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By Kids Can Sew | March 4, 2013 | Comments Off on Yoyo’s

The YOYO craze!!! It is so easy to embellish your unique creations by adding simple decorations.  One of my favorites is the yoyo. Supplies needed: Scrap Fabric Buttons/odds-n-ends (optional) Thread Iron   1. Select which fabric you want to use and cut out a circle.  The size is up to you.  The bigger the circle, the bigger the yoyo.   2. Iron the edges to ugly side   3. Stitch around edge keeping stitches neat and evenly spaced.   4. Pull Read more…

Sleeveless Peasant Dress

By Kids Can Sew | March 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Sleeveless Peasant Dress

So many possibilities……the Girls Level 1 Peasant Nightgown/Blouse provides plenty of room to add creative and cute embellishments.  For this project, I left the sleeves off the dress and gathered the top with ribbon to create a cute little summer dress.  It’s perfect for fun summer outings and works great as a swimsuit cover-up.  Supplies Needed: Girls Level 1 Peasant Dress/Blouse pattern Fabric Single Fold Bias Tape Ribbon (wider width is recommended) Thread     1. Lay pattern piece out on fabric Read more…

Adding a Ruffle

By Kids Can Sew | February 27, 2013 | Comments Off on Adding a Ruffle

I LOVE ruffles!  I like to add them to just about anything.  I am going to show you a simple way to add a ruffle to the Girls Level 1 Back Slit Denim Skirt.  This is super easy and fun too! Supplies Needed: Skirt: I used back slit denim skirt from Girls Level 1. The skirt is already made except for the bottom hemming. Fabric for ruffle: How much fabric you need will depend on the desired height and width of Read more…

Heart Felt Gift Idea

By Kids Can Sew | February 8, 2013 | Comments Off on Heart Felt Gift Idea

HEART FELT GIFT IDEA Supplies Needed:  2 square pieces of felt in different colors.  Thread for contrast stitching.  1 or more index cards.  Beginner.   Step 1.  Cut a heart 7 1/4 inches tall x  7 1/4 inches wide.  Cut another heart in a different color approximately 3/4 inch smaller.           Step 2.  On the larger heart, stitch a decorative stitch around the edges.           Step 3.  Measure a 4″ opening across the top Read more…

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