the Sew Liberated
crafting blog, where she offers sewing tutorials and writes about motherhood and other handmade projects. She is also the author of Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist
. Meg lives in North Carolina with her husband and two sons.
Table of Contents
Bringing Handmade Beauty into your Childs Every Day
Greeting the Morning and Getting Dressed
- The Peaceful Morning Routine
- Thoughts on Childrens Clothing: Fostering Comfort, Movement, and Independence
Envelope Shirts for All
Heartwarming Baby Sweatshirt
Baby Bubble Pants
Bread Sharing and Homemaking
- Learning through Everyday Tasks: Mindfulness in Homemaking and Child Development
Babys Ring Sling
All By Myself Bib
Laundry Day Embroidered Apron
Plant Care Apron and Watering Indicators
- Play Is Work, Work Is Play
Little Amigo Cloth Doll
Little Amigo Overalls, Shirt, Dress, and Shoes
Dress Up Bucket
Reversible Hooded Play Cape
- Nature as Teacher
Little Amigo Doll Papoose
Scavenger Hunt Bag
Hideaway Play Tent
Good Night, Sleep Tight
- Winding Down and Tucking In: Ideas for Easing the Journey to Dreamland
Infant Sleep Sack
Sleeping Johns (and Everyday Leggings)
Techniques and Tips
Working with Knit Fabrics
Basic Embroidery Stitches