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  • Item #: 026855
    ISBN: 9781553376606
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

    Young seamstresses will learn the basics of hand and machine sewing and then practice their skills as they create patchwork pincushions, slumber party sacks, simple blankets, a t-shirt skirt, a skirt made from jeans, a beach wrap, a beach bag, a pillow with a zippered cover, a makeup bag, and pajama pants. Embellishments such as trim and appliques are also covered.

  • Item #: 058439
    ISBN: 9781589238008
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    If you're like me, it's easy to find yourself stumped with a question while sewing. This reference would be a great companion to any seamstress or tailor who is faced with a problem to troubleshoot. A great reference book, it contains a lot of great information and detailed illustrations to answer your sewing questions. Topics include machine troubleshooting, hemming, mending, pattern cutting, putting pattern pieces together, choosing the right fabric, and much more. Also included are simple project directions for pillows and multiple types of window treatments. 287 pgs, sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 056614
    ISBN: 9781607057512
    Retail: $21.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    Give a child a sewing kit, and they'll sew for a day; guide them through this book, and they'll sew for a lifetime! Written by 11-year-old Sophie (with help from her parents!), A Kid's Guide to Sewing teaches machine basics and sewing techniques that your child will use almost every time they sew, such as applique, zippers, quilting, and much more. It gives tips for working with a wide variety of sewing materials and notions, giving your aspiring tailor or seamstress a foundation to build on. If they run into a problem, the book gives practical advice to work around it or how to remedy the problem, depending on the issue. Flexible projects teach you how to make things bigger or smaller depending on the need, instead of (literally) the one-size-fits-all approach. I was very impressed but this book and loved the colorful photos, fun projects, and practical learning. Your child will surely enjoy making the blanket, bag, keychain, scarf, or project of his choice. 144 pgs, sc.

  • Item #: 035878
    Retail: $99.00
    Rainbow Price: $74.95

    When I wanted my daughters to learn to sew, I didn't trust my own knowledge of how to do it right and arranged for them to have private lessons. It was great! But expensive. This one-semester course would have been much better, I think. All you need to go from complete beginner to knowing you have the ability to tackle any basic pattern is right here. Well-done video instruction (the presenter has a pleasant voice and manners) allows you to repeat any part if you didn't quite get it or need to review later. A complete course manual parallels all video class material as well as provides additional content (like a fabric chart) and illustrations. Patterns for both adult sizes as well as child (pre-teen) sizes of a classic A-line dress (or nightgown) are provided for the final project. [Patterns are PDF files for you to print. Patterns will need to be taped together (adult sizes will have lots of taping) but the patterns are very sturdy and can be used repeatedly without the frustration of ripped tissue.] Like I said, it's all here. And it's non-consumable – you can use it for multiple children at one time – or sequentially.

    The 65 video lessons (5-6 per week) are 5-10 minutes each and include sewing machine fundamentals (i.e. threading properly, getting the correct thread tension, choosing the right stitch), different fabric types and "personalities", coordinating colors, how to read a standard pattern, how to measure your body correctly, and how to sew using a straight stitch and a zigzag stitch. Assignments are given via the video and the student is expected to do additional reading in the manual. With many lessons the student is encouraged to make journal entries as well as a sample to put in a binder thus creating a class record – and providing the basis for assessment (if you wish). Although instruction is simple and very understandable, it's also quite comprehensive and everything you would expect from a beginner's course including linings/interfacing, casings/hems, gathering, sleeves, buttonholes, buttons, and zippers. It all comes together in the final project that could be a matching mother/daughter dress if you preferred. Several field trips (such as to a local fabric store) are encouraged.

