If you have teens and have been spending a fortune on patterns, you will want to see this book. Sew Teen -- Make Your Own Cool Clothes by Sheila Zent is loaded with information and instruction so a beginner can draft patterns to create clothes they want to wear.
Do Teens like the book?
When this book came in the door I had three teenagers here, ages 12 to 15.. I went in the other room, leaving the book on the kitchen table. When I came back, I discovered all three teens devouring the book and it stuffed with bookmarks for the projects they wanted to sew. I don't know of anything better than that kind of enthusiasm.
This book has all kinds of clothes that kids want to wear and picture perfect directions for them to follow.
What kind of projects are in the book?
Sew Teen -- Make Your Own Cool Clothes by Sheila Zent
The beginning of the book offers definitions, details for measuring, buying fabric and more. Instructions to make five skirts compose the skirt section of the book. A scarf skirt, tiered eyelet skirt, patchwork skirt, stitch & slash mini skirt and a Crinkled prairie skirt are all included. Tops included are a ruched tube top, curtain lace tunic, diagonal halter, ribbed tube top, jersey tube with drawstrings and a T-shaped jacket. It doesn't end there though! Nine accessories are also included. Scarves, belts, sashes, a purse and more are all offered with detailed instructions.
If your teen spends hours looking through pattern books and still doesn't find what they are looking for, this book will probably solve the problem. All of the photos are of teens, for teens and bound to spur your teens imagination.