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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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 ( 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

About the Author

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