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Writtten with a little bit of sass that will appeal to 9- to 14-year-olds, Stitch Camp introduces kids to fiber crafts in a way that not only promises success in the present, but opens the potential for a passion for creating that will last a lifetime. Each of the six chapters focuses on a different fiber craft (sewing, embroidery, crochet, felting, knitting, and weavingWrittten with a little bit of sass that will appeal to 9- to 14-year-olds, Stitch Camp introduces kids to fiber crafts in a way that not only promises success in the present, but opens the potential for a passion for creating that will last a lifetime. Each of the six chapters focuses on a different fiber craft (sewing, embroidery, crochet, felting, knitting, and weaving), opening with a step-by-step introduction to the basic tools and techniques needed to get started. The basics are then supported by three specific projects, graded from total beginner to something a bit more sophisticated. Techniques will be illustrated, and the projects themselves will be created by the intended audience and photographed with kids wearing or using the items. Kids will learn how to sew bean bags (and what games to play with them), create a T-shirt dress, embroider their own "scout" badges, make toasty felted mittens and fingerless gloves, create a funky "monster" zippered change purse, knit a padded cover for their phone or table, crochet an elegant beaded bracelet or necklace, make and play with hacky sacks, and weave decorative patches on their jeans or jackets....

Title : Stitch Camp: 18 Crafty Projects for Kids & Tweens
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ISBN : 9781612127507
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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Stitch Camp: 18 Crafty Projects for Kids & Tweens Reviews

  • Mehsi
    2019-02-15 21:27

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.I am a big fan of crafts, and I am always looking around to find new things to create, to make. So I just had to try out this book when I saw it up on Netgalley.Haha, yep, I definitely agree with the Introduction. Fiber for Kids doesn’t sound like a book about crafts, it indeed sounds more like a book about cereal. :PThere are 6 chapters (Sew, Embroider, Felt, Knit, Crotchet, Weave) in total, and while you can just skip ahead to other chapters, I wouldn’t recommend that unless you know basic sewing. Since several chapters do feature needlework. But if you can sew, know your basics, go ahead and just skip ahead and pick the chapter of your liking.I didn’t really read all the how-to-stuff, since I already know how knit/sew/etc.As for the felting part? Eh, I will just keep on using synthetic even if it might not work right. I am allergic to wool. :( And I feel that they could have at least made a mention that if people truly can’t handle wool they should just go for synthetic/natural.I quite liked that they also added: Did you know? It gave more insight in the specific craft you did, showing how old it was, or giving some facts about it through the ages. It was quite interesting to read.One thing I didn’t like is how wonky the crafted items were. For instance the bean bags at the beginning? I can imagine you may want to show the first results of what kids do, but you may want to add some pictures of how it is supposed to look professionally (sorry, I am still searching for the right word). Now at times you can’t really see the stitches correctly, and that is a shame.Another thing was that this book uses inches… which is nice, but I live in country that uses Metric (just like almost all of the world). It would have been nice if they added centimetres as well, as I or whoever wants to do these things from the book has to calculate/check google to see how x inches is x centimetres. :(But in overall this was a good book, I quite enjoyed reading it, and I will definitely be trying out some of the projects and see how they turn out.Review first posted at

  • Jodi
    2019-01-23 00:35

    We LOVE LOVE LOVED this book! We borrowed it from the library to see if it was any good, and actually read through almost all of it and decided we must purchase it! It has lots of neat projects and good instructions. Can't wait to get it and get started!

  • Meghan
    2019-02-08 21:22

    I like crafts. I like crafts so much so that our linen closet has never been a linen closet -- it's our craft cupboard. (The joy I felt when my daughter's friend came over, opened the cupboard up with a Woah knows no bounds.) My dream job is to craft all day (with kids) and then do some math/programming with them and then some more crafting.And so, I'm getting into reading some crafting books. I requested this one to get some ideas for Brownies, as well as ideas to do with my daughter. I think she (my daughter) would find most of the crafts too convoluted right now (she's eight, and big on instant gratification right now), but me as an eight year old would have been psyched. And I got some ideas for stuff to do with my Brownie troope, so that's good. The instructions are mostly clear -- I did find the knitting and crocheting sections to be more difficult to follow, likely because I know neither how to knit nor to crochet, and was reading the instructions, rather than reading and doing (although, after-the-fact, I did remember we have a crochet hook in the craft cupboard, so maybe I should get that out and learn so that I can start making some amigurumi little things that will make me super super super happy).Any crafty tween-and-up would like this book. Now back to looking at kawaii craft patterns on etsy for inspiration.Stitch Camp by Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman went on sale October 17, 2017.I received a copy free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Eve
    2019-01-23 23:21

