Monday, December 22, 2014

Miss Patch's Learn to Sew Book by Carolyn Meyer {Written by Emilee}

Today, I have a simple and easy book about learning how to sew. It is called, Miss Patch's Learn to Sew Book by Carolyn Meyer
 
 
About:
 
Originally published in 1969, Miss Patch’s Learn to Sew Book by Carolyn Meyer, teaches kids to sew alongside the jolly Miss Patch. With its new cover by contemporary artist, Mary Suzuki, and easy step-by-step instructions, this enduring classic will appeal to kids and adults alike.
 
Sewing is a skill that’s both fun and functional, and there’s no better way to get started than with 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, anyone can learn to make a pillow, a bag, a patchwork quilt, an apron, and even simple clothes. With crafting and making personal fashions more popular than ever, this introduction to the pleasures of sewing offers great projects perfect for young readers who want to fashion their own things. Not only is the book specially bound to stay open while sewing, but it also includes patterns for six projects, including a puppet, a child-size skirt, and an outfit for a doll.
 
“A charming introduction to the thrill of creating something with fabric and thread.s 
I love the no-fuss approach to the craft. Great for aspiring sewists of all ages!”
—Gretchen Hirsch, author of Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing
 
About the author:
 
Carolyn Meyer is the acclaimed author of more than fifty books for young people. Her numerous award-winning novels include Mary, Bloody Mary an ABA Pick of the Lists, an NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess a New York Times bestseller; White Lilacs an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an NYPL Best Book for the Teen Age, and an IRA Young Adults' Choice; and Marie, Dancing a BookSense Pick. Ms. Meyer lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visit her website at readcarolyn.com.
 
In my opinion:

This was a cute and easy to read book intended for youth ages 6-9. It was very basic which was perfect for those beginning to sew. The book included materials needed, threading a needle and sewing it together. Some of the patterns discussed were a drawstring bag, kerchief, scarf, apron, pillow, doll's bed, play skirt, gingerbread boy doll, pincushion heart, bath mitt or oven mitt, hand puppet, and doll clothes. My favorite were the gingerbread boy doll, oven mitt and hand puppet because they included a pattern to trace.
 
Overall, this book was nicely put together and included an introduction to sewing which was perfect for young girls and boys. I have a few nieces that would love this book. It was creative and fun to look through.
 

 Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
 
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