Here are several tutorials for kids and grown-up as well. I'm happy to share my creations but don't forget to consider the labor for making them. If like me, you love sharing your creations, I would appreciate you give the origin or tag me in your posts. And don't hesitate to give me your feedback! 

 

Thank you and happy sewing & crafting!

My Pretty Case !
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies:

  • 35 x 22 cm of fabric (outside)

  • 35 x 22 cm of fabric (inside)

  • 35 x 22 cm of featherweight fusible interfacing, just in case you use a light fabric for outside

  • 45 cm of trim (rick rack, piping, pompoms…)

  • 20,5 x 10 cm of clear plastic

  • Assorted thread

  • Buttons

 

Download and enjoy the tutorial :

Turn a slap band in a pretty bracelet
 

Maybe your kids already got a slap band in a goody bag or somewhere else. If you don’t know yet this kind of funny bracelet (that when you slap it on your arm, it turn itself around the wrist) you can purchase them anywhere, in toys shops or drugstores as well for less than $1. In general, decoration isn’t very pretty but it’s so easy to customize !

 

If you have scraps of fabrics, tulle, pompoms you can make this customization easily. Take the first plastic or fabric band off and keep the slap band. You can use the first band cover like a pattern for the new one. Make the new cover with the fabric of your choice and put it on the band. You can either put ornaments before or after covering the band, it’s up to you ! Very often it’s easier for kids to sew the decoration after, so as to avoid sewing both sides of bracelet together. Et voilà !

 

No sewing machine? Use fusible web tape ! Here is just an idea, but use your imagination and put other pretty ornaments !

 

 

 

The hair-clips wallet

 

For traveling or just to put hair accessories at your home, kids and tweens as well will love their tiny hair-clips wallet !

 

Note for the sewist : Too small to put all your stuff ? Make it bigger with more pockets by changing the measures of the width and lenght ! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You need :

 

- Less than a fat quarter of fabrics to get : 

 

2 rectangles of 20 cm/16 cm for inside and outside

 

1 rectangle of 12 cm/16 cm for the pocket

 

1 rectangle of 6 cm/4 cm to attach the wallet

 

- 2 Kam plastic snap buttons to attach

 

- 2 ribbons pieces od 16 cm for the hair-clips

 

- assorted thread for the machine 

 

 

Now you have every supplies, you are ready to follow step by step the instructions written on the pictures here below : 

 

 

 

 

 

The pocket
The pocket

Fold the pocket fabric in 2 equal parts of 6cm/16cm, iron and pin to topstitch all along the folded edge

The inside liner
The inside liner

Make marks on both lengths of 20 cm, a seam allowance of 1 cm, 3 parts of 6 cm for each fold and a seam allowance of 1 cm.

Pin ribbons and the pocket
Pin ribbons and the pocket

With the marks you made at the previous step, you are able to pin the ribbons in the middle of each part of 6 cm and put the pocket in the third part.

Ribbons and pocket
Ribbons and pocket

Make a seam on each side of the pocket and the ribbons. Add a small seam in the middle of the ribbons and in the middle of pocket if you want to divide it in two parts.

The attaching band
The attaching band

Fold and iron the small rectangle of 6/4 cm to get a rectangle of 3/4cm. Sew both sides of 4 cm and turn it over. You can iron and topstitch all around (optional).

Ready to sew both liners !
Ready to sew both liners !

Put the attaching band on the fabric, in the middle of the 16 cm side.

The outside liner
The outside liner

Put the outside liner, backside face-up on the project, ribbons, pocket, attaching-band hidden between both layers. Keep a no-sew zone and sew with straight stitch all around (except this striped zone).

The wallet starts to look great !
The wallet starts to look great !

Turn over the wallet on the right side and flip over the corners to make them nice. Iron your work. You can admire !

Put the buttons
Put the buttons

You still have a hole, so as you are able to put your kam snap button on the outside liner.

