So I had seen My First Sewing Book by Winky Cherry before but was not sure what to make of it. Today, while wandering around Hancock Fabrics, I found a copy of the book and "kit." I put kit in quotes, because it's only a large copy of the patterns and 2 felt cut outs of little birds. Not quite sure if it's a kit....anyway, I was curious about this Winky Cherry and her methods. I found that we teach the basics of sewing in very similar ways and also gained some good ideas from her. I also liked the big text, easy-to-read language and simple projects. Yes, I would recommend this to a beginning sewer. I am anxious to see what my students think of it....I'll let you know.