Growing Up Sew Liberated: Making Handmade Clothes and Projects for Your Creative Child

by Meg Mcelwee

Interweave Press | June 14, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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Bring joy, creativity & learning to your sewing with fabulous kid-friendly projects!

Meg McElwee puts her signature sewing style into gorgeous children''s clothes and creative activity-focused designs. From simple clothing to toys, Growing Up Sew Liberated is packed with innovative, playful sewing patterns. Follow the structure of a child''s day with 20 projects including:

  • Getting up and getting dressed: comfortable clothing patterns such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, and pocket pants.
  • Homemaking and cooking: projects for engaging children in helping around the house and for in the kitchen, such as aprons, bibs, and placemats.
  • Playtime: indoor and outdoor activities are celebrated with dolls, a cape, a satchel, and a tent.
  • Bedtime: snuggle in for a night in cozy pj''s and a sleep sack.
Meg adds in suggestions for projects and adventures for kids and adults to explore together and tasks that children can accomplish on their own.

Includes a techniques section, how-to photos, extra tips and tricks, and a bonus full-size pattern section, Growing Up Sew Liberated collects designs, activities, and ideas that are perfect for adding creativity into the daily life of sewists, children, and families.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 10.25 × 8.5 × 0.68 in

Published: June 14, 2011

Publisher: Interweave Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1596681624

ISBN - 13: 9781596681620

Found in: Home and Garden

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Growing Up Sew Liberated: Making Handmade Clothes and Projects for Your Creative Child

by Meg Mcelwee

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 10.25 × 8.5 × 0.68 in

Published: June 14, 2011

Publisher: Interweave Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1596681624

ISBN - 13: 9781596681620

Table of Contents

Introduction
– Bringing Handmade Beauty into your Child’s Every Day
Greeting the Morning and Getting Dressed
- The Peaceful Morning Routine
- Thoughts on Children’s Clothing: Fostering Comfort, Movement, and Independence
• Envelope Shirts for All
• Heartwarming Baby Sweatshirt
• Baby Bubble Pants
• Crossover Shirt
• Pocket Pants

Bread Sharing and Homemaking
- Learning through Everyday Tasks: Mindfulness in Homemaking and Child Development
• Baby’s Ring Sling
• All By Myself Bib
• Embroidered Placemat
• Basic Apron
• Laundry Day Embroidered Apron
Plant Care Apron and Watering Indicators

Inside Play
- Play Is Work, Work Is Play
• Little Amigo Cloth Doll
Little Amigo Overalls, Shirt, Dress, and Shoes
• Dress Up Bucket
• Reversible Hooded Play Cape
• Irresistible Numbers

Outside Play
- Nature as Teacher
• Little Amigo Doll Papoose
• Art Satchel
• Scavenger Hunt Bag
• Hideaway Play Tent

Good Night, Sleep Tight
- Winding Down and Tucking In: Ideas for Easing the Journey to Dreamland
• Infant Sleep Sack
• Sleeping Johns (& Everyday Leggings)
• Kitty Lovey

Techniques and Tips
• Working with Knit Fabrics
• Basic Embroidery Stitches
Glossary
Resources

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Bring joy, creativity & learning to your sewing with fabulous kid-friendly projects!

Meg McElwee puts her signature sewing style into gorgeous children''s clothes and creative activity-focused designs. From simple clothing to toys, Growing Up Sew Liberated is packed with innovative, playful sewing patterns. Follow the structure of a child''s day with 20 projects including:

  • Getting up and getting dressed: comfortable clothing patterns such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, and pocket pants.
  • Homemaking and cooking: projects for engaging children in helping around the house and for in the kitchen, such as aprons, bibs, and placemats.
  • Playtime: indoor and outdoor activities are celebrated with dolls, a cape, a satchel, and a tent.
  • Bedtime: snuggle in for a night in cozy pj''s and a sleep sack.
Meg adds in suggestions for projects and adventures for kids and adults to explore together and tasks that children can accomplish on their own.

Includes a techniques section, how-to photos, extra tips and tricks, and a bonus full-size pattern section, Growing Up Sew Liberated collects designs, activities, and ideas that are perfect for adding creativity into the daily life of sewists, children, and families.

About the Author

An internationally certified Montessori teacher, Meg McElwee is a successful sewing pattern designer and the author of the Sew Liberated crafting blog, where she offers sewing tutorials and writes about motherhood and other handmade projects. She is also the author of Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist. Meg lives in North Carolina with her husband and two sons.

Editorial Reviews

"Rarely, though, does a book make my heart race in the same way that it does every time I open my copy of Growing up Sew Liberated . The photos are dreamy and gorgeous, but it''s the projects that really speak to my racing heart. This book is full of patterns and instructions to make all of the things that my daughters want." - Stefanie Japel, Craftsy.com "The clothes are cute but not cutesy, and they look super comfortable, too. The playthings are made with learning in mind - the author is a former Montessori teacher - but they aren''t earnest. The dolls and capes and play tent would doubtless provide all sorts of room for imaginative play." - CanadianLiving.com "I loved her first book, so I knew this one, which is devoted to the littles, would be fantastic too. And it is!...full of beautiful things to sew. Many of the projects are just right for gifts as well. I would enjoy making all of them and I know they would all be well received and loved." - Meg Spaeth, ElsieMarley.com "One of my favorite things about Meg''s blog (and this book) is that her writing and designs are infused with experience from her years as a Montessori teacher. I love reading about how she has translated that training into parenting... Throughout the book Meg has added wonderful tips and ideas for play, learning, and involving children in household tasks that are really inspiring." - Rae Hoekstra, Made-by-Rae.com "I have a new favorite sewing book! The book is full of playful and easy sewing projects
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