Get Your Kids Sewing This Summer With Our Thread & Bobbin Book Giveaway!
Research shows the creative arts are good for our health and well-being.
Studies have shown crafting (and sewing in particular) to be one of the best "total brain" activities to reduce stress, promote self expression and develop fine motor skills. When you're sewing, you use your creative side to pick colors, patterns and embellishments. Your analytical side kicks in to help with the math of measuring and cutting as well as stitching that straight seam. Better still... you have the thrill and self-esteem boost of ending up with a project to wear and/or proudly show off to family and friends.
All this makes sewing a super summer activity for kids of all ages. And, we have the perfect book to kick it off: thread & bobbin: 21 simple sewing projects ($18, All American Crafts), by Kaitlin Witte and Janome's own Alison Newman. There are lovely photos, plenty of helpful illustrations to guide the new sewist step-by-step, a very cool glossary with both terms and techniques, and a pocket in the back of the book holds a full sheet of patterns and appliqué shapes.
We are giving away TWO COPIES of thread & bobbin to jump start your summer sewing. Simply leave us a comment below, telling us who you'd like to teach to sew this summer (make sure to include your email so we can contact you). We'll draw two winners at random from all the comments collected by June 15, 2011.