Mushroom Villagers Offers Child’s Cap Tutorial

Irene of Mushroom Villagers blog has provided a tutorial to make an Eddie Cap for children. Suitable for children 4-6 years old, Irene offers tips to help adjust the size of the cap for smaller or larger heads.

A great stabilizer choice for this project is HTC Veri-Shape, 2030OK-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid29.html . It is a durable sew-in interfacing/underlining that offers firm support.

For more information, visit https://mushroomvillagers.wordpress.com/the-eddie-cap-tutorial/

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Sewing Rabbit Shares Upcycling Old Sweater To Kid’s Cardigan

Jess Abbot at “Sewing Rabbit” has posted a tutorial on upcycling an old sweater to a kid’s cardigan. It’s a great way to get new life out of an adult garment that has shrunk or no longer fits. The design features a boxy, kimono shape for added comfort.

For more information, visit http://mesewcrazy.com/2013/09/falling-leaves-cardigan-upcycle.html

The Stitching Scientist Offers Free Brooklyn Empire Dress Project

Remona at the “Stitching Scientist” is offering a free dress pattern and tutorial for a Brooklyn Empire Dress. The project comes with an optional pocket pattern, which adds a nice girly touch. It is super easy to create and can be done in any size. The dress is completely lined, which makes it warmer for colder weather.

HTC Fusi-Knit, 1300-1,  http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid7.html , is a fusible underlining, lightweight with lengthwise stability and crosswise stretch, with soft support and no excess stretching, that is machine washable, making it perfect for a project like this.

For more information, visit http://thestitchingscientist.com/2014/10/free-pattern-the-brooklyn-empire-dress.html

Crazy Little Projects Offers Personalized Kids’ Messenger Bag Tutorial

Amber at “Crazy Little Projects” has posted a tutorial to make a personalized kids’ messenger bag just in time for back to school. A video supplements the tutorial. There also is a separate tutorial on how to personalize it.

HTC Fusible Fleece, 9720-1,  http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid22.html , is a fusible, needle-punched fleece for interlining, padding quilting and crafts that is machine washable, dry cleanable and dryer safe, making it perfect for a project like this.

For more information, visit http://crazylittleprojects.com/2013/07/personalizedkidsmessengerbagtutorial.html

We All Sew Offers Dachshund Pencil Case Project

Jessica Abbott at “We All Sew” has provided a Dachshund Pencil Case project. It’s perfect for back-to-school season for storing pencils, pens, erasers and more. If you prefer a different animal, it can easily be customized to whatever creature you prefer.

HTC Sheer D’Light Light Weight, 2102-7, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid17.html , is a lightweight stabilizer that is machine washable and dry cleanable, making it perfect for a project like this.

For more information, visit https://weallsew.com/dachshund-pencil-case-by-jessica-abbott-for-weallsew/

 

Martha Stewart Offer Kids’ Towel Tote Project

Martha Stewart offers a project to make a Kids’ Towel Tote, which doubles as a beach towel with storage pockets. You choose the towel size, and you’ll need cotton bias tape and 3 yards (or 94 inches) of 1-inch-wide webbing straps.

For more information, visit http://www.marthastewart.com/265327/kid-towel-tote

Create Custom Easter Basket For The Grandkids

Check out this free project from HTC Retail that shows you how to create an Easter basket as a useable keepsake for children or a decorative accessory for your home this spring. Go to

http://www.htc-retail.com/cmspage.php?page_id=33