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Review | Let’s Sew Together by Rubyellen Bratcher

Simple sewing techniques make craft time fun for kids and grown-ups alike, with ideas for vintage-inspired clothes, accessories, quirky home décor, cute toys, and sweet gifts designed by the mom behind the popular parenting and craft blog Cakies.

Let’s Sew Together
Rubyellen Bratcher

*** Special THANK YOU to Blogging For Books for providing me with a review copy. My review is my own personal opinion.***



Don’t just sew for your kids. Sew with them! Rubyellen Bratcher has invented 30 simple projects that encourage families to spend more time together through DIY activities. This mom of four learned how to sew at her local fabric shop, but soon found that her daughters were her greatest source of inspiration. Documenting her family’s daily life and DIY adventures online, Rubyellen’s blog, Cakies, has steadily grown into a destination for parents and crafters of all ages. In her first book, she offers 30 projects for kids and grown-ups to make together, including a handpainted skirt, scribbled placemats, a robot friend, easy felt party garlands, overstuffed dollhouse pillows, a gorgeous world-map quilt, and much more. Each chapter also includes no-sew projects, educational activities, play ideas, and reading suggestions to encourage imagination and learning.


Rubyellen Bratcher started Cakies as a craft blog documenting her growing love for sewing. She has since been named a Top Mom Blogger on Babble, and has been featured in Family Fun Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Babiekins, Cookie magazine, Apartment Therapy, Design for Mankind, HGTV, and many other print and online venues. She is also a contributor to the popular blog A Beautiful Mess. A former elementary school teacher, she is now mama to four girls: True, Brave, Soul, and Glow. She lives in California. Her chronicle of daily life can be found HERE


These projects are fun, creative and easy- I love “Let’s Sew Together”!
LST is chock full of illustrations and step by step photos of the projects as well, which I love.

I learned sewing in high school Home EC- I’m no expert, I mainly sew easy projects for fun, so complicated sewing books or sewing instructions are NOT for me…that’s why I’m thrilled to have found this book.
With everything from Getting Started to Sewing Terms to Kid Friendly Sewing Tips, this book has it all!

From clothes to jewelry to toys to party favors…there are so many great projects! I really loved the “Let’s Learn” chapter that shares special sewing projects that are school/homeschool related.

I can’t wait to share some of the projects with my tween Sunday School class at church! Don’t miss Let’s Sew Together…it’s sew fun!!!



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