Author(s): Shea Henderson
This should be everyone's first sewing book! A technique based book for the first-time sewist but packed with attractive (not juvenile) projects that everyone will want to make. Designed for individuals to learn from and experienced sewists or shops who want to use this as a teaching tool for their own licensed School of Sewing class. All the basics will be covered with clear instructions from former educator, Shea Henderson. The book is designed to tackle one project a month with each building on the skills learned in the previous lesson. 'Extra Credit' for each project is offered for each of the 12 projects which encourages students to add one more bit of flair to make their project really sing. Fabric store field trip, machine buying tips, and essential school supplies are all included in this modern, sophisticated, beginning sewing book.
Shea Henderson is owner of the pattern company Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio. She is a former middle school math teacher turned sewing pattern designer - two careers that are, surprisingly, not so different from each other! Her work has been published in Modern Quilts Unlimited and Quilts & More magazines and she is a contributor to the book Modern Baby. Shea is one of the founding members and former president of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild. When not designing, Shea can be found teaching a group of friends and neighbors the craft of sewing. She lives in Kansas City, MO with her husband and three young children.
Introduction Buying a Machine School Supplies Fabric Store Field Trip 12 Projects: Pillowcase, drawstring bag, apron, ruffled wristlet, zipper pouch, zipper pillow with binding, buttonhole pillow, iPad/Kindle sleeve, Tote Bag, Purse, Placemats, Half-Square Triangle Quilt (each project will teach a new skill and each offering 'extra credit'