Stitch by Stitch

eBook cover of Stitch by Stitch

Published by DK Children

By Jane Bull

RRP: CA$10.99

About Stitch by Stitch

In the exemplary Jane Bull style, Stitch-by-Stitch serves up a collection of exciting new projects and provides a great introduction to the traditional needlecrafts and useful sewing skills of yesteryear. The eBook covers all the essential subjects - from embroidery, needlepoint, and knitting, to crochet, appliqué, patchwork, and dressmaking - and brings them right up-to-date with lots of fresh new ideas. Children learn the basics, from threading a needle through to measuring fabric and sewing a seam. They create their sewing box before being introduced to all the core kit, tools, and equipment. Stitch-by-Stitch reveals what to use, when, and how, and introduces the idea of recycling (or "upcycling") old clothes and home furnishings. The essential stitches are clearly illustrated and all of the techniques are clearly and properly explained.

The projects provide a fun way for children to build up their textile skills and produce some fantastic textile pieces, including patchwork quilts, pocket purses, shoulder bags, embroidered pictures, trinket boxes, and many more exciting items that make perfect presents or great things to keep. The section on trimmings and embellishments provides the perfect finish for the book, complete with plenty of creative ideas for things to do with ribbons, tassels, pom-poms, beads, and buttons.