If you love Star Wars you will enjoy our mini R2D2 mini plushie! Just a few supplies and you can make your own. This also make a perfect R2D2 size for your American Girl Doll! Supplies: white felt (one piece cut about 16 inches long by 5 inches wide) white felt for arms etc. (sizes vary depending on how you create it!) fabric markers one Styrofoam cup white thread and needle (for hand sewing the plushie) poly fiber fill glue gun with...Continue Reading!
If you are a Junior Girl Scout troop working on your Jeweler Junior badge we have a great activity for you! This cool thread spool necklace is also a great way to recycled thread spool and use buttons in a unique way! Plus it is pretty inexpensive and not messy. Supplies: buttons! any colors and sizes thread spool any size and color washi tape necklace string (make sure it is thin enough to fit through the button holes) Make It: First we decorated our thread spools...Continue Reading!
We wanted to share these adorable felt food plushies we taught the girls to make at a recent sewing class here in Aldie, Virginia. We made our own patterns ahead of time with poster board. You can really make these any size. Poster board patterns are great for kids because they are sturdy and easy for them to trace onto the fabric. The possibilities are endless with felt veggies and junk food! We created Popsicle, donuts, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and french fries....Continue Reading!
Are you looking for a fun and unique birthday party for your daughter? Come to our sewing studio in Aldie, Virginia and celebrate your big day by learning to sew! Girls in 2nd grade and up can experience one of our sewing parties! The younger girls can learn hand sewing techniques and make some groovy owl plushies. The older girls (4th grade and up) can learn how to work the sewing machine and choose from several themes like Emoji pillows, skirts,...Continue Reading!
In one of our recent after school sewing classes here in Aldie, Virginia we taught the girls how to make mini monster babies! This is a fun project to make with your little sewer or at your child's next birthday party! The best part about this craft is how inexpensive it is! Most of these supplies are from Dollar Tree. Most Dollar Trees even sell felt packs and googley eyes...so you could most likely get all of the supplies from the store. Supplies: small...Continue Reading!
We recently bought a bunch of new sewing machine for our sewing studio here in Aldie, Virginia and the Singer Stylist 7258 is our new favorite! For my personal sewing I love my Bernina I bought about 15 years ago, as well as my Grandmas Singer Featherweight from about 60 years ago! But for beginner sewers (and even intermediate and advanced sewers!) this gem sews wonderfully! To be honest there are many newer Singers that are just not made the way they used...Continue Reading!
We recently hosted a really fun animal themed sewing and crafting class for a local GSCNC Daisy Girl Scout troop near our studio here in Aldie, Virginia! The girls learned how to hand sew and each made themselves a small kitty cat stuffed animal to take home. Since the girls are working on their animal journey we thought it would be fun to work together and sew two dog heating pads to be donated to a local animal shelter. So we did...Continue Reading!
We recently were asking by some troop leaders from Girl Scouts of Central Texas to create four custom Thin Mint pillows for an upcoming Girl Scout Thin Mint Sprint Event they had. We were given their Thin Mint Sprint logo they created and asked to make something similar (had the green sweatband and the "2016" etc.) If you have an upcoming Girl Scout cookie themed event we can try to work with you to create custom handmade Thin Mint or Samoa pillows!...Continue Reading!
In last weeks After School Sewing Class here in Aldie, Virginia we taught the girls how to make Emoji pillows! Here is some inspiration to make one of your own. The best part is you can really make this any size and any emotion! Supplies: yellow cotton flannel, fleece or felt (our circle was about 12.5 by 12.5 inches) red, pink, black, white felt squares/scraps for the faces posterboard if you wish to pre-cut patterns for the kids (see photo) sewing supplies: pins, fabric scissors, sewing...Continue Reading!
In one of our recent sewing classes in Aldie, Virginia the kiddos learned how to make a minion stuffed animal! If you know how to hand sew or machine sew (or have someone who can teach you!) here are some ideas and inspiration to make one of your own. We hand sewed this cute minion stuffed animals then used cutting and hot glue (with adult help) to decorate the minions clothes and eyes. Supplies: yellow felt (we made ours about 12 by 12 in an oval...Continue Reading!