Budding seamstresses and designers can learn the ropes thanks to Lesley Ware and her new book Sew Fab – Sewing and Style for Young Fashionistas.
Aimed at girls aged 8-13 years-old, the author doesn’t just focus on providing patterns for her readers, but also takes them takes her through the very basics of fashion design too, clearly explaining terms, definitions and styles and encouraging them to work out which style they feel most comfortable with.
Sew Fab a great starting point for tomorrow’s female designers, today. Well explained and with gently encouraging tips throughout, the book progresses from choosing patterns and fabrics for your projects to teaching the reader how to create them. Starting with simple, small hand sewn accessories to begin with before moving onto using a machine for larger clothing items, each step is clearly and simply explained, and accompanied by detailed yet uncomplicated illustrations throughout.
Sew Fab (Laurence King Publishing) is available from all good book sellers including Amazon now (rrp. £12.95).