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« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2005 02:58:37 PM »

I'm just beginning too, and I wouldn't recommend a circle skirt because I've tried it like 3 times and it always gets fucked up. maybe try a normal mini skirt? that doesn't seem too hard. you should probably begin with reconstructing old clothing, so at least you have something to work with already.

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« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2006 02:31:51 PM »

   My cousins are coming over. They are about 7 or 8 years old and both of them like to sew and want to learn how, I need a simple project we can handsew. Any suggestions or links to projects are greatly apprecited.

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« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2006 03:06:31 PM »

This might be a little too simple and it may sound stupid, but you could simply cut out little rectangles and have them make their own rectangle monsters.  Have them sew the rectangles together, then turn it inside out.  Stuff with stuffing and sew up the turning hole. 

Then they could use smaller bits of fabric for the face, or simply use permanent markers.  You could also glue the fabric pieces on if you don't think they're up to applique yet.

I'm kind of assuming your cousins are girls for this next suggestion, but if they  have dolls they like to play with, you could make little skirts for the dolls.  This would be really easy, and they are so many ways to mix it up! 

I hope some of this helps.  Have fun with your cousins!
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2006 03:38:51 PM »

Do 7-8 year olds still lose baby teeth?? You could have them make their own tooth fairy pillows. They're simple rectangles sewn together with stuffing in the middle. An extra pocket sewn on the front for the tooth, and viola!
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2006 01:23:00 PM »

Thanks!  Grin

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« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2006 03:24:18 AM »

Here are a few simple projects that might interest them... some of these have been contributed by craftsters so we know they are top notch !! lol

Dream Pillow (scented pillow)

Eye Pillow

Froggie Heat Pack

Furry Rat Doorstop

Mary Jane Slippers

plus heaps more in the sewing section that may suit...


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« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2006 05:21:15 AM »

Love the slippers!

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« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2006 04:56:48 PM »

have them sew pillows!!  i did this in fourth grade..very fun!! get some white fabric and some fabric markers and have them draw on it, any kind of design and maybe sew sequins on it. and the back of the pillow can have fun fur or it can be another decorated side and they can hand sew the pillow together.

I like the monster idea too.

or you could have them sew tiny drawstring purses to hold coins or something.

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« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2006 06:56:21 PM »

Thank You!!

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« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2006 09:06:17 PM »

I've never really sewn much before, but looking at this website and all of the amazing things you guys can create has really inspired me to learn!  Any tips for how to get started and what some good beginner projects are to do? 

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