Sometimes finding modest ready-to-wear clothing for girls can be difficult. Often they are too short or too tight. Use these suggestions to avoid the mother-daughter struggles. Sometimes going up a size or two is really all the solution you need. This may require some slight alterations. Today I am a...
An easy way to make a handmade gift is to start with a ready-made apron and add a fun pocket. This DIY Bunny Pocket only needs some playful fabric to turn a plain apron into a cute rabbit kid apron.
Pacifier Clips are a quick and easy project to make to use or give as a gift. A pacifier attaches easily to the loop end. The clip attaches securely onto a baby bib, clothing or infant carrier. Materials needed: Scrap of fabric elastic or ribbon metal clip See materials list...
If you are buying a gift for anyone who loves sewing, first know one thing: We can never have enough fabric and we never get tired of having one more sewing item. With that said, the following are sewing items that I have compiled from the most practical to the most frivolous.
Hand sewing is the best way to begin the life-long journey of sewing love. A hoop button project is the best first sewing project for children. They will learn how to handle a needle and thread to make stitches. The hoop keeps the fabric straight. Buttons add a quick brightness to their project.
Giving a child a fun sew kit is one of the best things you can do to introduce them to the world of sewing. This may be the first step in teaching a child to sew. Pick some essential sewing tools and put them in a fun case to begin a life-long journey of sewing.
This Easy DIY Activity Tote is perfect for children to have some activity essentials on-the-go. This is a project that your children can learn about designing and learn to sew for themselves. The strap can be worn on the shoulder or as a cross-body bag.
The easiest way to cut fabric on a straight line is with a rotary cutter, mat and ruler. No question! But, do not recommend children using a rotary cutter. Also, if you are new to the sewing scene, you may have not invested in one yet. So if you do not have one, (or should not use one) there are other ways to cut a pattern.
I love Creativebug. I have found it to be a great resource in teaching children how to sew. It has wonderful instructional videos not only on sewing, but on a variety of arts and crafts. You can try it for one month for $1 with this offer below. **This post...
Steamfast Mini steam iron. An iron is one of the most necessary pieces of equipment that you need when you sew. I have a great Rowenta iron that I absolutely love. I wanted a small iron to take with me when I give sewing lessons. I found the Steamfast Mini Steam Iron on Amazon and it is perfect for the job.