    This is a fun and nature set picturesque themed book around the craft of sewing and creating your own fun projects based around the ideas presented in the book. Of which, there are a mix of ideas to create for both boys and girls to try.There are basic tips included to help even very beginners get started and try and have a go too with clear and concise information set to simple, effective diagrams and clear shot photographs.The projects are fun, with beanbag toys, useful ideas for everyday use such as, mason jar sewing kit storage and winter hand warmers, t-shirts, necklaces and bracelets as well as embroidered plaques and pillowcases which could be good as gifts too. There sure is something for everyone to try.The book is set into sections on, Sewing, Embroidery, Knitting, Crochet and even Weaving!I loved this book, as a crafter since I was little (age four I splattered our redecorated kitchen walls with paint... oops! Still sewing grew to be a passion till today still though!) I appreciate the projects and tips being greatly beneficial for kids and beginners. I will be making a rolling pin embroidery floss holder though, very useful as I have a tub of them all tangled which makes it very awkward to use! A great buy for crafty people!Many thanks to the publishers for allowing me to review this book!

  • Bridgett
    2019-02-18 18:32

    I recently received this book for review from the publisher.Let me start off by saying I love books like this. Something that helps us to pass on the crafts and teach the next generation. I collected the Better Home and Garden Needle craft books for a while. The projects being so wonderfully outdated in the ones from the 70's.Stitch Camp is a wonderfully updated version of these vintage books. The projects are simple, but teach the basics of six different needle arts. Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Felt, Embroidery and Weaving. I think I will actually have to adapt the little backpack for grown up use. It is too cute. The instructions are clear and easy to understand and come with photos. All the samples for the book were done by children, which gives the book a very exuberant, happy and somehow a confident air. It certainly makes the projects suggested feel much more approachable. I think if you are a Grown up with little ones to teach, but time, or distance won't let you, this book would be a great help. Even if you have the time, I think kids would appreciate having a book around to look up things on their own. Thank you so much for putting an awesome, fun book like this together! Future generations of needle artists are guaranteed!

  • Vanessa
    2019-02-19 18:23

    Thank you for Netgalley for letting me read and review Stitch Camp: Sew, Embroider, Felt, Knit, Crochet, and Weave! 6 Cool Crafts to Learn and Make by Nicole Blum for an honest review.What a fun book this is and will appeal to both sexes, age 9- to 14-year-olds, or even younger with supervision. There are fun and great projects to make especially as you can wear some of these you have made or you can give them as special gifts, i.e. bracelets, necklaces, winter hand warmers, Mobile phone holders, Hats etc. This book is well illustrated throughout with clear photos and diagrams with excellent clear instructions. I found there was a lot of information on all the projects. It is set into sections: Embroidery, Knitting, Crochet, Sewing and Weaving, so everyone can have a try at making something. All projects look fun to make, and you can show off to you family and friends. I loved this book, and has become one of my favourites for the classroom!A great buy for crafty children!

  • Ryan
    2019-02-06 21:37

    I really like this book and the way it is laid out. It focuses on six types of stitch art, sewing, crocheting, knitting, felting, weaving, and embroidering. Each has simple instructions, and simple projects. What makes this book unique is that in the suggested materials at the front it tells you that materials will be discussed by project, but that you may need youtube videos, this book, and even other books, or friends. Plus, it also tells someone that sometimes no matter how well you do, you just need to switch hands, and that is okay. I also like that the completed projects look like they were completed by a kid/teen, and not a Martha Stewart clone.

  • Amberwench
    2019-02-12 01:30

    A variety of projects for the true beginner that can be easily adapted for any age. Complete tutorials and realistic photos representing what the maker might have when they are finished with each project. A fantastic resource for the self-taught or as a sleep-over DIY party event.

  • Megan
    2019-02-16 20:38

    Stitch Camp is a beginner's guide for hand sewing, embroidery, and similar projects. The directions are clear and the projects are simple. I especially like the embroidery projects. I received an ARC from NetGalley.

  • Davianna
    2019-01-27 00:37

    A nice easy to follow book on fiber crafts including sewing, knitting, & embroidery. The photos were nice and the instructions were clear. I loved the projects and I can definitely see children being able to do them by themselves.I recommend this book for ages 8 & up

  • Snow
    2019-01-21 01:29

    reviewing for Booklist

  • PWRL
    2019-02-06 18:18