My First Machine Patchwork Book
Learn the basics of making patchwork blocks! This kit comes with a book, patterns and template. The directions will show you how to measure, iron and cut fabric into squares which will be sewn into blocks. Blocks can then be made into a pillow or flag, or you can save them for use with the My First Quilt Book from this same series (not included). For extra practice, the book also introduces information about appliques as well as patterns and directions for assembling blocks in the style of the nautical International Code Flag alphabet. A fun, simple introduction to patchwork blankets. 40 softcover pages. Laura
The latest book in the My First Sewing Book Kit series teaches young crafters the backbone of quilting: learning to piece fabrics together. Children first learn how to choose and prepare fabric, make and draw around a template, and sew four patches together into a block to make a pillow or flag. The book then guides them to make more patchwork blocks with squares, rectangles and triangles, sew appliqu, combine blocks and then make the alphabet patchwork blocks of the international code flags.
Author Winky Cherry believes that children should learn to sew by hand before they learn to use a sewing machine. Hand sewing skills develop finger dexterity, and teach the value of patience and practice. This series gently leads children through their first sewing experiences.