Sewing is both practical and artful. Help your kids learn the basics of clothing care and repair, then spark his inner stylist with simple clothes, accessories, crafts, and toys he can make himself.
Find instructions on how to make fun accent pillows.
A charming dresser scarf trimmed with vintage-style ribbon is the perfect accessory for an old-time bureau.
Here you'll find instructions for the large and small velvet stockings, chunky-wool knitted stocking, bodacious-boot stocking, and the pretty-in-pink stocking.
Created with the most basic stitches, these five easy projects are perfect for kids just learning how to sew.
This funky, fringed fashion accessory can be made in a flash from two or three adult-size tees.
.... These will be the side seams of the dress. 3. Thread the needle with embroidery thread and knot it. Sew a running stitch... along both shoulder seams and both side seams, 1/2 inch inside the chalk lines. Sew a few extra stitches... stencil. Quick Sewing Tip: To shorten the garment, simply measure, mark, and cut along the bottom edge...
..., below). With the needle and thread, sew a small and closely spaced running stitch around two short sides... and one long side, then along half of the remaining long side. Sew over the last stitch a few extra times... at the opening, fold in the raw edges, and stitch the opening closed. Sew over the last stitch a few times...
Here are a few of our favorite reader ideas for organizing and upcycling kids' clothes.
Design your own shapes for these fobs or trace our templates inspired by Japanese kawaii ("cute") style.
... by adding buttons. Sew one to the back of each mitten or glove. Cut shapes from felt -- hearts, stars...-patterned pajama top, a coffee mug from a diner shirt -- then we sew the front and back together and stuff...Fun magazine. To keep my daughter's toys and art supplies organized in the car, I sewed a few extra pockets...
... out and stuff the heel with five or six cotton balls. Use a needle and thread to sew the heel as shown..., leaving a half-inch gap. Turn the sock right side out. With black embroidery floss, sew a stitch from... the center of the muzzle to its lower edge. Pull the thread tight. Sew a button nose to the top of the muzzle...
... its center and pin the cut sections as shown. Using a needle and thread, sew the arms and legs shut... of the arms. *Do not sew the center portion closed. Turn both pieces right side out. Stuff the smaller...
Get creative with these handmade ideas that are fun (and inexpensive!) to craft and give
Use this handy index to find links to printable templates as featured in FamilyFun publications.
...), then add the batting to the top of the stack. Pin the stack together along the edges. 2. Sew a running...
Encourage your family to take a fresh look at nature by making an ecofriendly art project.
Your kiddos will love crafting and eating these love filled projects.
This statuesque owl was hatched from humble origins -- namely, a cardboard tube and paper cupcake liners -- so you don't need to be talon-ted to make one!
Celebrate the arrival of autumn with these fun seasonal projects
Spend an afternoon with your little ones transforming ordinary paper plates and plastic utensils into entertaining craft projects.
Artwork is filled with insights into your kid's mind -- if you know what to look for.
Inexpensive, versatile, and comfortably fuzzy, pipe cleaners can be transformed into a host of last-minute costumes. Time to get twisted!
Get your home in the autumn and Halloween mood with simple and special decorations that evoke the season.
These easy-to-sew wallets are sized just right for business cards, but you can also use them to present a gift card, jewelry, or even a heartfelt note.
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Use this everyday craft supply to make fashionable jewelry or add charming trim to a plain outfit.
Jump-start your child's creativity with these simple crafts made from all varieties of colorful paper.
... of black floss, then insert your hand through the hole and sew the eye to the jeans by whipstitching around...