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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Overview

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
Sales rank: 228,311
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 (polkadotchair.com). 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
Techniques
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

Projects
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

About the Author

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