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.
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.
What We Did- Easy Sewing Steps
- The kids outlined their drawings with black fabric markers.
- Then they colored their images with colored fabric markers.
- I made sure to iron the fabric so the colors could set in. Then I followed hello, Wonderful’s sewing directions.
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!