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.
A Bag Making Party is a great way to get the ladies together. Have some fabric straps and coffee and see what you can create.
I have a new category on my blog posts for Repairs & Alterations. I have gone through all my old posts and added this to all that apply. I think that if you can repair, repurpose, re-hem, recycle, restyle or alter any clothing is to re-love it.
Learn to Sew Drawstring Pouch is a child tutorial beginner project. This is part of a series in Teaching Children to Sew. -
Wonder Clips vs Craft Clips. I started using Wonder Clips to teach children to sew. They loved these so much more than pins when sewing a seam. They were great...... but expensive. Now there are so many brands of Craft Clips at much lower prices that it is hard to know which ones to choose. I will share with you what I found.
Sometimes your polo shirt or t-shirt gets an annoying little hole. It doesn't look that bad at first, then it begins to grow and be more noticeable. Then you may even stop wearing it because you don't know how to fix it. Repairing a little hole is one of the simplest hand sewing that can be done.
There is a smart way to purchase sewing supplies. First determine who is sewing and what they are making. Start with the basics, then move on. The list of supplies can be endless, but you can begin with just a few. For gifts for The Beginning Sewist read HERE. As...