This classy and clever book has everything a beginner needs, plus it’s an essential reference guide for even the most experienced sewers. User-friendly instructions on how to make different kinds of seams, hems, fasteners and bindings, as well as when and why to use each kind. Sewers can find their perfect signature style with fanciful finishing techniques like ruffles, pleats, ribbons and appliqué. With illustrated guide to how a sewing machine works with troubleshooting tips. 7 chic projects include wearables and home décor.
About Stitches and Pins:
With more than 50 years combined sewing experience between them, JoAnn and Corrie have seen a real need for a basic sewing primer, geared toward 8-16 year olds. As 4-H istructors and teachers, they have worked extensively with young and old, novice sewers, and assembled the 14 sewing lessons in Stitches and Pins based on a curriculum that has been honed and finessed through their years of teaching.

Because the sewing projects begin with the very basics, and then advance gradually to increasing complexity and skill, Stitches and Pins can be used with confidence by a non-sewing parent, and an older child could go through it independently. All necessary sewing patterns, girls sizes 8-16, are bound into the book and each of the 14 projects is a fun, practical item that any girl would be proud to use, wear, or give. 18" doll clothes patterns that match the projects in this book are also available.

Stitches and Pins is spiral bound and printed on coated, gloss paper. The sewing patterns are printed on one side only, and the sewing book is written in a way you will understand, with lots of illustrations to make using it successful.