Make pillows of your kids' artwork. Super easy sewing project.

Sewing With Kids, A Simple and Easy Kid’s Pillow You Can Make

I’ve always loved the idea of sewing, but I always felt frustrated.  As a kid, I tried to use my mom’s nineteen seventy-something sewing machine, but something always broke.

The tension was never right, the thread always bunched, and the needles always cracked in half. Then followed the weird burnt motor smell!

I didn’t give up! After college, I invested in a brand new sewing machine. I began to experiment and actually read the manual.

I made my first duvet cover out of two sheets from a Martha Stewart Magazine tutorial. (This was the pre-internet age).

Today, I love little easy sewing projects. Let me show you my new favorite kids’ art pillow inspired by hello, Wonderful.

Make pillows of your kids' artwork. Super easy sewing project.

I tried this easy sewing project with my all of my art classes. I asked each of my students to bring their favorite stuffed animal to class. 

The kids sketched their stuffed animals on a piece of copy paper and then they traced their designs with carbon paper to their piece of white fabric. 

 

 

Make pillows of your kids' artwork. Super easy sewing project.
Make pillows of your kids' artwork. Super easy sewing project.
Make pillows of your kids' artwork. Super easy sewing project.

What We Did- Easy Sewing Steps

  1. The kids outlined their drawings with black fabric markers.
  2. Then they colored their images with colored fabric markers. 
  3. I made sure to iron the fabric so the colors could set in. Then I followed hello, Wonderful’s sewing directions.
Make pillows of your kids' artwork. Super easy sewing project.

If you love easy sewing projects, this is a great little project to turn a flat drawing into a soft sculpture. Moreover, the kids will absolutely love to recreate their favorite stuffed animal.

This can also be a great project to give as a gift for Mother’s Day. 

Even if you are a novice sewer, this is a project you can’t screw up. I promise! 

You can find more of hello, Wonderful on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Follow her, to find amazing modern arts and crafts!

Make pillows of your kids' artwork. Super easy sewing project.

Marina Gallovitch
flashbugsstudio@gmail.com

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