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I’ve always loved the idea of sewing, but 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.
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).
Over the years, I have experimented with small sewing projects. But my all time favorites are making pillows. They are simple, easy, and difficult to mess up.
Sewing with kids is even better!
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.
Sewing With Kids- Easy 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!