Girl's Guide to DIY Fashion

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-04-01
  • Publisher: C & T Pub
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Give your resident young designer all the tools she needs to create five cute outfits that will take her from home to school to hanging out and back again. From the owner of the NYC sewing studio Pins & Needles comes the definitive guide to mood boards, fashion design, and sewing for girls. The book encourages tweens and teens to sketch their own designs as a way to experiment with color, fabrics, and styles. From sweatshirts and sneakers to jeggings and tights, girls will easily learn how to create hip, trendy outfits and accessories and put their own unique stamp on everything they wear.

Author Biography

Rachel Low is the founder of and head instructor at Pins & Needles, a modern sewing and crafting boutique and studio in New York City. Her mission is to inspire a new generation of sewists. She lives in Manhattan with her dog, Molly.

Table of Contents

Introduction [Chapter Title]
Note for girls and parents
What the girls say - students quotes

Things to Know [Section Opener]
Essential Tools [Chapter Title]
Tools/Supplies [Head 1]
Using the Iron [Head 2]
How to Pin [Head 2]
Sewing Machine Basics [Head 1]
The Parts [Head 2]
How to use it [Head 2]
Hand Sewing [Sidebar]
Your Sewing Space [Head 1]

How to Use This Book [Chapter Title]
Finding Your Creative Style [Head 1]
What Inspires You [Head 2]
What do you love - Let's Doodle [Head 2]
Mood Boards - How-to/room to create your own [Head 2]
How the projects are organized - the process is broken down [Head 1]
How to Use Patterns [Head 1]

Ready to Create! [Chapter Title]
Sewing Words [Head 1]
Things to remember - Safety Tips [Head 1]
Finishing Touches [Head 1]
Hems, Zippers and Buttons [Head 2]

Fun With Fabric [Chapter Title]

Fashion Designing [Chapter Title]
The Basics [Head 1]
Let's practice - samples, stencils and croquis to draw on [Head 1]
Some tips/thoughts from designers [Sidebar]

Projects [Section Opener]
Back-to-School Outfit [Chapter Title]
School-Stylish Double Layer Skirt [Project Title]
Flirty Flower Cardigan [Project Title]
Pretty Pencil Case [Project Title]
Happening Hair Ties [Project Title]
Totally Tights [Project Title]

Fun With Friends Outfit [Chapter Title]
Jeggings [Project Title]
Amazing Appliqué Sweatshirt [Project Title]
Nifty Necklaces [Project Title]
Dynamite D.I.Y. Sneakers [Project Title]
Slumber Party [Chapter Title]
“Peace-Out” Pajama Pants [Project Title]
Sleepover Tote [Project Title]
Sweet Dreams Eye Mask [Project Title]
Friendship Bracelets [Project Title]

Rock'N Summer [Chapter Title]
Ribbon Tie Dress [Project Title]
Hip Halter Top [Project Title]
Fabulous Flip Flops [Project Title]
“Hot” Hair Wrap [Project Title]

Going to a Party [Chapter Title]
Necklace Dress [Project Title]
Party Purse [Project Title]
Glitter Headbands [Project Title]
Glam Shoe Clips [Project Title]

What The Girl's Are Saying [Chapter Title]

Templates [Chapter Title]

Back-Matter [Chapter Title]

Rewards Program

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