About the author
Susan Akass is the editor of My First Craft Book, My First Sewing Book, and My First Origami Book, as well as the author of many popular reading scheme books and children’s picture books. Susan is also a full-time elementary school teacher. She is based in Bath, UK.
Sewing is fun—learn how to stitch with this step-by-step guide.
You’ll soon be a sewing whiz, using a wide variety of hand stitches, as well as learning how to sew in a zipper, how to sew on buttons, and how to embroider and applique. In Jewelry and Accessories, you can make adorable watermelon slice brooches or a fun raccoon scarf, whilst Toys and Dolls has a fake fur teddy bear, which would make a great gift, although he’s so sweet you’ll want to keep him for yourself. You can also make a bunch of colorful felt bugs to play with—your littlest family members will love them. Next is Stationery and Storage, which makes being organized fun! You’ll be the star of your class with the monster pencil case, and the customized tote bag is perfect to carry your books in. Learn some beautiful embroidery stitches with the monogramed pillowcase in Gift Ideas, or why not surprise a friend for their birthday with some personalized bunting? All of the projects have simple step-by-step artworks to guide you, plus a clearly marked skill level so that you can start with the simpler projects and move on to more challenging crafts as you become a more confident stitcher.