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Kids Skills

The most important part of the YOU CAN MAKE IT 'FOR KIDS' series is that children are introduced to sewing in a fun way, while teaching them basic sewing skills.
Each pattern chosen is an up to date project that kids are sure to enjoy while learning to sew.

Each YOU CAN MAKE IT 'FOR KIDS' workbook is designed to accompany the pattern, expanding extensively on each step of the pattern's guide sheet.
Giving you all the little hints in order to make sewing a fun experience.

So what exactly are you learning while having fun?

Project 1 - Lounge Pants #3553 

Designed for the first time sewer, with special learn-to-sew instructions. This pattern and workbook is for girls & boys sleepwear. The pajama pants are available in size 7 thru 14.
Also included are fun stickers for each step in the workbook and an iron on patch to personalize your project.

 

 

 

 
  The steps covered in this YOU CAN MAKE IT Workbook include;

  • Learning your size
  • Go shopping to get your fabric
  • Getting ready to sew
  • The layout
  • Pinning pattern pieces
  • Cutting out your fabric
  • The sewing machine
  • Practice sewing
  • Some sewing things to know
  • Sewing your garment


At the completion of this project you will learn and understand all these sewing terms;

5/8", basting, backstitching, bobbin, bolt, casing, cut edge, cutting lines, ease, feed dogs, fly wheel, free arm, grainline, grainline arrows, guide sheet, layout, locking in, notches, notions, presser foot, presser foot lever, reverse, right and wrong sides, seam allowances, seam gauge, seam ripper, selvages, stitch length, stitch width, tension control, thread, throat plate, tissues
& SEW much more!



Project 1 - Pillow #3525

Designed for the first time sewer, with special easy-to-follow sewing instructions and a beginner's guide. This pattern and workbook is for square, round and triangular shaped pillows in three different sizes that are stuffed with fiberfill. The pillow with panels has a contrast fabric center. The pillowcase fits a standard 20" x 26" pillow. The pattern also includes patterns for heart, flower, and letter appliqués. Also included are fun stickers for each step in the workbook and an iron on patch to personalize your project.


  The steps covered in this YOU CAN MAKE IT Workbook include;

  • Go shopping to get your fabric
  • Getting ready to sew
  • Getting your cut edge straight
  • Pinning pattern pieces
  • Cutting out your fabric
  • Marking your fabric
  • The sewing machine
  • Practice sewing
  • Some sewing things to know
  • Sewing your pillow


At the completion of this project you will learn and understand all these sewing terms;
5/8", appliqués, backstitching, bees wax, bobbin, bolt, crosswise grain, cut edge, cutting lines, feed dogs, fly wheel, fold line, free arm, grainline, grainline arrows, guide sheet, layout, locking in, notches, overcasting, presser foot, presser foot lever, reverse, right and wrong sides, seam allowances, selvages, slip stitching, stitch length, stitch width, tension control, thread, throat plate, tissues
& SEW much more!



Vest Pattern #2293

This pattern and workbook is for a vest in both child & girls sizes'. A great sister project. Why not have friends or siblings learn to sew together! The pattern and workbook are for a vest with either a rounded bottom or a squared bottom. There are also many trim options and closures options for each vest. These vests are very easy to make. Also included are fun stickers for each step in the workbook and an iron on patch to personalize your project.


  The steps covered in this YOU CAN MAKE IT Workbook include;

  • Things to know
  • Finding your size
  • Go shopping to get your fabric
  • Getting ready to sew
  • The layout
  • Pinning pattern pieces
  • Cutting out your fabric
  • Marking your fabric
  • Some things to remember
  • Sewing your garment


At the completion of this project you will learn and understand all these sewing terms;
5/8", backstitch, crosswise grain, cut edge, cutting line, ease, fold line, frog closures, grainlines, grainline arrows, guide sheet, instruction sheet, layout, lengthwise grain, locking in, marking pen, notches, notions,  pressing cloth, reverse, right and wrong sides, seam allowances, seam gauge, selvages, sewing gauge, stay stitching, tape measure, thread, throat plate, tissues, trim, with nap, without nap

& SEW much more!



Apron Pattern #2824

This pattern and workbook is for an apron for children and Misses sizes' small to large. The apron has contrast patch pockets with ties at the neck and waist. All edges are hemmed. This is a great adult and child project! Why not learn or share your love of sewing with a child! These aprons are very easy to make. Also included are fun stickers for each step in the workbook and an iron on patch to personalize your project.


  The steps covered in this YOU CAN MAKE IT Workbook include;

  • Things to know
  • Learning your size
  • Go shopping to get your fabric
  • Getting ready to sew
  • The layout
  • Pinning pattern pieces
  • Cutting out your fabric
  • Marking your fabric
  • Some things to remember
  • Sewing your garment


At the completion of this project you will learn and understand all these sewing terms;
5/8, backstitch, basting, bolt, crosswise grain, cut edge, cutting line, facing, fold line, grainlines, grainline arrows, guide sheet, instruction sheet, layout, lengthwise grain, locking in, marking pen, notches, notions, pressing cloth, reverse, right and wrong sides, seam allowances, seam gauge, selvages, sewing gauge, tape measure, thread, throat plate, tissues, top stitching, with nap, without nap
& SEW much more!



