For Crafty Kids: Make Your Own Doll Clothes by Erin Hentzel


Sew in Style: Make Your Own Doll Clothes by Erin Hentzel

Age Range: 8 – 12 years

Grade Level: 2 – 6

Genre: Arts and crafts

Paperback: 112 pages

Publisher: C&T Publishing / FunStitch Studio (June 1, 2014)

Source: From author for review

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

About the Book:

Get your amateur designer or stylist sewing with Sew in Style—Make Your Own Doll Clothes, a how-to manual for kids who want to create one-of-a-kind looks for their 18” dolls. Twenty-two trendy clothing and accessory projects—from yoga pants to skinny jeans to a messenger bag—encourage kids to mix and match to design their own unique outfits. Lessons on sewing basics, step-by-step photos, full-size patterns, and projects for all skills levels ensure that your budding designer will have no trouble creating the looks they always wanted for their favorite 18” companions.

About the Author:

Erin Hentzel lives with her husband and four children in a quiet, college town within the beautiful Willamette Valley, Oregon. She and her family like going to the beach, hiking, playing tennis, and watching movies together. They also love making and eating breakfast treats together, like muffins, waffles, crepes, and ebelskivers.

Erin is the creator and designer behind Avery Lane Designs, an indie sewing pattern company, and she blogs at Erin loves working with children. She volunteers as a 4-H sewing leader and teaches sewing classes for kids and teens locally.

To find out about give-aways, free patterns, and fun sewing tutorials, make sure to follow Erin on
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My Thoughts:

My daughter is getting an American Girl doll for Christmas this year, so when Erin Hentzel contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing her book, I jumped at the chance.  The book is beautiful!  It has 22 projects for American Girl dolls (or other 18″ dolls) including things like a messenger bag, pajamas, and dresses.  The projects are simple and easy enough for a beginning sewer to tackle.  The instructions are easy to follow and there are clearly labeled patterns in the back of the book.

I’m so excited about this book!  My daughter has started to show interest in sewing and crafts like this, so it’s perfect for her.  The projects are perfect for the target age group (8-12) and super cute, too.  My daughter is going to have one well dressed doll!

Source: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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