This is the KCS 2nd Year Drop Waist Capris with insert floating pockets. You can make these pockets in many different shapes.  Very easy too! For 1 pocket you need: 2 pieces of fabric the same size. One is used for the facing which will not be seen.  The other can be contrasting or the same as garment as it will be seen. I made a 3.5″ circle pocket hole.   My fabric pieces measure 5.5″ x 8″. Mark the pocket opening Read more…


This pocket seen on the Level 1 Classic Peasant Blouse is called a patch pocket. It can be made in many shapes. Photo 1: Left pattern is finished pocket size. Right pattern has a 1/4″ seam allowance plus 1 1/4″ above the fold line.  The fold line is exactly the top of the finished pocket. Photo 2: Shows cut out pocket same size as larger pattern. Photo 3:  Use your pattern to lie on top of cut fabric wrong side up. Read more…


I am excited to share how easy it is to add a kangaroo pocket to a top!! For this project I am using the KCS Sport Top from the 2nd Year workbook and patterns.  I used fleece to make this warm cozy top.   Cut a rectangle of fabric of choice: width of the front top piece x height 8 to 10 inches depends on size of top. I used 8″ for xs top. Now shape your pocket. I made mine Read more…


Red and Green Glitter Buttons embellish the Level 1 Classics Round Neck Blouse!    Gather your completed blouse, favorite buttons, thread and needle, and your favorite fabric marking tool. Spread your buttons around into a pattern you like on the blouse.  Mark where each button will be sewn on.      Once you have them all sewn on enjoy wearing it with your favorite pants or skirt.  Here it is with the Level 2 Ruffle Skirt! Enjoy!  – Becky Fisher  


I love banners and use them for many occasions.  They are easy to make and can make a statement.   My sewing students love the banner that outlines our entire room.  I have used many of the scraps they have left behind and they get a kick out of pointing out “their” fabric.   If you look on the internet you will see many banner styles and shapes. “Give Thanks”  Supplies: Burlap, fabric scraps for orange ties, thread (for sewing machine), black paint, Read more…


Fall Yo-Yo Pumpkins! These darling pumpkins are quick and can be finished by my students in a one hour class.  They are made like a typical yo-yo styled round fabric with a simple running stitch.   Supplies needed: Fall colored fabric scraps A dinner plate Needle and thread Stuffing/fiberfill Jute/twine   —————————————————————————————————–                        1.  Find a circle size you like.  A dinner plate works well. Trace and cut 1 circle.  2.  Fold Read more…


Halloween BOO Bag I made Halloween bags for my grandchildren using the Kids Can Sew Camp Collections #2 Fun Bag pattern.  It sews up in a jiffy and is just the right size for fun at Trunk or Treat or visiting the neighbors!   Supplies: See KCS Camp Collections #2 Scrap fabric for letters Paper backed fusible web Letter pattern How to make your letter pattern: I use Microsoft Word.  Find a letter you like. I used MS Gothic and sized Read more…


Easy Scrap Basket Wallet! There are days when my students finish a project and have some extra time in class.  That is when they can raid my scrap basket!  A favorite project is this wallet.  Some can make it up in 30 minutes or less!!  I love that they can sew up something cute and quick! Speaking of cute and quick… I hope all the KCS registered instructors have seen the Rag Keychain in the NEW Pattern Pantry!  Now my students Read more…


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…

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