Well we’re down to the wire here – one week left!!! I am looking forward to getting things finished up soon and hanging out with the kids and baking this week.
We also have lots of family arriving this week so I should possibly also clean my house. Or I could just wrap every surface in garland to cover up dust and call it good. ;)
If you are still working on gifts or needing ideas, I have a super easy one to share with you. This was originally posted at The Scrap Shoppe a few weeks ago, but here it is again in case you missed it.
As a bonus, I also have new, additional images for you to download and print out!
I’m sharing my tutorial for this darling Sewing Kit. A perfect stocking stuffer or gift!
My inspiration is this little sewing kit from the Land of Nod.
This one is so fun and easy and has so many options!
I’ve have really enjoyed doing some projects printing on fabric – this is perfect for that.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own kit.
• Fabric for printing – white or light color
• Freezer Paper
• Fabric for Sewing bag
• Scissors, Needles and Thread for kit
• Box for sewing kit
• Downloads for printing (at the end of the post)
Begin by cutting out your fabric and freezer paper – you want them to be 8 1/2″ x 11″.
Iron the shiny side of the freezer paper to the fabric.
Print one page at a time. Place your fabric in the printer so that when it feeds through, the printer will print directly onto the fabric. The freezer paper is just there to keep it stabilized.
Sometimes you will get little ink marks along the top or sides of the fabric. It’s a good idea to have a little extra fabric in case you need to reprint something.
Cut out all your bird and wing pieces. Leave a little white around the dashed lines.
Peel off the freezer paper.
Now your fabric pieces are all ready for your little ones to sew together!
To make the bag to hold all their supplies in, cut a rectangle of fabric 13″ x 28″.
(Ignore the fact that I neglected to iron this – apparently through the entire post. Nice. :)
Cut another set of fabric and freezer paper and print out the sewing kit image.
Trim around the image. Fold your rectangle in half with the cut ends together. Position your image in place on the bag and machine sew on.
Hem the sides at each end for about 3″. Sew a casing into both top edges, wide enough for your ribbon. Sew a seam at the bottom and top of the casing.
Fold the bag in half again, right sides together, and sew the two side seams. Sew the small part above the casing together as well.
Turn your bag right side out and feed a ribbon through each casing. Knot the ends of the ribbon.
Gather all your supplies for the kit. I’ve showed you here how the Momma bird is sewn together.
You’ll need to coach your little ones on how to sew along the edges, stuff the birdie, and sew the opening closed.
Get a small box to hold embroidery floss, needles and tiny scissors. I used a soap box and the scissors came from a drugstore sewing kit. Both were only $1.
I wrapped several colors of embroidery floss around little floss cards and I also sewed a small rectangle of fabric for a needle holder.
Depending on the age of the child – you’ll want to decide how sharp of a needle you want to give, and of course provide supervision.
You can give them some stuffing in a ziploc bag, and everything fits nicely in the Sewing bag! So cute – plus it is easy to take along and it keeps everything nice and tidy.
For these birdies, I remade the images based on the Land of Nod set, but you could find any simple clip art image and print it onto fabric for them to make into a stuffed toy.
You could also do the same thing with coloring page images, and add fabric markers to the set – so they can color the fabric and then sew it up!
As a no -sew option – you could get a box and mod podge it with fabric and the Sewing Kit label – then put all the sewing supplies inside. Super easy!
Here are the downloads:
Click here for Bird Print – (Includes front and back of large bird, wings, and 2 small birds)
Click here for a NEW Puppy Print! (Includes front and back of puppy)
Click here for a NEW Pig Print! (Includes front and back of pig)
I hope you enjoy the kit – and as always, I’d love to see any pictures of your versions!!
*As always, patterns and images are for personal use only. Do not sell or redistribute the images and/or patterns. Thanks!