Saturday, July 29, 2017

#KidsCanLearn2Sew Contest

This summer McCall's and PatternReview are sponsoring a sewing contest just for kids called #KidsCanLearn2Sew. In order to enter to win patterns, fabric, and a new Janome sewing machine you have to submit a 1-minute video of your child learning to sew. This video project was so much fun and gave us a goal to work on while the girls were on summer vacation.
There were a lot of stages of the project like picking out the fabric and pattern, it took my daughter forever to look around at JoAnn's. Luckily, we knew what pattern she wanted, M7426, because we had shopped online but when it came to the fabric she surveyed every knit fabric choice three times at least. 
I was shocked when Kinsey showed me her choices. Inside my mind, I was screaming, "Leggings?? You want to sew knit leggings? Are you sure you don't want to sew a cotton shirt or dress?" but I kept my cool and acted like it was totally fine. 
Which... guess what...it was fine. 
WIP
My older daughter even got into helping her younger sister by videoing her on the iPad. It was great seeing them work together for one goal.

Here is her finished product. I loved that we have this video of her discovering sewing and exploring how to put a sewing pattern together.
We also put together an out take video of her trying to complete the leggings project. We laughed so hard when we made a mistake. Talk about learning how to get over your mistakes, sewing forces you to try and try again if you first don't succeed. The seam ripper is your best friend and you have to rise above to get the best end result.
Here is our Out Takes Video....

I love this video! My favorite out take is when she tears the paper pattern. She is so funny! I hope she wins but we have won just by playing the game. Thank you, McCall's and PatternReview for the amazing opportunity to participate. We will remember this forever!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Scrappy Bits and Pieces

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One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is to pull all of my favorite fabrics out and patchwork small pieces into a beautiful work of art. Most of the pieces I pulled are from earlier collections of Amy Butler Fabrics. These fabrics are out of print and hard to find so I never throw them away.
Patchwork Pincushions
This weekend I created two beautiful patchwork Tic Tac Toe Pincushions. These pincushions are 7" square, large enough for all of your pins and needles. They last forever! I still have my first Tic Tac Toe Pincushion and it is by far my favorite sewing accessory!
Tic Tac Toe Pincushion
The Tic Tac Toe Pincushion design is available free here on this site. If you make one we would love to see it. Tag your Tic Tac Toe Pincushion with #SewSpoiled so we can view it.
Patchwork Pincushion Side 1
But if you want to buy a Tic Tac Toe Pincushion already made with a Sew Spoiled Label, the hard to find Amy Butler and beautiful indigo blue pincushions are available in my Sew Spoiled Etsy shop.
Patchwork Pincushions
These two gorgeous pincushions are ready to ship and be used on your sewing table. I will ship them through priority mail so you can receive it within 2-3 days.
Patchwork Pincushions
If you use the SEWSPOILED coupon code you will receive an extra 15% off discount!
Patchwork Pincushions
I love buying truly handmade products. These pincushions are not made somewhere else and distributed by me, they are made by me and available in my small shop for you. Sew Spoil your self with a Sew Spoiled Pincushion!
Patchwork Pincushions

Thursday, July 20, 2017

My Little Pony Cape Tutorial

If you have little girls you know about My Little Ponies. They are much cooler now, than when I collected them. They also sell My Little Ponies in a multitude of sizes. We recently purchased a Pinkie Pie and Flutter Shy from the Build a Bear shop at the mall. These are larger ponies and of course after buying the pony you have to dress them up. However, my girls are a little different. Instead of  dressing them at the store, we get ideas and make stuff at home.
The tutorial I am going to share today is the My Little Pony Cape, for the large ponies at Build a Bear. This pattern is also reversible so you can make one with two totally different sides and flip flop it for different looking capes.

Print the PDF Template Here.

Materials:
2- Fat Quarters measuring 18" X 22"
1/4" wide elastic
My Little Pony Cape

Monday, July 17, 2017

Key Fobs

Key Fobs
Key Fobs are so easy to make and make excellent gifts for family and friends. 
Here is my Key Fob Tutorial. I love embroidering using the same color thread as the webbing color.