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
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

Please the pickiest tech-savvy teens and tweens with these 21 trendy projects you can sew.

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 21 teen-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.

• 21 projects, specifically for teens and tweens (ages 11+), including quilts, T-shirts, tech covers, totes, accessories, and so much more

• Lots of inspiring ideas and designs for the perfect gifts

• Get the 411 on what’s cool when it comes to fabric and style—so that your teen is sure to love what you make!

Praise for Project Teen

“Mortenson has a good eye for what teenagers actually need and want. . . . Something here will appeal to that trickiest of demographics, making the book a worthwhile buy.” —Publishers Weekly

Project Teen is a fresh, mod, fun way to sew for the tweens/teens in our life - kids, grands, nieces & nephews. The projects meet the ever changing needs of kids, from travel blankets and tablet covers to simple bags to store everything in.” —Generation Q Magazine


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607058854
Publisher: C & T Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 128
File size: 18 MB
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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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