Pillowcase, Tote Bag & Hair Bow Pattern #2200

This pattern and workbook has a variety of choices such as a pillowcase, two different sized tote bags and a hair bow.  The pillowcase and tote bags have many trim options, as well as contrast options. Each item is very easy to make. Also included are fun stickers for each step in the workbook and an iron on patch to personalize your project.

 

 
  The steps covered in this YOU CAN MAKE IT Workbook include;

  • Things to know
  • Go shopping to get your fabric
  • Getting ready to sew
  • The layout
  • Pinning pattern pieces
  • Cutting out your fabric
  • Interfacing
  • Marking your fabric
  • Some things to remember
  • Sewing your items


At the completion of this project you will learn and understand all these sewing terms;
5/8", appliqués, backstitch, basting, bolt, crosswise grain, cut edge, cutting line, facing, fold line, grainlines, grainline arrows, guide sheet, instruction sheet, interfacing, layout, lengthwise grain, locking in, marking pen, notches, notions, pressing cloth, reverse, right and wrong sides, seam allowances, seam gauge, selvages, sewing gauge, slip stitching, tape measure, thread, throat plate, tissues, top stitching, trim, with nap, without nap
& SEW much more!



Apron Pattern #3480

This pattern and workbook is for two aprons with patch pockets, sized for children and adults. The view A apron has ties at the neck and waist. The top edge has a facing and the remaining edges are hemmed. The view B apron ties at the waist and all outside edges are hemmed. There is also a pattern for a triangular scarf. Each item is very easy to make. Also included are fun stickers for each step in the workbook and an iron on patch to personalize your project.


  The steps covered in this YOU CAN MAKE IT Workbook include;

  • Things to know
  • Learning your size
  • Go shopping to get your fabric
  • Getting ready to sew
  • The layout
  • Pinning pattern pieces
  • Cutting out your fabric
  • Marking your fabric
  • Some things to remember
  • Sewing your garment


At the completion of this project you will learn and understand all these sewing terms;
5/8", alterations, backstitch, bolt, crosswise grain, cut edge, cutting line, facing, fold line, grainlines, grainline arrows, guide sheet, instruction sheet, layout, lengthwise grain, locking in, marking pen, notches, notions, overcasting, pressing cloth, reverse, right and wrong sides, seam allowances, seam gauge, selvages, sewing gauge, tape measure, thread, throat plate, tissues, top stitching, with nap, without nap
& SEW much more!



Tote Bag #3597

 

This pattern and workbook is for an unlined tote bag available in three different sizes. The top edge is finished with a facing. The bag also has an inside pocket, flat bottom, handles made from self fabric and topstitching detail. The bags are very easy to make. Also included are fun stickers for each step in the workbook and an iron on patch to personalize your project.

 

 
  The steps covered in this YOU CAN MAKE IT Workbook include;

  • Things to know
  • Go shopping to get your fabric
  • Adjusting yardage
  • Getting ready to sew
  • Getting your cut edge straight
  • The layout
  • Pinning pattern pieces
  • Cutting out your fabric
  • Marking your fabric
  • Some things to remember
  • Sewing your bag


At the completion of this project you will learn and understand all these sewing terms;
5/8", backstitching, bolt, crosswise grain, cut edge, cutting line, facing, fold line, free arm, grainline, grainline arrows, guide sheet, instruction sheet, layout, locking in, marking pen, notches, notions, overcasting, point turner, pressing cloth, reverse, right and wrong side, seam allowances, seam gauge, selvage, sewing gauge, stabilizer, thread, throat plate, top stitching, with nap, without nap
& SEW much more!



Sleep Shirt #3551

 

This pattern and workbook is for a girls' loose fitting sleep shirt that has a round neckline finished with facing and a shaped hemmed bottom. The front and back extend to form cap sleeves. The "take along" pillowcase has a handle and fits a standard size pillow. The sleep shirt and pillowcase are very easy to make. Also included are fun stickers for each step in the workbook and an iron on patch to personalize your project.


  The steps covered in this YOU CAN MAKE IT Workbook include;

  • Things to know
  • Learning your size
  • Go shopping to get your fabric
  • Getting ready to sew
  • The layout
  • Pinning pattern pieces
  • Cutting out your fabric
  • The pillowcase
  • Marking your fabric
  • Some things to remember
  • Sewing your garment
  • Sewing your pillowcase


At the completion of this project you will learn and understand all these sewing terms;
5/8", alterations, backstitching, bolt, crosswise grain, cut edge, cutting line, ease, facing, fold line, grainline, grainline arrow, guide sheet, instruction sheet, layout, lengthwise grain, locking in, marking pen, notches, notions, overcasting, pressing cloth, reverse, right and wrong side, seam allowance, seam gauge, selvage, sewing gauge, tape measure, thread, throat plate, tissues, topstitching, understitching, with nap, without nap,
& SEW much more!

 

When your child would like to move on to more detailed clothing construction, they will be ready for our 'Learn to Sew' series.

 

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