Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sewing Something Special to Send with that Student

Back to school is right around the corner. I remember sending my children to their first day of school with tears in my eyes---I just didn't want to let them go. There's still time to stitch a little bit of home for your child to take with them to school. We have bunches of patterns and ideas to help you complete that school supply list for that first day of school. And many of the projects can be made by beginning sewers. Here are just a few ideas:

  1. A craft apron for all those messy art projects or simply take an old shirt and embellish it with your child's input. Add a name and some embroidery or decorative stitches. Make it a special cover up that shows your child's personality off---a real masterpiece to create masterpieces in.
  2. At the sewing center we love to make change purses in the hoop. These great little purses are so easy and fun to make and come in a wide variety of styles to fit your child's personality. They are large enough to accommodate a bit of change and a lunch card. Pin an important phone number or other information inside. They are so easy to make you'll be stitching up several for tiny friends!
  3. And speaking of embroidery machines, they are perfect for stitching handy labels for all those belongings. Whether it's a coat or a book bag--- a personal, stitched label shows just how special your child is to you.
  4. Be sure to take a class on zippered pouches at the sewing center. The pouches are great beginning sewing projects and are absolutely perfect for gadget cases, pencil cases, and all sorts of school supplies. Use your decorative stitches and make sure to stitch a name with that built in alphabet if one came with your machine to personalize this project.
  5. Pre-school and some kindergarten students still take naps and you might need to send nap time linens with your child. We have patterns and plans at the sewing center that make quilts in as little as an afternoon and  teach beginning sewing skills. Stop by the center because we are always starting up quilting classes---for embroidery and regular sewing machines---from beginner to advanced. Make something very special for your child---a piece of home to help transition from home to the excitement of the school year.

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