Book Review: Melissa Mortensen’s Project Teen



Melissa Mortensen of Polka Dot Chair wrote a book! I’m already a huge fan of her amazing blog, so when she asked me if I’d like to review a copy of her new book Project Teen, I was thrilled. Sewing for teens can be hard because they are past that stage where they love ruffles, ribbons, and bows. Especially the boys (lol). Just kidding I never put ruffles on my boys. But sometimes ribbons and bow ties.

Project Teen is full of totally cool things you can sew for a teen including a team blanket, trendy tote, and t-shirt pillows. Everything in the book is well explained with step-by-step photos.


And since it’s so hard for me to read a sewing book like this without getting inspired to make something, I called my girls into my sewing room with me to make some ‘Daddy’s Little Girl Headbands’.

This project is a little bit sewing and a lot of hot gluing. We used thrifted ties instead of raiding daddy’s closet, along with skinny headbands and ribbon.

Chloe (age 9 going on 16) helped me with the hot gluing while Cadie (age 5) measured and cut 3 inch pieces of ribbon.

Cadie also tested each heaband to make sure it worked.

About an hour later we had 5 totally fun and cute headbands. I love doing crafts with my girls.

I totally want to make this quilt.

I totally want to make this quilt.

Oh, and Project Teen has some fun modern quilts too. The You Can Do It quilt is my  favorite.

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Happy Sewing!

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