Thursday, 8 September 2016

Get Into: Sewing

Good morning! Guess what's published today-hay?


My book, that's what!!!!!!! Yes, September 8th sees the publication of Get Into: Sewing by Jane Marland!!!! Get Into: Sewing is the first in a series of creative craft titles by Wayland Books designed to get kids interested in popular hobbies. The eleven projects in my book use simple hand sewing techniques and are fun, colourful and easy-to-follow. 

The book is aimed at 8-11 year olds and the projects are suitable for a range of abilities. Here's the complete Contents list.


I've included some absolute beginner projects such as Lavender Bags and simple Felt Flowers….


There are a few projects that are a bit more involved, such as brightly coloured Bunting…


 … and a smart Pencil Roll…


The shirt cushion project is a very simplified version of one of the tutorials on my blog, especially adapted for hand sewing. Once the front and back are cut out all that's required is some neat backstitching!


And my favourite project in the book is probably the Juggling Ball - fun to make and such a cool present!


I'm slightly biased, but I think it's a great introduction to sewing for children! And if you know of any little people who might enjoy it (or even big people!) it's available from Amazon as of today at £12.99! I've been told it's also being published in Australia around the same time and am awaiting details of availability in the US and Canada. I'll add an update to this post as soon as I know.

Have a great day! x

EVERYBODY in my family will be getting a copy for Christmas!





66 comments:

  1. That is fantastic!!! Hugh congratulations Jane!!!

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    1. Thanks Suzie, I'm happy with hugh congratulations! x

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  2. Congrats Jane, what an achievement. I hope you inspire many young uns to sew :)

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  3. Fantastic congratulations, my daughters would love it.

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    1. Oh I hope so! Some of the projects are really cute! x

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  5. Yay and Hurrah congrats to you well HUGE CONGRATS actually! you must be so proud and excited and deservedly so! Well done, will you be doing a book tour and signings?? I would queue for hours for you....xxxx

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    1. Thank you lovely! 😘😘 You're so kind! Don't think there's any budget for book tours but I'll sign any that come my way! xx

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  6. Congratulations! Your book looks great and so fun!

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    1. I'm glad it looks fun, it was fun to write! x

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  7. Congratulations Jane it looks great!! Having taught textiles in secondary schools, these projects would be great intros for y7 kids. Any teachers reading - get some in for your school!

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    1. Thanks so much Wendy! I agree about it being suitable for Year 7 - a gentle introduction before they let them loose on the sewing machines! xx

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  8. Congratulations, it looks wonderful!

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  9. What wonderful timing for the holidays and some special children in our lives. Congrats!!!

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    1. Hopefully, there are some cool holiday projects in it! Thanks! x

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  10. Congratulations Jane. What a great achievement.

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  11. Kudos on your latest achievement, Jane!

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  12. Congrats Jane, how exciting for you! It looks fun and colorful, just like you. :D xx

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    1. Oh you sweetheart Tasha! xxxx I'm thrilled with the final look of the book though, they took the bare bones of my projects and really made them exciting and colourful for kids. x

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  13. Congratulations Jane, that's fantastic!

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  14. Congratulations! To be an author on a subject you love must be the BEST feeling! Well done!

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  15. Amazing! Congratulations! :)

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  16. You superstar, you! This is truly a thing of brilliantosity and should be celebrated thus!! xxx

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    1. Definitely to be celebrated! Thank you darling! x

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  17. Jane, you look born to be an author! Those books suit you!! Love the idea of the juggling balls, Here's to much more authorial success.

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    1. Why thank you, I could get used to posing in front of a pile of books! x

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  18. Ah Congratulations! that is fab. My girl is 9 and loves to sew so father Christmas might have to get that one! Jo x

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    1. Ah great Jo, she's the perfect age! x

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  19. How exciting for you! Congrats on the book publish!

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  20. Congratulations Jane! It looks fab! Just the ticket to get kids excited to sew

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  21. Wow such an inspiring book for young sewers! Congratulations and I love everything about the look of the pages and the projects. Hopefully I can get my two into sewing one day xxx

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    1. Thank you Marilla, you sweetheart! x

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  22. Great idea Jane. Too many kids today do not know the home arts and crafts; they cannot get away from their cell phones long enough! I am sure they miss out on a lot this way. Good on you for contributing to something a lot of the children will grow up to treasure and may even have a special affinity for.

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    1. Thanks for such a lovely comment! x

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  23. It looks beautiful Jane, ruddy well done! And I love that Xmas is now sorted...hehe ;o)

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    1. Thanks love! Yep, easiest Xmas shopping ever! x

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  24. Well done you! The book looks beautiful. What a fantastic achievement.

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  25. Congratulations, Jane! Well done! Your book looks the perfect vehicle to excite youngsters into trying stitching (and maybe becoming life-long addicts like some of us!) Susan

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    1. If I can entice a few youngsters over to stitching I'll be delighted! x

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  26. Congratulations. I've just put one in my basket for the first Christmas present of the year

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    1. Oh wow, that's fab! Thank you very much! x

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  27. Congratulations Jane you must be very excited & proud. The book looks great.

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  28. Awesome Jane, is this the first of many more books? I am so pleased for you, i love your blog it's so more interesting then most. Always something different, have to say your dress style is similar to mine.
    Rosie xx

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    1. Oh thank you! Who knows if there will be more books?! I just hope this one does well! xx

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  29. Oh, well done Jane! This is brilliant! One of my little nieces shall find a copy in her Christmas stocking I've decided. I shall see if I can find the Aussie publication - postage should be much cheaper that way. Hooray! :)

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    1. Oh hoorah, hope your niece likes it! My Australian nieces will be getting it for Xmas too! x

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