Every day when I pick Peyton up from daycare the kids are doing some sorts of art project. They love to make bracelets and necklaces out of beads and rubber bands. Stitch Camp takes that drive for creating personal items and takes it to the next level.
In Stitch Camp, your child will learn how to sew, knit, crochet, embroider and weave. There are 18 different craft projects too. This book is geared towards 9 to 14 years old but I think you could do a 7 or 8-year-old with a little help of mom or dad.
Stitch Camp is broken out into 6 different chapters with step by step instructions that will help your child master the technique. There are also several projects at the end of each chapter for your child to try.
Chapter 1 – Sew
Your child will learn how to thread a needle, knot it, tie off a stitch and sew a backstitch. At the end of the lesson, your child will be able to make a beanbag that is also a handwarmer, sew a felt envelope, and more.
Chapter 2 – Embroider
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to use an embroidery hoop, sew embroidery stitches and more. There are projects to make an art pillow and scout badge.
Chapter 3 – Felt
This is a unique chapter. Your child will learn how to make arm warmers, cut and sew mittens and make a monster coin pouch.
Chapter 4 – Knit
Just like the chapter title your child will learn basic knitting techniques and will be able to knit when finished with this chapter. They’ll be able to make a phone sweater too!
Chapter 5 – Crochet
Another fun art that kids love to learn is how to crochet. They will learn the chain stitch, single crochet, how to change colors and more before they are finished. They’ll also learn how to make a chain bracelet, pencil roll and more.
Chapter 6 – Weave
I find weaving to be very relaxing and now Peyton will know how to weave too! Plus she’ll learn how to make a woven patch, beaded key fob, and a jar jacket.
By the end of chapter your child will have mastered each technique. There are step by step directions with pictures to help ensure learners of all styles can grasp the concepts.
If you have a 4th, 5th or 6th grader on your list this book is sure to be a hit with them.