Families Who Sew Together, Stay Together

Creativity starts in the home and then follows wherever we may go. As parents, grandparents, aunts, or uncles we all hope we are instilling the right amount of imagination and creativity into our little ones.

From backyard adventures to far away lands, to blanket forts and box castles, to treasure hunting with toy ships and chocolate gold, our little ones are always there to share with us their need to create.

Allow their imagination to grow while enhancing their skills! Teach your littles to sew with these fun projects:

The Cut, Sew, Create collection is a good place to start. Each kit has skill building levels from beginner to intermediate to advanced. Here are a few of our favorites:

Try this intermediate Monster Zipper Pouch Kit, by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda. It includes instructions and a 100% cotton panel. Grab the kit and don’t forget to choose a zipper before you check out!

For your little first-time sewers, this beginner Animal Pillows Kit by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda is great! It comes with a 100% cotton panel that will make a sloth, unicorn, and llama pillow set. Also included is a practice sewing session!

Jenny has made a quilt for all twenty-two of her grandchildren, but she also has just as much fun making with them as she does for them. I fact, a few of her grandkids have starred in some of our Missouri Star LIVE mini tutorials! So pull up a seat for yourself and the kids and start watching. This holiday season, make something together!

Easy Elephant Appliqué // Simple Bow Tie // Simple Skirt

Do your kids sew? What are some of their favorite things to make?
Tell (or show) us in the comments!

DIY Pillows. Yes, they made my week!

The other day (Tuesday, to be exact) Meg from Brassy Apple (love her) did a little tutorial on making pillows out of old  sweaters!  I couldn’t believe how cute they were, so I loaded up my Boy and went to the thrift store. {I was so confident that I could actually DO this!!}   I found three PERFECT sweaters, came home (washed them of course) and put these pillows together in less than 2 hours!!  I KNOW!  2 hours!  I am BEYOND proud of myself.  {and they match my living room perfectly!}

I have several other fun, cute easy things I am working on.  These pillows really made my week, though!  Sometimes I just get so caught up in my BIG projects that take (way) longer than 2 hours, it was just nice to start and finish something AND enjoy the result instantly!  So, yay for quick and easy projects!

This weekend I am going to tackle a few of the bigger ones, and don’t worry i’ll be posting more pictures as I get things crossed off that LIST of mine!  {is it just me, or does snow storms help with the whole ‘staying in and getting stuff done’ issue I sometimes have?}

Because I can’t help myself, here is one more picture of the pillows I made.  (yes, Mom…I made these all by myself!)

Have a wonderful weekend.  I hope you are able to create and do something fun!

Sarah