About the author
Susan Akass is the author of many popular reading scheme books, children’s picture books and adult short stories. She is also a full-time primary school teacher. She has two children, now grown up, and lives with her husband. The author is based in Bath.
Here are 35 brilliant projects that will help you learn how to sew. If you’ve never used a needle and thread before, don’t worry—start with the ‘Sewing Techniques’ section, which simply explains how to do every stitch. Then pick something to make from one of the four chapters. In the ‘Toys’ chapter, you’ll find juggling animals, sock monsters and rag dolls, while in ‘Fashion Fun’, there are gorgeous bags, hair accessories and more. Next, discover some brilliant ‘Decorations’—from hanging felt stars to pretty lavender bags. Finally, ‘Great Gifts’ is packed with ideas, such as the finger puppet cards, felt egg cosies or the sausage dog draft excluder. All the instructions and cute step-by-step artworks are easy to follow; plus, each project has a grade so that you can start with easy sewing and move onto using more advanced stitches as you get better at it.