Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Simple Sewing Blog Tour: Shannon from Googiemomma
Confession time. When Shannon from Googiemomma emailed me the above teaser picture for me to use here on the blog, I totally thought she had made these projects herself. So I was delightfully surprised when I went over to read her post this morning and found out it was actually her kids who made this camera and these fun hand warmers! What the what?!
Aside from giving a really helpful and thorough review of the book and showing off some great projects she and her kids made, I especially love Shannon's post because she talks about how well Simple Sewing: 30 Fast and Easy Projects for Beginners works as a fun textbook for moms who want to teach their kids how to sew.
I have to add my own two cents here and agree with Shannon about how easily the book transfers from being a fun book of projects to use for yourself to being a textbook to help others learn from. ...
A couple of weeks ago I started teaching private sewing lessons to a really fun family I know. I've taught sewing classes and helped others with their own little projects and mending before, but I always felt like there was something lacking. When I started these sewing lessons a couple weeks ago, I brought my book along with me so the girls in the class could pick a project from it, start learning how to follow instructions, and get familiar with sewing terminology. I've worried in the past that projects I was trying to teach in beginning sewing lessons wouldn't really be as easy as I had thought--and too often I was right to be worried. Haha. It makes teaching sewing lessons so much easier (and, dare I say, fail proof?) to have so many go-to easy projects to choose from. Having Simple Sewing as a little textbook for our class has made it so much easier on me as a the teacher. So if you've got a daughter or a friend who's been asking for lessons, this just might be what you're looking for!