How to Make a Trouser Pattern {Sewing School}

We are currently studying the First World War and wanted to make a soldier’s uniform for Abigail. A quick online peruse, and I could not find any patterns specifically for this period. There were lots of ready made costumes, but no instructions on making our own. So I decided to give it a go myself,…

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Simple Sewing School: Hand-Sewing a Pin Cushion

I am using ‘Sewing School’ by Aime Plumley to teach the girls to hand sew. Hopefully this is a prelude to something big for Becca. Although Lillie is very creative, and has been very dedicated to arts of all kinds since the age of 12, Becca has been interested in all things creative since she…

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Sew Simple Sewing School: Lesson One {Threading, Knotting, Straight Stitch}

The first lesson goal was simple: teach my girls to thread a needle, double knot the thread and to stitch in a straight line.  As I was working with a five-year old who had done very little sewing in the past I opted to use Binca material (traditionally used for cross stitch).  I wanted to…

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Sew Simple: How to Make a Simple Sewing Kit for Children

I have designed a very simple sewing course for my little ones, and thought I would share it 🙂   Each week I will be teaching specific sewing skills to my girls who will then make something useful or beautiful using those particular skills.  Each skill will build upon the ones previously learnt. Last week…

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