Sew It! a Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

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Do you have a tween or teen who sews or quilts or wants to learn how? Tonight's book is perfect for him or her. It is Sew It! by Allison Nicoll. 

This book is only available as an ebook, which is disappointing to me. I would love to have a print copy for Hazel who would be more apt to try the projects if she could flip through the book over and over and she doesn't spend much time on technology. However the book itself is full of many great projects for tweens and teens. They all use the precut fabrics that are easily available and have fun names like charm packs, layer cakes and jelly rolls. The book starts with an introduction to the precuts and then the chapters are divided by the type of precut used for the projects. The first chapter helps the reader who doesn't have experience with sewing or quilting. There is information about tools and supplies needed. Then there is a chapter about basic skills which include using a rotary cutter. There are also instructions about quilting. 
Wall Organizer Project from Charm Packs

The projects vary from useful items and decor for a room or house to bags and more that a tween or teen may want. The first chapter is the charm packs which are five-inch squares. The projects are also divided by level of sewing. The Wall Organizer is a level 2. 
Sweet Little Pouch from Layer Cakes Chapter

The next projects are made with layer cakes or ten-inch squares. The nice thing about precuts is that one does not have as much initial cutting to start the project, but there often is still some cutting to make the project interesting.

I Can Sing a Rainbow Quilt from Jelly Rolls
The next projects are made with jelly rolls or 2.5-inch strips. Needless to say these require some cutting. There is so much fun things to do with them though. I love this rainbow quilt. The neat thing about precuts is they are sold in groups that go well together. One does not have to worry about matching fabrics as much.
Sleepover Essentials Bag from Fat Quarter Chapter

The final precut is the fat quarter. It is a quarter of a yard of fabric cut in a different dimension to make it more usable (instead of a long thin strip). The chapter has several projects having to do with a sleepover as well as a few others. 

Overall this book provides great instructions as well as interesting projects for the tween or teenager to try and learn the great arts of sewing and quilting. 

It is time to see what you have been creating!  Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party.   It was a small party, but there were some great ideas shared. Below are a few of the features from our last party, but be sure to go back and check out the many great crafts shared! Please remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is open and waiting.  And if you have cultural posts be sure to share them at Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop this month! I hosted this month's party at Multicultural Kid Blogs today.  I can't wait to see what your latest creations are!!


1) From Kippi at Home: Valentine Bunting

2) From LiliaCraftParty: Martha Bag Crochet Pattern

3) From Reviews, Chews & How-Tos: UGEAR Mechanical Models

4) From Handmade Weekly: IKEA Myrheden Hack

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!

Inlinkz Link Party