Title: Slumber Party
Suggested Retail Price: $13.95
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.
“Slumber Party” includes the complete accessories for bedtime; one and two piece pajamas, a duffel tote that doubles as a pillow case and a sleeping mask. There is a “Top Tip” included with every book, one you can punch out and put into a notebook. The one included in “Slumber Party” tells how to make buttonholes by machine.
The patterns are all full sized scaled to different sizes in a pull-out section. There are instructions on how to take measurements for an accurate fit, applying bust darts, topstitching, threading ribbon ties through casings, fitting to complete strap and hem length, and pressing.
Groove Girl makes learning to sew easy and fun. Try teaching your daughter or grand daughter to sew from books from eXpresSew. It would be a great school holiday project to take one of these books and get a group of young girls and their mothers together for a couple days. What a great way to pass the gift of quilting and sewing on to the next generation!
Look for this book at your favorite quilt shop!
Other books by eXpresSew (Click on the title to go to the review):
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