Friday, September 13, 2013

Kick Off Week Summary

Pin It To launch this new endeavor, we had two weeks of guest bloggers post their tips and techniques when sewing for tweens.  So we need to send a big thank you to:
-Justine from Sew Country Chick
-Shannon from Little Kids Grow
-Michelle from Falafel and the Bee
-Gina from Party of 8
-Catherine of cathgrace
-Stacy from the Land of KA
They shared how they have had success in sewing for their tween children.  They even shared tutorials (lace overlay, Anthro inspiration) and a pattern that you can adapt for your child.

And if you read their advise, you will see common themes.  We have consolidated those themes and tips into the top ten tips.

Sewing for a tween is different than sewing for a toddler.  They have a much more defined and personal sense of style.  Importantly, they have an ever changing body.  Therefore, when you sew for a tween you must be careful to get the fit right ... both for their body and their personality. You might also want to take this into consideration when thinking about fabric. It seems like a favorite is using knit, because it 'grows' with them a little more than wovens and it's a little more allowing for things like curves that come with those changing bodies. 

So please stay with us and join the conversation on how we can sew for our tweens in this exciting and changing time.


  1. Wise words to live by, looking forward to following :-)

  2. "Request input from your child" Absolutely!


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