Janith Bergeron founded Designs by Janith in 1991, specializing in creating beautiful, custom-designed garments. She teaches classes at various sewing-related businesses and schools, striving to bring fun into every stitch and a sense of accomplishment into every project. Janith was the founder of the New Hampshire chapter of the American Sewing Guild in 2001. A Master Certified Sewing Educator-SEA (2008), a Trained Sewing Educator/S&CA since 2002, and a 4-H educator/leader, Janith has been a contributor to Threads magazine’s Pattern Review since 2003. Janith lives in Barrington, New Hampshire.
Christine Ecker began sewing as a young child with her grandmother. Primarily self-taught, her sewing interests include specialty dresses, costumes, children’s clothes, home decor, crafts, bags, and machine embroidery. As the owner of Stolen Time Creations, Christine worked closely with a local Portsmouth, New Hampshire, designer creating one-of-a-kind handbags. Christine was an active member of the board for the New Hampshire chapter of the American Sewing Guild. She has been a Trained Sewing Educator/ S&CA since 2004. Christine lives in Dover, New Hampshire.
Are you looking for the perfect guide to teach your child to sew? Look no further! Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Sewing starts with the absolute basics about stitching, beginning with simple hand sewing, then gradually introduces skills and techniques until kids are sewing safely and confidently at a sewing machine. Founders of The Sewing Tree, Janith Bergeron and Christine Ecker will guide you and your children through creative and fun sewing projects. With over 200 photos and clear, concise instructions in language easily understood by grade-school kids, you’re going to be creating crafty sewing projects with your child in no time! Each project lists the sewing skills that will be exercised in making it and projects are rated for difficulty, so kids can learn and grow as they develop dexterity and coordination. Your children will learn to sew by making simple projects and building skills by practicing the essentials, and this book provides a sound foundation for a lifetime of sewing enjoyment.
This book is an awesome collection of sewing ideas for children. I have not yet worked with my children on these projects but definitely will because they have strong desires to sew and it is an awesome skill for them to have. I did not learn to sew until I was an adult – I wish I knew when I was younger. My grandmother always wanted to show me but I had no interest. Definitely one of those things you kick yourself for when you are older. But my kids are interested and I have done some projects with them. This book details so many great sewing projects for kids and with photos! It covers hand sewing, machine sewing and creative design. So far they are far more interested in hand sewing but eventually I am sure they will move on to machine sewing.
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