I had the awesome privilege of sitting down and chat with Amie Petronius Plumley, the author of the awesome kids sewing books
- Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make
- Sewing School 2: Lessons in Machine Sewing
- Sewing School Quilts
- And the upcoming Sewing School Fashion Design.
In the second half of this interview Amie & I chatted about her toddler sewing class (yes, I said TODDLER). I am completely in awe of the fact that she’s teaching 16 months old how to sew with their parents. I have a feeling you’re going to be totally blown away too.
We also chatted about how important we both feel it is for kids to not only sew their own project, but design it as well. I may have gotten on a bit of a soapbox here, so please bare with me 😉
And who else gives their kids lace sewing challenges? Seems that this is the thing that people love to donate to sewing studios and we found that Amie and I are both very fold of seeing what adorable things kids can make with surplus lace.
I’ll be sharing one more bonus convo we had after we said our goodbyes towards the end of the week, so check back for that!
As you can see, Amie is a pretty cool human being and I enjoyed talking to her a lot!
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Aimee Plumley Biography:
Amie Petronis Plumley is the co-author of Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make and School 2: Lessons in Machine Sewing, Sewing School Quilts, and the upcoming Sewing School Fashion Designpublished by Storey Publishing. Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make has more than 100,000 copies in print and is perennially in the top 10 sewing books on Amazon.com; likewise, Sewing School 2: Lessons in Machine Sewing received a gold medal from the 2013 National Parenting Publications awards and is in its second printing. In addition, Amie co-created a popular Sewing School day camp, oversees a sewing after school program, authors the accompanying blog, www.sewingschool.blogspot.com, and manages the Sewing School Book Face Book and Instagram pages. Her work has been featured on numerous crafting and child-center blogs such as Homeshooling.com, Maya*Made, Soule Mama, and The Crafty Crow, as well as the popular crafting podcast While She Naps. In addition, she teaches sewing workshops for both children and adults, sells her handmade gifts and sewing kits for children at local shops and art fairs, and works with scouting troops.
Amie holds a Masters Degree in Teaching and teaches second grade at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School, a private preschool through eighth grade school nestled in a historic, urban neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee. She has presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Tennessee Association of Independent School (TAIS), and Fairy Dust Teaching on-line conferences. Amie lives and teaches in Memphis and is the mother of two of children, both avid sewers.