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Category Archives: Embellishments


Drawstring Bag or Drawstring Backpack?   I love the Kids Can Sew  Level 1 drawstring bag!  It is so useful, I have several around my house to store things in.  My students love making it into a drawstring backpack for carrying their pattern books and supplies to class.  It is so simple to do!    Follow KCS Level 1 Drawstring Bag pattern as indicated with exception to the strings.  We use clothesline rope that is found in your big box stores Read more…


 LETS TIE A PRETTY BOW!   For the 19 Aug 2014 blog we were sewing sashes to embellish our Kids Can Sew dresses! My students love sashes and the big bows. We have them on dresses, aprons, tops, and so much more!  Many students and parents have asked how to tie such pretty straight bows.   It is so easy and with a little practice you can tie the perfect bow too!   1. Wrap the sash smoothly and straight around Read more…


DRESS IT UP WITH A SASH & BOW! Girls love a big bow sash and can make them easily themselves with a little guidance.  When used to tie around a dress or a blouse these give your garments an added fun flair! In this photo, the KCS Level 1 Peasant Gown was made with a fun brown zebra print cotton to become a lovely dress.  To give it that little something extra, a coordinating cotton fabric was used to make the Read more…

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