This past August we had a fun visitor for the UK, her name is Jane Bull Doll and Abby had a blast. Jane & Abby went everywhere together and enjoyed some library time, ice cream and sewing! Abby is just learning to sew and we sat down with Jane Bull Doll, my Singer sewing machine and Get Set, Sew book by Jane Bull.
About Get Set, Sew:
Jane Bull's Get Set, Sew is a beginner's guide to mastering your sewing machine with 20 easy projects. The latest in Jane Bull's successful series of craft titles, Jane Bull's Get Set, Sew is a clear, fresh, enjoyable introduction to sewing on a machine. Jane's friendly, jargon-free instructions and step-by-step photos will walk you through everything you need to know to learn how to use a sewing machine.
Master sewing machine basics one at a time, then put newly learned skills to work with 20 simple sewing projects to make — including creative and original bags, accessories, cushions, and toys. Jane Bull's Get Set, Sew includes templates, sewing patterns, and everything you need to make your first sewing projects and lay the groundwork for countless creative fabric crafts to come.
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About the Author:
By seeing the world through a child's eyes, award-winning author Jane Bull creates fresh, original, and energetic designs that inspire children to get crafty. Jane has been involved in an enormous range of adult and children activity books including bestsellers Make It! and Made By Me. Jane lives in London with her husband and three children.
I learned to sew back when I was just a little older than my daughter by a friend's mom. I think I was about 10 and we were doing a sewing 4H course. Fast forward to when I had my daughter I decided to learn to sew again and made a quilt. Then my machine got put away with the crazy busy life of toddlers. Now that both of my kids are older I wanted to pull out the sewing machine again. My daughter also wanted to learn to sew so we were very excited to read Get Set, Sew.
This book is for beginners and geared to kids but I absolutely love it and wish I had it years ago when I was teaching myself to machine sew again. The book starts out with learning the sewing machine and each part of it, along with tips and sewing safety! We went over these two pages a couple times to make sure we knew what we were doing. Then we learned about how stitches work and how to thread the sewing machine! This was prefect, I love how easy this was to follow. Next learning to fill a bobbin and now learn to sew! The pictures are very big and bright and I found them great for kids and even adults. Everything is laid out nicely with numbers for each step.
There are many fun and easy beginner projects. If you are looking for advanced projects this isn't the book. These are perfect for a beginner or someone just learning to get crafty. There are projects to make pillow pals, bags, a cover for the sewing machine and even a bunch of zipper pouches! Zippers are really not that hard to learn but they are intimidating for sure. Jane makes learning to sew a breeze with this new book!
My daughter has learned a lot about sewing and has a list a mile long of things she wants to make in the future. We plan on doing more sewing for the holidays.
We give this book a 5 out of 5 stars and look forward to more books by Jane Bull!
We had finished pictures but I can't seem to find them after having to get a new phone. :(
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received the above book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~