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Kid's Beginning Sewing 2 (Ages 8-12)



Choose ONE of these projects to work on during class:

  • Simple Tote Bag 
  • Envelope Throw Pillow
  • Drawstring Backpack w/Pocket
  • Tool Apron
  • Simple Stuffed Animal Pillow - Snail Or Owl
    (Snail version requires careful attention to 1/4”seam allowance throughout construction) 

In addition to the basic supplies listed below, you will need to bring the supplies listed for your project selection:

  • Simple Tote Bag:  1/3 yd. or 1/2 yd. cotton fabric & 1 yard cording or ribbon
  • Envelope Throw Pillow: pillow form in desired size & 1/2 yard of fabric (adequate for pillow up to 16”x16”)

  • Drawstring Backpack w/Pocket: 1/2 yd. exterior fabric (sturdy fabric), 3/8 yd. contrast fabric for pocket lining & loops, 4 yd. narrow cording or ribbon, & large decorative button

  • Tool Apron: 1/2 yd. sturdy cotton for outside of apron, 1/2 yd. cotton fabric  for inside of apron, & 1 package double fold bias tape or additional 1/2 yd. fabric in color to match or blend with outside fabric for binding & ties 

  • Owl Stuffed Pillow: 6 or 7 fabric pieces in assorted prints or solids, largest pieces should be about 24”x 20”
  • Snail Stuffed Pillow: 3 fabric pieces in assorted prints or solid, 2 pieces 20”x11”, 2 pieces 11”x11”, scraps for mouth & eyes

Basic supply list

  • Fabric shears
    You will want to keep these shears ONLY for cutting fabric. The recommended brand is Fiskars.  They produce good quality, relatively inexpensive and long lasting tools.  Look for "Premier No. 8 Easy Action Bent Scissors" or "8 Inch Original Orange-Handled Scissors”

  • Trimming scissors for trimming threads, trimming into tight corners
    Again, Fiskars scissors are recommended.  Look for "Micro-Tip Scissors (No. 5)" or "RazorEdge Micro-Tip Easy Action Shears (6”)".  An alternate recommendation would be Karen Kay Buckley's 4-Inch Perfect Scissors.

  • Straight pins, preferably with glass heads

  • Good quality thread
    Avoid the thread that is sold as part of beginners sewing kits - it will fray and break easily. Recommended brands are Gutermann 100% polyester or 100% cotton, Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose Thread and Aurifil Mako 100% cotton.

  • 60" Fabric or plastic measuring tape
    Look for one that has metric on one side and inches on the other.  Avoid ones in retractable cases, they tend to stretch and break easily.

  • 6” metal seam guide with sliding indicator
    For measuring seam allowances

  • Marking pen
    Optional.  Disappearing ink pen is ideal, recommended brand is FriXion ball point pen by Pilot.

  • Sewing box
    Something to keep all your supplies together

Sewing machines are available for loan to students.  Please email bluebarquilts@gmail.com or call Blue Bar Quilts at 608-248-9299 prior to the day of class to reserve one for use. 


Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Beginner
Requirements: Kid's Beginning Sewing 1
Instructor: Susan Fortney
Instructor Bio: Susan Fortney
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