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.
...), then add the batting to the top of the stack. Pin the stack together along the edges. 2. Sew a running...
We've hatched some creative ideas for decorating this year, and the best part? They're as easy as they are beautiful.
For fun family time, try one of these sweet and easy projects made from everyday materials.
Spend an afternoon with your little ones transforming ordinary paper plates and plastic utensils into entertaining craft projects.
Kids can craft a lovely Mother's Day or teacher gift -- or simply let their creativity blossom -- with these pretty petaled projects.
Soft, cozy materials make these perfect chilly-day projects for little hands.
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Liberate a roll of humble cotton string from your pantry to make our two sweet projects.
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Inexpensive and so useful, it's no wonder they're found in nearly every crafter's closet. Try these twists on four classic projects.
Created with the most basic stitches, these five easy projects are perfect for kids just learning how to sew.
... 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...
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... 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...
..., 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...
They're sturdier than paper, easier to cut than corrugated cardboard, and free. Score!
... 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...
Jump-start your child's creativity with these simple crafts made from all varieties of colorful paper.
Tap into your kids' creative side with these easy projects that can be assembled from everyday items.
This portable game mat is dressed up with button playing pieces (taking an expedition to choose them can be part of the fun). If you like, make a little bag for them, using a felt circle and a thread or ribbon tie.
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...
This easy craft makes a great Mother's Day gift, a sweet teacher gift, or simply a creative activity at home!
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