    The binder/manual has sleeves for the DVDs, an extensive class syllabus that gives the topic, skill, classwork, and homework or follow-up for each class as well as a materials list. Periodic skills assessments involve sewing projects – pin cushion, simple apron, and simple skirt. All of this leads up to the final project – a classic A-line dress (or nightgown, if you prefer). Machine sewing skills are emphasized so a well-running basic sewing machine is necessary. Five DVDs provide the lessons and a sixth CD-ROM provides the pdf pattern files (patterns include child sizes plus adult sizes). The 189-page binder manual includes a thorough glossary of sewing terms as well as the detailed information that parallels the videos. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 046075
    ISBN: 9781465445087
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

     DK books always have great color photos and illustrations. This is particularly helpful when teaching a skill like sewing! It’s very step-by-step, from supplies to stitches to projects. Learn to sew on a button, make custom cards, simple projects with fleece and felt using a running stitch and a backstitch, banners, water bottle carrier, and all sorts of things from old (or new) socks! The projects are just charming and kids will love sharing what they create. Along the way, they learn some very basic sewing skills they can build upon. 64 pgs, hc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 064277
    ISBN: 9781589238237
    Retail: $22.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    This sewing guide covers tons of basic skills, though is suited for a little bit older learner or for a younger child who can be accompanied by a somewhat crafty parent. Theyll learn to make a gift bag, tooth fairy pillow with pocket, a roll up organizer for sewing tools, pencils and other fun projects as well! The guide has lots of clear directions to make learning to sew easy and fun. 144 softcover pages. Laura

  • Item #: 015297
    ISBN: 9780971494404
    Retail: $28.95
    Rainbow Price: $21.50

    Want to learn how to operate a sewing machine? This fun book will explain the basics to you and give you 14 projects in which to practice your newfound sewing skills. From a pillowcase to pajamas and aprons to tote bags, this book has some COOL sewing projects to do. Very well written with easy-to-follow instructions and clear illustrations, a homeschool mom and sewing-award winning daughter combination share with you the tricks to the sewing trade. I have never seen a better introduction to sewing book. Patterns are included. ~ Genevieve

  • Item #: 066279
    Retail: $49.99
    Rainbow Price: $39.95

    For the ultimate fashion design kit, this one includes the battery-operated sewing machine with foot pedal control, six mannequins, patterns, a variety of fabrics, bobbins, needles, rhinestones and more.

  • Item #: 029570
    Retail: $13.00
    Rainbow Price: $10.50

  • Item #: 056191
    ISBN: 9781584794912
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.75

    Offers basic sewing instructions, safety guidelines, basic hand sewing and embroidery stitches, sewing on buttons and adding finishes and trims. Projects include drawstring bag, strawberry potholder, elf slippers, sock doll, pom-poms, etc.

  • Item #: 029555
    Retail: $13.00
    Rainbow Price: $10.50

  • Item #: 029560
    Retail: $13.00
    Rainbow Price: $10.50

  • Item #: 000877
    ISBN: 9780971494411
    Retail: $28.95
    Rainbow Price: $21.50

    Following the same easy to follow, step-by-step directions as its sister book, Stitches & Pins, this book provides valuable tips and easy and fun projects that boys will enjoy sewing. Patterns are included for 16 excellent projects, including gear cases, bags, fishing and hunting vests, and more. This spiral bound book will make it fun for boys (or even girls) to create their own gear and comes with 80 pages of sewing instructions plus the patterns.

  • Item #: 040166
    ISBN: 9780971494442
    Retail: $11.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.96

    That's right: sewing is contagious! At least, it is when you expose yourself to fun and simple projects like the ones in this book! This is a great introduction to Stitches & Pins. The 25 projects featured are at the beginner's level; however, they build on the basics in order to help students become more proficient and independent in sewing. With the help of the step-by-step instructions and illustrations, your child will enjoy sewing useful items such as a drawstring purse, soothing lavender neck wrap, mittens, tote bag, throw pillow, sewing machine cover, and much, much more! Patterns are found in the back of the book, and few sewing supplies are needed in order to accomplish each project. 39 pgs, pb. – elise

  • Item #: 013250
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95
  • Item #: 037697
    ISBN: 9781563979996
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    With a few creative stitches and some colorful felt, you can easily assemble some unique crafts with the help of this book! This is a wonderful beginner's manual that will help your child master the blanket stitch, chain stitch, French knot, lazy daisy stitch, running stitch, step stitch, straight stitch, whipstitch, and how to sew on buttons and end off. After the stitches are learned, you can go ahead and put them to use by using embroidery floss and felt which can easily be used in just about any craft. There are over sixty fun projects to make, including book covers, animal bibs, Christmas tree ornaments, checkerboards, beanbags, and many more enjoyable creations! Patterns are included in the back of this eighty-eight page, hardcover, spiral-bound book, and the detailed instructions show exactly what you need and how to make the project shown in the full-color photographs! I am an avid sewer, and there is nothing easier than working with felt! If you are introducing your child to sewing, or are just looking for some crafts to help them hone in on their stitching skills, then this book should meet sewing needs! – elise

