MY FIRST SEWING KITS FOR CHILDREN
The Winky Cherry System of Teaching Young Children to Sew
These “My First” books and videos teach children sewing plus social and growth skills. Levels progress from hand sewing to embroidery and machine sewing. Author and teacher Winky Cherry believes that children should learn to sew by hand before they learn to use a sewing machine. Hand sewing skills develop finger dexterity and teach the values of patience and practice.
This series of books starts boys and girls as young as five. The six books are packaged as kits with the key materials for a first project and shopping lists for simple sewing supplies. Along with the teaching manual and DVD, they offer a complete, thoroughly tested sewing program for children ages 5 to 11 who will learn patience, manners, creativity, completion, and how to follow rules…all through the enjoyment of sewing. Each book follows a project from start to finish with clever rhymes and clear illustrations. My First Sewing Book is also available as a DVD
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Give the Children in Your Life the Gift of Sewing!The Winky Cherry System of Teaching Young Children to Sew offers children as young as five the basics of hand sewing, starting with felt birds and then moving on to dolls. Children will be off to a great start with My First Sewing Book and My First Doll Book kits, along with our DVD Yes, I Can Sew! Get all three for $29.95 plus shipping. (A $50.85 Value)
My First Sewing Book—Hand SewingSecond Edition by Winky Cherry This book provides a fun sewing experience for children as young as 5 years. Read the book aloud (it's written in rhyme!), then help children follow directions as they sew and stuff one of many shapes from the book. The books comes as part of a kit, which includes: ▪ Two sets of precut shapes from quality felt ▪ 3 yards each of four colors of crochet thread--enough to create two projects. ▪ 43 patterns for additional projects. This book and kit is the first in the My First Sewing Book series.
My First Embroidery Book — A Name SamplerSecond Edition by Winky Cherry Through simple rhymes and clever illustrations, this book introduces children ages 5 and up to embroidery. Part of Winky Cherry's hands-on approach, the projects encourage children to slow down and enjoy the process of learning to sew. Fledgling embroiderists will learn basic techniques, such as the cross-stitch, by stitching their names onto gingham using charts as guides. Inspiring young students to think of embroidery as art, the simple rules in this how-to show kids how to stitch letters, borders, and hearts. The book comes as part of a kit which includes: ▪ 8" embroidery hoop ▪ gingham fabric ▪ flannel backing fabric to eliminate show-through ▪ crochet thread...enough for one name sampler This book is the second in the My First Sewing Book series.
My First Doll Book—Hand SewingSecond Edition by Winky Cherry Making a doll is a way for children to capture a spirit, make a friend, express skills, and expand awareness of the world and their relationship to it. Boys and girls have a great time making a felt doll version of themselves using hand-sewing skills (learned in "My First Sewing Book) and embroidery skills (learned in My First Embroidery Book). Plus they learn to make simple clothes. This book is part of a kit which includes: ▪ Two cut-out dolls (two different skin tones) ▪ Crochet thread ▪ Yarn for hair This is the third book and kit in the My First Sewing Book series.
My First Machine Sewing Book — Straight StitchingSecond Edition by Winky Cherry With a clear understanding of the concepts of sewing, and the skills developed through hand sewing and embroidery, children are now introduced to the sewing machine on an elementary level, substituting pictures for words, for repetition, and to help children who are learning to read. Silly names for machine parts help children remember. The book is part of a kit that includes: ▪ Sewing practice sheets ▪ Fabric for two stars This book and kit is the fourth in the My First Sewing Book series, and the first machine sewing book.
My First Machine Patchwork Book — Sewing ProjectsSecond Edition by Winky Cherry
This book introduces the process of patchwork to beginners as they make a "Four Patch Block" by hand or machine. The sequence of construction is as important as the finished work. It also introduces the iron as a sewing tool, and teaches a beginner to use a seam guide.
This books comes as a kit complete with:
▪ patch template ▪ alphabet code flat pattern sheets
This book and kit is the fifth in the My First Sewing Book series, and the second machine sewing book.
My First Quilt Book — Machine SewingSecond Edition by Winky Cherry This book uses a quilt plan and machine sewing skills to make a pieced quilt with sashing strips and square blocks. The quilt is finished quickly by attaching the back of the quilt using the pillow-making process. The three layers of the quilt are held together with yarn ties so the quilt may be used over the period of time it will take the child to add quilting stitches by hand or machine. This book is part of a kit which includes: ▪ Template ▪ Quilt Plans This book and kit is the final one in the My First Sewing Book series.
Yes, I Can Sew! Hand Sewing DVDChildren can make their own collection of hand-stuffed animals by watching narrated, step-by-step instructions plus video of children sewing. 44 printable pattern PDFs included! This is part of The Winky Cherry System of Teaching Young Children to Sew. 32 MINUTE DVD
THE WINKY CHERRY SYSTEM OF TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN TO SEW Teaching Manual and Teach Young Children to Sew DVDVideo and manual, each $19.95; Combo price $34.95 Not only will you learn how to teach children to sew, but also how to form competent little people who respect both people and things in this teaching system designed by teacher and author Winky Cherry. You will be introducing them to the joys of sewing, and also to a "method of learning" that can be used in all phases of their education. Levels progress from hand sewing to embroidery, doll-making, machine sewing, patchwork and quilting. Author and teacher Winky Cherry believes that children should learn to sew by hand before they learn to use a sewing machine. For ages 5 and up. Also available are book kits and teaching supplies for each of the six levels.