Monday, 19 August 2019

Children sewing

Hello!

This past few weeks have been fun but busy! Being busy is something I like!

I did a shout out on my #HeatherMakes facebook page to see if any children would like to learn to sew! The response was amazing! Last Thursday was only the second lesson but look at the things they have made so far 😊




Im sure you will agree that these children are fantastic at sewing!!

It is great fun ... roll on this Thursday!!

Happy Crafting all.
Hugs
Heather
xxxx

Monday, 5 August 2019

Make A Softie From Your Childs Drawing

Mary Monster #sewasoftie

July 9, 2019|#HANDMADE, #HEATHERMAKES, #SEWASOFTIE, TUTORIALS
#sewasoftie is the wonderful creation of Trixi over at colouredbuttons.com
Each day of July a different blogger posts a tutorial showing how to make a softie.  You can follow along and join in with the sewing fun!  Search #sewasoftie and you shall find us all! Just click on mine or Trixi's Instagram links below:-
For those that joined in the #sewasoftie blog hop last year may remember Martin Monster ... well here is his sister Mary! 

Mary Monster #sewasoftie 

Sewing stuffed animals and toys.

Designed and drawn by Katie aged 11 years



Download the drawing for your template 
(The template is a drawn outline to save you printer ink!!)
I started by photocopying the drawing because I didn't want to ruin the original!  You never know, one day it may be hung in a gallery worth billions!! 
I have kept her the same size too (Mary, not Katie haha)


I photocopied the main body, hair and belly also.


Gather all the felt required.
Draw around the shapes and cut them out. 
I also used 2 pre-cut hearts that I had but trimmed them down to fit Mary!



The piece for the darker blue hair on the front I made slightly longer so it was easier to sew on.



Now, sew Mary's back onto her front then stuff her with toy stuffing to bring Mary to life! 




I think she is totally lovely!  I really enjoy making my kiddies drawing come to life!  So easy to do and it gives them so much joy!  its a drawing that will not be forgotten in a hurry!

I hope you enjoyed my #sewasoftie blog hop post! 

Happy sewing
Heather
#HeatherMakes