Synopses & Reviews
When Tina Davis publishedLook and Cook, she got thousands of kids in front of the stove and hooked on cooking as they enjoyed the results of their newfound skills. With this wonderful new companion book, she'll move kids from the kitchen to the living room, where they'll have just as much fun learning to sew everything from a strawberry pot holder to a drawstring bag, from a sock doll to a cat purse they can pin to their pockets.
See and Sew is a vibrant introduction to sewing that doesn't require a sewing machine or advanced skills. Full of charm and color, it offers simple instructions for basic stitches and techniques as well as easy step-by-step directions for 16 fun and kid-friendly projects. It also offers all-important safety guidelines. Designed with beautiful vintage illustrations throughout, the book is as pleasantly nostalgic for the adult in charge as it is engaging for the child at work. In no time at all kids will be exclaiming, "I made it myself!"
"A charming introduction to the thrill of creating something with fabric and thread. I love the no-fuss approach to the craft. Great for aspiring sewists of all ages!"and#8212;Gretchen Hirsch, author of Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing
This follow-up to "Look and Cook" offers a vibrant introduction to sewing that doesn't require a machine or advanced skills. Includes simple instructions for basic stitches and easy step-by-step directions for 16 kid-friendly projects. Illustrations.
Originally published in 1969, this adorable book teaches kids to sew alongside the jolly Miss Patch. With its sweet retro look and easy step-by-step instructions, it will appeal to kids and adults alike.
Sewing is a skill that's both fun and functional, and there's no better way toand#160;get startedand#160;than with jolly Miss Patch! She learns how to thread a needle, cut patterns, and sew a fine seam by hand. With the help of Miss Patch, and the book's many diagrams and amusing drawings, beginning sewists can learn to make a pillow, a bag, a patchwork quilt, an apron, and even simple clothes. Originally published in 1969, this is a timeless introduction to the pleasures of sewing.
About the Author
Tina Davis is a book designer and the author and designer of STC's Look and Cook. She divides her time between Israel and Pound Ridge, New York.