Place the button on the waller
Place the button on the waller

The outside button takes place in the middle of the width, where is the pocket. Try to fold your wallet and it will be easier to understand where to put the mark.

here it is
here it is

This button will match with the attaching band

Last step, topstitch !
Last step, topstitch !

Now, you have just to finish by a topstitch all around the wallet, to close the hole you used to turn it over on the right face and also, to make it nice.

Have fun organizing your stuff !
The tiny bunting 

 

A pretty accessory to decorate a birthday cake and easy to realize with a kid !

 

Note for the sewist : After the party, you can use it as a decoration for your doll house (take the skewers off), for embelishment of the plants and even like a neckless. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You need :

 

- 2,3 or 4 different scraps of fabric (I used 3),

 

- a peace of small rickrack (about 60 cm),

 

- fabric glue,

 

- thread for the machine, 

 

- pattern : a triangle of 4 cm / 4 cm / 3 cm,

 

- Bamboo skewers

 

- a glue gun or regular glue 

 

 

Tips :

- Instead of the rickrack, you can use whatever you want to attach the triangles  and play with different trims: metalic or neon ribbons, bias or whatever you have.

- You can make different shapes, rectangles, hearts, circles, etc.

- You can make it smaller and linear, not a circle with 2 bamboo skewers for a small cake. 

 

Now, you are ready to follow step by step the instructions written on the pictures here below : 

 

 

Pattern
Pattern

use a triangle with these measures

Cutting the triangles
Cutting the triangles

Glue and fold the fabrics to get print on both sides of the bunting. The fold is the top of the triangles. Cut as many triangles as you want, I cut 18 for my bunting (6 for each type of fabric).

The wee bunting
The wee bunting

Lay out the triangles as you want and machine stitch through the center of the rickrack. Keep 2 cm without triangles when you start and when you finish so as to be able to attach both extremities together. Stick 3 or 4 bamboo skewers.

Done !
Done !
little pincushion bracelet 

 

Cute and very useful project  !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You need :

 

- a fabric circle (15 cm diameter)

 

- stuffing 

 

- a lid jar (with ring and falt lid),

 

- an elastic band (size according your wrist), 

 

- a piece of cardboad to cut in circle of the diameter's lid.

 

 

In extra : trims to decorate around the cushion and the elastic, pompom, beads or whatever...

 

Stools : a glue gun and a stapler.

 

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Sew the elastic to get the bracelet

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2

Put this elastic between the 2 parts of the lid

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3

Put the cardboard piece in the center of the fabric piece

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4

Staple the fabric and the cardboard together in order to stuff it

And follow the pictures step by step... 

 

 

the Clear basket

 

Fun and super easy even without stitch for crafters !

You need :

- A transparent plastic sheet 50 cm x 29 cm to get a rectangle basket

 

- Bias tape "extra wide, double fold" 52 cm (4 x 13 cm)

 

- Assorted thread

- or masking tape of your choice to avoid sewing. Less strong but pretty as well!

See the photo of the basket with pink masking tape at the bottom of this page.

 

And follow the pictures step by step... 

 

1- Create the pattern
1- Create the pattern
2 - Cut the plastic
2 - Cut the plastic
3- Keep the plastic layer
3- Keep the plastic layer
4- The bias tape
4- The bias tape
5- Pin every sides and bias together
5- Pin every sides and bias together
6 - sew with a large stitch
6 - sew with a large stitch

A few notes to help you :

 

- To cut the plastic sheet you can hold the pattern with tape and take it off after, see

pictures 1, 2

 

 

- Fold and iron each end (0,5 cm) on both sides of the 4 bias pieces of 13 cm to get them 12 cm, see picture #4

 

 

- Pin together every sides and the bias on each corners, see picture #5

 

 

- Use a large straight stitch,(3 on on my sewing machine). With vinyl and plastic it's better to sew with a quite large stitch to create a more robust seam, see picture #6

 

 

- You can change the dimensions of the pattern to get a square by 29 cm x 29 cm

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