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.

Monday, June 20, 2016

How to Cut Your First Buttonhole in Felt

If you made the gift card wallet  project from last week, did you wonder how your grown-up made that nice buttonhole? It was quite easy. If you are big enough to use sharp scissors, today you can learn to make your own buttonholes! This technique won't work with every kind of fabric, but it works really well with felt. It is so easy that after doing it once you will probably never need these instructions again! Here's how to do it in four easy steps.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Sewing Project for Kids: How to Sew a Gift Card Wallet for Dad!

Kids who come to sew with me love making gifts for family. This year we are sewing a special gift for Father’s Day which, by the way, is coming up this weekend! If you are looking for a fun gift for Dad why not sew this special gift card wallet for him?
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