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Project Teen: Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Love * 21 Projects to Sew

Project Teen: Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Love * 21 Projects to Sew

by Melissa Mortenson

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Most of us would agree that sewing something that teens will like is, without a doubt, a challenge. In Project Teen, Melissa Mortenson, sewist and mother of three teenagers, shares not only her 21teen-approved designs, but also invaluable tips and tricks for sewing for this unique (a.k.a. picky) age group. Whether you make a stylish tech cover, a cushy study pillow, or a personalized quilt, your teen will love these handmade gifts as much as you love them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607058847
Publisher: C&T Publishing / Stash Books
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.95(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Melissa Mortenson is the author of the popular Polka Dot Chair blog ( She lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband and three teenagers.

Table of Contents

Why sew for Teens and Tweens?
Teens Are Not Just Big Kids • Tips for Fabric Selection
Basic Tools and Good sewing practices XX
Sewing Machine Feet • Tools I Love • Trouble-Shooting Machine Problems • A Few Other Tips
Appliqué: Using Computer Fonts as Appliqué Templates • Appliqué Stitching
Printing on fabric
Distressing Canvas And Duck Cloth
Working with Piping
Constructing a Basic Zip Pouch
Turning Binding Corners

Things That Travel

Swim Bag

Hello Cross Body Bag

Flag-o-Rama Zip Pouches

I Left My Heart In ____ Pouch

Upcycled Jacket iPad Clutch

Goodbye Travel Blanket

DO NOT LOSE THIS! Homework Folder

Just for Guys

T-shirt Pillows

Sports Team Tablet Case

Small Tech Case

Collegiate Stripe Fleece Blanket XX

Things to wear

Daddy’s Girl Headbands

Chalkboard T-Shirt

Swim Suit Cover-Up

Please Hang Up Your Towel!

Stuff For Their Room

Everything’s Coming Up Posies Quilt

Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend Quilt

Study Pillow

You Can Do It Quilt

Quatrefoil Quilt

Pocket”ful” Quilt

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