Crafty kids love to show off what they make, and what better way to do that than to wear their own one-of-a-kind handmade clothes! The authors of the best-selling and much-acclaimed Sewing School® series are back with a complete course in sewing clothes, specially designed for kids aged 8 to 12.
Starting with the basics, Sewing School® Fashion Design teaches kids how to make three essential garments: a top, a pair of shorts, and a skirt, and then encourages them to build their skills and customize each piece with options for changing the neckline or sleeve length and adding their own decorative touches. With step-by-step photos and actual kid-created examples, the approach is friendly and forgiving — no fussy fitting or difficult techniques. All the necessary pattern pieces are included for a wide range of sizes and body types, along with guidance on selecting fabric, cutting accurately, and adjusting the fit. With a wardrobe of their own making, kids will feel great about what they wear!
Also available in this series: Sewing School ®,Sewing School ® 2, Sewing School ® Quilts, and Sewing School ® Box Set.
About the Author
Amie Petronis Plumley is coauthor of Sewing School®, Sewing School® 2, Sewing School® Quilts, and Sewing School® Fashion Design. She is an elementary school teacher at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School in Memphis, Tennessee, where she inspires students to sew in the classroom, in an after-school sewing club, and at a wildly popular summer sewing camp.
Andria Lisle is coauthor of Sewing School®, Sewing School 2®, Sewing School Quilts, and Sewing School® Fashion Design. She is Curator of Strategic Engagement at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
“Amie and Andria have once again created a super fun and accessible staple for every kid’s sewing library. Sewing School® Fashion Design is the perfect primer for kids wanting to try their hand at apparel sewing and fashion design. My sewing students are going to love it!” — Annabel Wrigley, author of the We Love to Sewseries.