I love to sew and being a mom to 2 girls, one of my hopes is that they will both also love to sew. Rachel Low's new book - "Girl's Guide to DIY Fashion" is a breath of fresh air in our house. Both my girls went crazy for it and were begging to get sewing after flipping through the bright, colorful and inspiring pages!
Rachel literally covers everything a girl looking to get into sewing would need. Whether it's making mood boards and doing fashion illustrations, or learning how to use their sewing machine, read patterns & more etc - it's in there! It's also put together in a way that is bright, attention grabbing, upbeat and just tons of fun! I even enjoyed it!
Girl's Guide to DIY Fashion: Design & Sew 5 Complete Outfits contains the following:
THINGS TO KNOW
Tools and Supplies // Using a Sewing Machine // Basic Hand Sewing // Your Sewing Space
FUN WITH FABRIC
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
Finding your Creative Style // The Project Process // Using Patterns
READY TO CREATE
Sewing Words // Things to Remember // Safety Tips // Finishing Touches
BACK TO SCHOOL
Double Layer Skirt // Flirty Floral Cardigan // Pretty Pencil Case // Totally Tights
FUN WITH FRIENDS
Jeggings // Amazing Applique Sweatshirt // Nifty Necklace // Dynamite DIY Sneakers
Peace Out Pajamas Pants // Sleepover Tote // Sweet Dreams Eye Mask
Ribbon Tie Dress // Fabulous Flip Flops // Hot Head Wrap
GOING TO A PARTY
Necklace Dress // Party Purse // Glitter Headband // Glam Shoe Clips
That's a heckuva lot of awesome info! Seriously, I want to make and do some of the exercises! I love that she even shows them how to make their own sewing space! So fun!
Rachel Low of Pins & Needles - "a sewing, fabric and modern crafts boutique and studio", wrote The Girls Guide to DIY Fashion with girls 7 - 14 years old in mind. Rachel was inspired by all her students at Pins & Needles in New York City. The projects included in the book combine a "sewing machine, hand-sewing, and other DIY (do-it-yourself) techniques". I truly love how Rachel encourages girls throughout the book to be inspired to express their creative style through things like mood board exercises & fashion illustration. She also makes it easy for them to individualize each project with their material and fabric choices.
If you know of a girl looking to get into sewing and DIY, or know one who already loves it, The Girl's Guide to DIY Fashion is for them! Get a copy at our affiliate Amazon or at your local bookstore. I highly recommend it and I definitely know what projects my girls will be working on this summer - I can't wait!
Do you have a special girl in your life you'd like to teach how to sew? What are your fave ways to get them sewing?