Gifts to Make for Kids!


Alright folks, it's here---- THE HOLIDAY SEASON! It's Hannukah time! It's Christmas time! Time to get in the spirit! I looooove Christmas. I start planning in July (casually at first, I don't want to make a big deal of it and be that crazy Christmas person, but it always helps to start early when you're making a lot of gifts) and I really start to get going in September and now, the day after Thanksgiving, I'm ready to be public with my love for Christmas and all things Christmasy!

It's no secret that I love to make things for people. I probably go over board, but there's something so satisfying about giving a handmade gift, especially one you think will be well received.

I'm rounding up some projects that you can complete during one of our 7 Open Workshops between now and Christmas! When possible, you can purchase a materials kit from the studio to make it super easy on you (see links below). If you don't want to, I'll provide you with a list of materials before class!

You can register for November Open Workshops here and December Open Workshops here.

First in this series are gifts you can make for kids. Yes, these are all projects that my kids can do in our after school classes (and hey, if you want to give them sewing classes you can do that here: http://www.hartfordstitch.com/register.html !) but that's because kids love them! Make one for your little one this holiday!

STITCH SOFTIE

These sweet little softies are a favorite in the studio!

Pattern: Templates and instructions provided at class

Estimated Time to Complete: Come with your animal idea and you should be able to complete it in 1 - 2 Open Workshops

Skills Needed: Basic machine operation

Materials Kit: Purchase here. Includes 1/4 yard quilting cotton, access to all fabric, interfacing and felt scraps, embroidery thread, machine thread, and stuffing. Cost $6.00 per kit (you can buy multiple and bring them home to keep working on it!)

RAINBOW FISH/MERMAID TAIL BAG

Pattern: Templates and pattern provided at class

Estimated Time to Complete: About 1 Workshop

Skills Needed: Basic machine operation

Materials Kit: Purchase here: Includes Canvas base, lining fabric, 6 strips fabric for scales, 2 Fat Quarters for head and tail, button eye, machine thread, and cording. Cost: $20.00

A SECRET JOURNAL COVER

Pattern: Pattern provided at class

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 Workshop

Skills Needed: Basic machine operation

Materials Kit: Includes 1/3 yard quilting cotton outside, 1/3 yard quilting cotton inside, 3/4 yard SF101 interfacing, 1 FQ pocket fabric, double fold elastic, button, and composition notebook: Materials kit: $13

Have another idea? Email me and let's chat!

Happy Stitching!

Laura

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