In the book that sent the Planet Girl series into orbit, old jeans turn into stylish DIY self-expression for girls.
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Grade 5-8–Warwick combines a love of denim with some simple crafts that will have readers thinking and feeling like fashion designers. The projects use old jeans and show how, with some simple embellishments and very little cash, they can create a whole new wardrobe, among other items. The book begins with all the important stuff such as parental permission to cut up clothing and the basics of sewing and working with the fabric. It includes 17 projects from re-wearable jeans to purses and wallets to bolsters and footstools to halters and skirts and more. All include clear, easy-to-follow instructions and informative illustrations. The artist has depicted a variety of hip-looking girls in cartoon style to help show the way. They provide an energetic invitation to try the projects. Many of the crafts could be done in a classroom or library setting–if you can get the volume away from the girls long enough to plan the program.–Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA
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Gr. 5-8. Recycle is the operative word for this nifty sewing book that explains, step-by-step, exactly how to turn those old blue jeans into something new, chic, and fun. Readers will need to have a sewing machine handy (along with someone to help them thread it and show them how to stitch backward and forward if they've never used one), but otherwise, no fancy skills are necessary to put together the 17 projects showcased here. Update favorite jeans with embroidered cuffs; convert old denims into a "flirty" skirt with a colorful inset; use pant legs to make a fancy carryall or a book cover. Directions (including those for basic embroidery stitches) are clear and quite thorough; cartoons and diagrams give a trendy look to the book as well as additional construction guidance; and the enclosed spiral binding allows the book to lie flat--right next to the work area. A great addition to the craft shelf. Stephanie Zvirin
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