Title: Locker Combination
Suggested Retail Price: $11.95
Review: By Dori Hawks
Sewing patterns for teens and tweens is the focus of a great series of books to teach the younger generation how to sew and quilt. They include great graphics, have a reader friendly layout, and lots of diagrams to help explain the steps for the projects in the books. The “author” is a cute girly cartoon character named “Groove Girl”. She writes in an amusing style, and has very trendy projects.
Another great book in the series from eXpresSew called “Locker Combination” has accessories including a locker caddy in two sizes, notebook covers in three sizes, and the world’s easiest daypack. One great thing about the projects in this book, they are easily made by boys or girls. The book guides them through “decoding pattern matters and vocab”, “fabrics to look for”, “tools to gather”, how to take measurements, “conquering cutting”, “preppin’ your pieces”, and “pullin’ it all together”.
The patterns are in a pull-out section and the “Top Tip” for this book is called “Bias-ed Opinion” and covers what bias is and how to sew it. These patterns are fun and easy to do and would appeal to young sewers. They will be able to boast, “I made it!”
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