Using dynamic how to photos and step-by-step instructions written for ages 8 to 12, Amie Petronis Plumley and Andria Lisle teach a variety of techniques using both hand and machine sewing. The 15 projects range from decorative to practical, including an appliqued family crest wall hanging, a patchwork pet bed, a crazy quilt journal cover, and a quilt made from recycled T- shirts. Every project features encouraging suggestions for making truly one-of-a-kind items that express the creative spirit of each young maker.
Amie Petronis Plumley and Andria Lisle are the authors of Sewing School, Sewing School 2, and Sewing School Quilts. Plumley is an elementary school teacher in Memphis, Tennessee, where she inspires students to sew in the classroom, in an after-school sewing club, and at a wildly popular summer sewing camp. Lisle is cultural curator at Fourth Bluff in downtown Memphis, part of the national initiative Reimagining the Civic Commons. They blog together at sewingschool.blogspot.com.