  • Item #: 067901
    ISBN: 9780794538033
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.74

  • Item #: 063984
    ISBN: 9781607058243
    Retail: $21.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.56
    Personalizing your bedroom can be a great way to express yourself without consequence, especially as a tween/teen. Why not decorate with your own creations?

    This book has 23 projects for ways to spice up your room. Make a simple headboard out of patchwork pieces or sew a chic geometric diamond wall hanging. String up a custom canopy or a felt flower chandelier. Spruce up an old rug with appliques, transform a pail into an ottoman and so much more. Once you’ve made one for yourself, why not make one in a friend or sibling’s favorite colors to give them as a gift! 176 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 020199
    ISBN: 9780935278859
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    When we first reviewed this product, Melissa & Stephanie (then age 10) had so much fun sewing the first project (ducks) that during the next three days they made Humphrey Whale, Squirrel Nutkin, Ali Alligator, and nine more stuffed animals. Only the need to use the kitchen table for something other than sewing kept them from completing the whole zoo. Patterns for these animals are placed over two pieces of felt, and the felt is cut. Children then make dots 1/8" apart and 1/8" along the edge of felt. Needle and thread are drawn through each hole until sewing is 90% complete. Add stuffing, finish sewing the remaining length, and they have a new stuffed animal. Instructions are simple enough for very young children to follow and in rhyme for easy memorization. Includes book, two precut felt shapes, 3 yards each of 4 colors of crochet thread, and 43 patterns for additional projects.

  • Item #: 002581
    ISBN: 9780971494428
    Retail: $28.95
    Rainbow Price: $17.42

    For everyone who loved Stitches and Pins, this book picks up where it left off. More challenging skills and projects await you in this intermediate sewing book. After a brief look at pattern sizes and sewing supplies, you'll begin learning about seams, buttons and buttonholes, pockets, appliqués, hems, darts, machine embroidery, zippers, and other more advanced elements of sewing. These concepts are learned by sewing actual clothes and a few other practical items like table runners and heirloom bags. Over 30 patterns are included - for girls and misses sizes 8-16 and for every season as well! If you're ready to move on to a new level, Pins and Needles is here! Spiral, 80 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 024842
    ISBN: 9781617452635
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    Updated 2nd edition contains 14 new and updated sewing projects. Also includes games, puzzles, and riddles; website link to print puzzle pages and patterns; helper stars; and other great features from the originals in this lay-flat, extremely kid-friendly sewing starter. Introduces children to using a sewing machine, with clear instructions and illustrations. A sewing machine is necessary to complete the activities. Wonderful way to teach children valuable skills they can take into adulthood. 

  • Item #: 069222
    Retail: $23.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.95

      Sewing clothes for your American Girl doll is a great way to practice your skills, and this kit makes it fun! Everything you need is included: fabric, felt, thread, needles, embroidery floss, sequin trim, a tape measure, buttons, pins, and real sewing patterns. You can make all kinds of custom dresses and accessories with the included supplies. Then make a trip to the craft store for funky fabrics you can use with the patterns for even more unique outfits. What can you create? – Laura

  • Item #: 012186
    Retail: $10.00
    Rainbow Price: $8.25

  • Item #: 012300
    Retail: $10.00
    Rainbow Price: $8.25

  • Item #: 012213
    Retail: $10.00
    Rainbow Price: $8.25

  • Item #: 036119
    Retail: $12.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.75
  • Item #: 066280
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    A very similar battery-operated sewing machine as is found in Bridal Party and Premier Collection, this one includes a foot pedal control, sews an interlocking chain stitch and has an inaccessible needle for safety. Requires 4 AA batteries, not included.

  • Item #: 063555
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.75
  • Item #: 061037
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.75
  • Item #: 060637
    ISBN: 9781612120492
    Retail: $18.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95