Project Teen: Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Actually Love

Project Teen: Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Actually Love

I love to give homemade gifts but when it comes to making something for a teenager, or a tween for that matter, I usually hesitate because I don’t have a clue to what that age group might like. Now I don’t have to worry! The next time I need a gift for a teen, I will consult this book, Project Teen: Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Love (affiliate link) by Melissa Mortenson.

This book offers 21 different projects you can sew. You can choose to make things for them to wear, things that can use to carry, and things for their room. There are projects that will be loved by both girls and guys.

Before you flip right to the projects in this book, take some time to page through the first few chapters. These chapters are full of stuff you really need to know! The author starts out explaining why you should sew for tweens and teens and then shares some great tips for choosing fabric they will love. She then go on to list different tools you will need for sewing projects and she even pictures and describes different sewing feet. She follows that list with a section teaching different techniques such as applique, printing on fabric, fabric distressing, and quilting.

When you are ready to jump into the projects, you will find them divided into 4 different chapters: Things That Travel, Just for Guys, Things to Wear, and Stuff for Their Rooms. Here is a sampling of the sort of projects each chapter holds:

Things That Travel – Tote bags, zippered pouches, purses, a travel blanket, and a flashy folder.

Just for Guys – t-shirt pillows, sporty tablet case, small tech case, and a fleece blanket.

Things to Wear – Headbands, a chalkboard t-shirt, a swimsuit cover-up, and personalized towel.

Stuff for Their Rooms – Decorative and useful quilts and pillows.

No matter who you are sewing for, something in one of these categories will definitely work! I am sure that whatever you choose will be treasured by whoever you are giving it to. If you ask me, many of these projects would also be welcomed by young kids or older adults!

Disclosure: A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher. No further compensation was given and all opinions are my own. As noted above, this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for details.

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