Title: Flirting With Fleece
Suggested Retail Price: $13.95
Review: By Dori Hawks
Sewing patterns for teens and tweens is the focus of a great series of books to teach the younger generation how to sew and quilt. They include great graphics, have a reader friendly layout, and lots of diagrams to help explain the steps for the projects in the books. The “author” is a cute girly cartoon character named “Groove Girl”. She writes in an amusing style, and has very trendy projects.
“Flirting With Fleece” is a great beginner’s sewing book, with accessories to make from polar-type fleece, including three hats, reversible headband, sectional scarf, boa, mittens, and reversible blanket. The “Top Tip”, that is designed to be punched out and placed in a binder, talks about Knit Know-how introducing how to sew with knit fabrics with stretch stitches.
The instructions with sewing terms and cute little icons (like an iron, scissors, and backtack arrows) make sewing easy for a beginner. Full-sized patterns in a pull-out section are included. Groove Girl is on a pair of skis ready to get your teen started on the projects. Plan a get to-gether with a Girl Scout group, cheerleading squad, or 4-H group to complete some of these projects on the book.
Look for this book at your favorite quilt shop!
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