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

Paperback | June 14, 2011

byMeg Mcelwee

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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.

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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 dress...

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.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 10.25 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:June 14, 2011Publisher:Interweave PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1596681624

ISBN - 13:9781596681620

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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