Book Report

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.


Clemencia said...

Hi, I recently discovered your blog, and I like what I see, I do have one question though, I have an almost 4 y. old daughter who loves crafting, and art, I would love to teach her how to saw, do you have any recommendations? or is it too early?
thanks so much

Team Plumley said...

Thanks for your comment! After starting out with lacing cards and beads, I have just started to "really sew" with my just turned 4-year old. My advice - start with an embroidery hoop and tapestry needles. After she's comfortable with that, move to fabric. Phoebe just sewed her first pillow. I held the fabric taut for her as she made a running stitch. I can't even tell you how proud she was! I'll post with pictures about this soon!

Sue Frelick said...

Hi! I've been using the Winky Cherry method to teach hand sewing to children for about 2 years. I am amazed at how quickly little people learn. Just found your blog and love it! I may get 'lost' in it for a few hours yet!