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I Can Make My Own Accessories review

I Can Make My Own Accessories book

I love craft books and it seems my enthusiasm has passed to my children too. Every time they hear the sound of the postman dropping a book through the letterbox they rush to open it.  Next month sees the publication of I Can Make My Own Accessories, a follow-on from the popular I Can Make Dolls’ Clothesboth from Thames & Hudson.

Written by former head of Children’s Wear Design at Liberty of London Louise Scott-Smith, and graphic designer Georgia Vaux, I Can Make My Own Accessories features on-trend pieces such as a festival garland and brooch.

With easy-to-follow guides, this creative book teaches children aged 7+ how to customize their own fashion accessories, express their own style, and provides fashion enthusiast parents with something fun to make with their children during the summer holidays and beyond.

I Can Make My Own Accessories

This is a lovely book to read together. You can create a flowery, festival hair garland, a furry bag charm, a jewelled statement collar necklace and much more with this new book for aspiring young fashion designers.

Each  tutorial is well set out with a list of equipment, illustrated instructions and a photo of the finished product. Then there is a section of the book which is given to using the techniques you have learned to design and create your own fashion accessories. This is a great section as it encourages you to try your own thing. The book ends by setting out the basics of sewing, including how to thread a needle, sew a running stitch, and affix poppers and buttons.

I Can Make My Own Accessories

My 6 year old is really keen on sewing at the moment so I can’t wait to try some of these projects with him. I think it’s just what he needs to try simple projects but then use them as a base for other things. I know his younger sister will want us to make a few of the items for her too. I see a busy summer holidays in front of us!

I Can Make My Own Accessories by Louise Scott-Smith and Georgia Vaux is published by Thames & Hudson on 11th August 2016. It is suitable for ages 7+.



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    August 3, 2016 at 11:18 am

    This is such an adorable way to spend quality time with the kids. What a great summer holiday idea!

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    Olivia Jade Thristan
    August 3, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Sounds like the best idea to keep children occupied, I would of loved something like this on the school holidays! x

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    August 4, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    […] letter with my sewing machine. I even made a little tassle for the lunch bag, from a tutorial in I Can Make My Own Accessories which I reviewed here. As you can see my daughter loves her new bag. Hopefully she’ll love […]

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