Enjoy these children’s books about sewing with beautiful pictures. Get kids excited about sewing and quilting with these fun stories.
I love reading, and I really want to pass that on to my children. To encourage a love of reading, my husband and I often read to our kids. We read all sorts of picture books and chapter books to them.
Since I also love sewing, I started researching children’s books about sewing and quilting, and now I want all of these books! These books are stories about sewing and quilting, they do not teach children how to sew.
Are you looking for more sewing books or gift ideas for a seamstress?
I’ve added a small description of each book, but since I can only fit a short amount I recommend clicking over to read more of the synopsis. There are actually one or two that are non-fiction books that are still about sewing.
Children's Books about Sewing
Enjoy these children's books about sewing with beautiful pictures. Get kids excited about sewing and quilting with these fun stories.
Harriet Powers learned to sew and quilt as a young slave girl on a Georgia plantation. She lived through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and eventually owned a cotton farm with her family, all the while relying on her skills with the needle to clothe and feed her children. Later she began making pictorial quilts, using each square to illustrate Bible stories and local legends.
In this story, you’ll read of dear Mrs. Sinclaire, and you’ll learn of her plentiful stacks of quilt squares. Those in her town each had quilts of their own, carefully crafted by her. But one lived nearby and he had a BIG reason, that he was left cold in the harsh winter season.
Ghosts are supposed to be sheets, light as air and able to whirl and twirl and float and soar. But the little ghost who is a quilt can't whirl or twirl at all, and when he flies, he gets very hot. He feels sad and left out when his friends are zooming around and he can't keep up. But one Halloween, everything changes.
Maxine loves making new things from old things. She loves tinkering until she has solved a problem. She also loves her pet goldfish, Milton. So when it's time for her school's pet parade, she's determined to create something that will allow Milton to march with the other animals.
When a rich, dissatisfied king insists that she give him one of her quilts, she gives him what seems an impossible task: to give away all he owns. One by one, the king gives away his many possessions, and finds that the more he gives away, the happier he is. Finally, when the king has nothing, the quiltmaker gives him the promised quilt.
When Zoey’s school gets rid of uniforms, it’s the best news ever for a girl who loves clothes. Then Zoey’s best friends, Kate and Priti, encourage her to sew her own clothes and start a fashion design blog! The Sew Zoey blog takes off, quickly putting Zoey on the A-list in the fashion world…but will things unravel at middle school?
Long ago, a young girl named Abigail put her beloved patchwork quilt in the attic. Generations later, another young girl discovers the quilt and makes it her own, relying on its warmth to help her feel secure in a new home.
The new quilt is finished, and what a quilt it is! Here is a square from the proud owner's baby pajamas, and one from the shirt she wore on her second birthday. There is even a square of the same material from which her mother made her stuffed dog Sally. How can she possibly sleep when there is so much to look at, and remember, and dream about . . . ?
The kids and grown-ups at a community center begin with lots of colorful fabrics and an idea. Then step by step they make that idea a reality. They design, cut, stitch, layer, and quilt. It's the work of many hands, many hours, and many stories. And the result is something warm and wonderful they all can share.
The time has come for Emily's grandmother to move. At the retirement home, Oma complains about everything! Emily wants to see Oma happy again, but she doesn't know what to do. At home, Emily and her mother begin to sort through Oma's possessions. They find ribbons, lace, curtains and blankets. Surrounded by the faded fabrics, Emily now knows the perfect way to keep Oma's memories by her side -- by stitching a one-of-a-kind patchwork quilt!
Minna and her classmates have been asked by their teacher, Mrs. Bloom, to work on a Kindness Project. Mrs. Bloom wants them to do and draw and share an act of kindness. Minna and her family do lots of kind things, but Minna can’t decide which one is right for her project. Then she starts writing and drawing and cutting—and an idea for a paper quilt picturing many acts of kindness begins to take shape!
Now that Hannah’s papa has decided to make the run for freedom, her patchwork quilt is not just a precious memento of Mama — it’s a series of hidden clues that will guide them along the Underground Railroad to Canada.
For many years, Monday through Friday, Miss Anderson has walked to Parkland School, eager to begin her day's work in her classroom. She is a devoted teacher, beloved by the many children she has taught over the years. After one holiday weekend, Parkland School suffers a devastating flood. But it's not just the building that has been damaged. New supplies and materials, especially books, are needed. Miss Anderson cannot bear to think of her beloved school closed and her students left without materials. And when the answer comes to her, Miss Anderson knows what to do and whom to ask for assistance.
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