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All Occasion Banners!

By Kids Can Sew | November 16, 2014 | Comments Off on All Occasion Banners!

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

By Kids Can Sew | October 22, 2014 | Comments Off on Fall Yo-Yo Pumpkins

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

By Kids Can Sew | September 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Halloween BOO Bag

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

By Kids Can Sew | September 17, 2014 | Comments Off on Easy Scrap Basket Wallet

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?

By Kids Can Sew | September 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Drawstring Bag or Drawstring Backpack?

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!

By Kids Can Sew | August 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Lets Tie A Pretty Bow!

 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…

Sash & Bow

By Kids Can Sew | August 19, 2014 | Comments Off on Sash & Bow

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…

Needles

By Kids Can Sew | August 11, 2014 | Comments Off on Needles

Needles Take it from me…needles can certainly make or break your sewing project.  Even certain threads can require special needles.  Our friends at Feathers Flights put together a chart I absolute LOVE!!!  I now have this hanging in my sewing room for all my students to enjoy as well! With all the sewing we do in class, I have found that I am CONSTANTLY purchasing new needles!  I found this wonderful find on Amazon.  You can purchase needles in BULK!!! I only Read more…

How to Cut Felt

By Kids Can Sew | July 30, 2014 | Comments Off on How to Cut Felt

How to Cut Felt I just came across the BEST tutorial on cutting felt!  I am excited to try this on my next felt project.  Felt is a staple around my sewing school.  We embellish as much as we can using felt.  We hope you find this useful too!  Big thanks to Benzie Design for this wonderful tutorial!  You can find the felt tutorial here. Happy felt cutting!! ~Lyndee

Placemat Totes

By Kids Can Sew | April 29, 2013 | Comments Off on Placemat Totes

Fun Totes For the Summer! Whether it’s a day at the beach or taking a trip to the library, it’s always helpful to have fun and colorful totes to hold all your necessary summer paraphernalia.  Below are a couple of examples of things you can do to emebellish the basic placemat tote bag.   Supplies: 1. Placemats 2. Various ribbons and other decorative elements you would like to embellish with 3. Placemat Tote Directions – Camp Collections Book 2     Example Read more…

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