Thursday, December 15, 2016

19 Free Kids Christmas Sewing Projects

What could be better during the winter school break than making a few fun projects with friends and loved ones? I love sewing. So, I've put together this roundup of free and easy Christmas projects for kids to sew. This will keep you busy over the holidays. Let's sew!

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

How to Sew an Easy, Felt Snowman Softie

This easy to sew, huggable snowman was inspired by a follower on my Facebook page. Diane asked for an easy, soft sculpture snowman that the kids in her class could sew. She wanted one that was bigger than an ornament. This one is 10½”!

Earlier this fall I was invited to take part in the Sew a Softie for Christmas project and I knew right away what to design. It just had to be this snowman! 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

DIY Felt, Travel Toothbrush Roll

Are you going to any overnighters this summer? Do you need an easy way to carry your toothbrush? This tutorial will show you how to make a super cute, travel toothbrush roll. It's a nice way to keep all your tooth care items together in one place, ready to go when you are. 

Take your toothbrush roll to Grandma’s, or camping trips, or sleepovers … or, any other reason you are away from home and need to take care of your teeth.

Here's how to make one! 

Monday, July 11, 2016

How-to: Add New Thread to the Blanket Stitch, for Kids

Have you been practising the blanket stitch we learned? And have you noticed that sewing the blanket stitch uses a lot of thread? The bigger the sewing project, the more thread you will use and the more often you will have to lock the stitches to re-thread the needle!

Can't figure out how to make a smooth thread-join? Read these directions. They will help you. This is an easy way for kids to add new thread to the blanket stitch. You will see little lumps of thread where the threads connect in this beginner method, but with practice they will be tidy lumps.

If you are ready to learn how to blanket stitch with no knots at all, just skip on down to the video at the bottom of this post.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

How to Sew a Blanket Stitch

How would you like to learn one of the coolest looking stitches I know? It's called the blanket stitch.  If you were to sew a blanket stitch around the edge of a shape, it would look like the pink stitches in the picture.

Imagine that you want to sew two pieces of fabric together to make a stuffie. Maybe it’s a stuffie shaped like a Minecraft creeper or maybe a golden unicorn. Are you picturing it? A blanket stitch will hold the front and the back of the stuffie together, hold the stuffing inside and look really awesome.
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