Pins and Needles: Intermediate Sewing Book
For everyone who loved Stitches and Pins, this book picks up where it left off. More challenging skills and projects await you in this intermediate sewing book. After a brief look at pattern sizes and sewing supplies, you'll begin learning about seams, buttons and buttonholes, pockets, appliqus, hems, darts, machine embroidery, zippers, and other more advanced elements of sewing. These concepts are learned by sewing actual clothes and a few other practical items like table runners and heirloom bags. Over 30 patterns are included - for girls and misses sizes 8-16 and for every season as well! If you're ready to move on to a new level, Pins and Needles is here! Spiral, 80 pgs. - Melissa
Written by JoAnn Gagnon, a homeschooling mom, these books are perfect for teaching girls (and boys too!) the basics of sewing. Each book progresses in a very step-by-step fashion, first acquainting students with the tools of the trade, then instructing them in the basics. Skill-appropriate projects are featured in each book, along with the patterns, so you won't have to search for a pattern that's simple enough to practice on. Stitches & Pins and Buckles & Bobbins are the place to start with beginners, and then you can follow up with Catch the Sewing Bug, Pins and Needles, or Pintucks & Lace to further build students' sewing skills.