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book review & project: sew & stow by betty oppenheimer

July 28, 2010

our wonderful high school intern- 15 year old chrissy glover- recently did a book review and project on betty oppenheimer’s sew & stow.

Sew & Stew by Betty Oppenheimer offers about 30 great sewing crafts for everyone. From home improvement items to custom bags, it makes sewing easy. Each project has step-by-step instructions with nice illustrations on some of the more confusing steps to get you back on track if you get lost. It also contains a whole section which explains different sewing techniques, steps, tools, fabrics, and can even teach you how to sew if you don’t already know! One of the great things about this book is that the projects are organized by difficulty, so if you’re just starting out, you can start from the beginning and eventually make your way through the whole book, learning new things along the way! Also, even the easiest projects look impressive to others. In fact, the first project is a hammock!

Cons: Although it has steps and pictures, I got a bit confused while making the lunchbox, one of the projects in this book. I thought the instructions on how to bind the inside seams weren’t very clear, but that might have been because this was my first time binding. But all in all, the instructions were great and I loved the finished product. 

chrissy’s finished product:


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