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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It's All About The Kids Craft Blogging Event - Day 3 - Free Kid Friendly Patterns From The Fat Quarter Shop

Welcome to Day 3 of the It's All About The Kids Craft Blogging Event.  Today, I want to share a  sewing project with you that is kid friendly, as well as some free kid-friendly patterns from the Fat Quarter Shop who is also a sponsor for this blogging event and is giving away several gift certificates too!

The Fat Quarter Shop team has written an easy  to follow "pocket N pies" pattern that you can download in PDF format.    FQS has shared that this design would be appropriate for age 7 and up.
And they have also created a very helpful youtube video tutorial:

For those that have problems watching this embedded video, or are using a MAC, here is a direct link to view it on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPNKDoWqnxA

In addition to the pocket and pies apron being a great kid friendly sewing project, an excellent apron for in the kitchen, it is also an excellent apron to wear when doing messy craft projects.  And, I found some cute fabric, to compliment the towel.  And there was enough fabric left over that I can make a matching  pencil roll up.
The Fat Quarter Shop has many free projects with video tutorials, and here are a few that kid friendly projects that would be great fun:

Kitchen Towel: http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com/2014/07/milk-cow-kitchen-towel.html
Coffee Koozie: http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com/2014/08/coffee-koozie-tutorial-with-fat-quarter.html

And definitely check out the fun Makin It Cute templates at the Fat Quarter Shop, from Me and My Sister Designs. You can make sweet 3D embellishments that you can use to decorate with, or use as an applique' on bags, towels and more.  The possibilities are endless and it makes for a great kid friendly and/or family craft night project.

Makin It Cute:  http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com/2014/10/more-makin-it-cute-with-me-my-sister.html

In 2014 Kimberly and the Fat Quarter Shop team hosted a super fun quilt-along to help raise funds for Make-A-Wish.  Their goal was to raise $10k and to help them reach their goal, their Wishes Quilt is now at auction.  ONLINE bidding closes November 30th.

You may wish to check out this online auction and place a bid, or maybe you can be a PR Angel and help FQS raise funds for Make-A-Wish by increasing awareness of this auction with all of your quilty, as well as non-quilty friends.  The url for the auction is: https://www.blacktie-sanantonio.com/auctions/index.cfm?fuseaction=Auctions.Category&cid=10200

Did I mention a Giveaway ?

Fat Quarter Shop has sponsored the "It's All About The Kids" blogging event and generously donated six $25 gift certificates.  You'll find the giveaways for these certificates on various blogs participating in this event this week.  And, followers of SewCalGal can use the rafflecopter form below to enter to win one of these $25 gift certificates.  

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I will use the random number generator to select one lucky winner, any place in the world, on Sunday, November 2nd.  The winner will be announced on this post and I will also send them an email to notify them.

Don't forget several blogging friends are joining me this week, to help share insights on kid friendly projects.  Here is the schedule and links to all the participating blogs.  You'll also find some great giveaways in this hop, including six giveaways sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop for gift certificates.

Monday, October 27th
SewCalGal - Event kick off
Tuesday, October 28th

Wednesday, October 29th

Thursday, October 30th
I Have A Notion  

Friday, October 31st
Jacquelynne Steves, The Art of Home  
Wendy Sheppard/Ivory Spring 

If you are a blogger or non-blogger and would like to join the fun and share insights on projects suitable for kids, tips, or tutorials, as appropriate, you are also welcome to join the fun and add a link to the linky below.  Non-bloggers can upload photos in a Flickr group called "It's All About The Kids". An InLinkz Link-up

You can find the Fat Quarter Shop at:

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Connie Kresin Campbell said...

I am a GFC follower and that is a wonderful project for kids!

beaquilter said...

fun fun fun, sorry I missed out on this hop

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I follow with GFC and I can see some aprons for my gransons who love to do artwork at home as well as school.

OhioLori said...

I definitely follow your Blog, thru GFC. Looove your Info & all the sharing you do! :)

I am teaching my Grangirlie to sew this year, and this Win would be fun to let her shop for fabric to make something cool for her room! She wants me to teach her how to crochet too. gonna be a fun & busy year! Yay! :D

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Oh is this fun! I'm really enjoying reading all about how people are passing along creativity to the next generation.


Jackie Thompson said...

This is a fun project! I plan to have my kids help with simple projects for their Halloween costumes each year. Thanks for this blog hop. It is a very good idea!

Sallie said...

I'm a GFC follower and enjoy teaching my DD how to quilt.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Kids are so versatile and open to instructions if we have patience with them. My little niece is making bracelets with beads. She's done such a great job and loves doing the close work, even at 10 years of age. Thanks to the Sponsors for their generosity.

Barb said...

What a wonderful project, I so wish I had a young person to do this with. Lots of fun things

quilter said...

I follow by email, my guild does an annual Tea where we teach kids to hand and machine quilt, and get a great response.

aus_chick said...

I'm a GFC follower. So far my daughter is too young for sewing (though she always asks to use my machine!), but I want to do some fabric printing with her and then turn that into clothing. (She's 3).

KatieQ said...

As a Girl Scout leader and former nursery school teacher, I love to work on crafts with children. One of the projects the children I've worked with seem to like is a banner. I usually hem canvas or heavy muslin and allow the children to glue fabric shapes or paint on the fabric. Parents always loved to see them hanging in the classroom.

Kathy Davis said...

I follow on GFC as Mrs. Kathy Davis. When I taught 4th grade, each year we had a pioneer unit and I taught each of the kids to make a nine patch block. They always loved it ad the boys seem to do better than the girls!
Kathy Davis

GranChris said...

I am a follower. I think hair anything for girls and Ipad, notebook covers are always great to teach. Pillowcases works well and you can teach a lot here by varying the top.

Pauline Perry said...

I have been teaching my 9 yr old granddaughter Tess to sew over the last two years - however - she is a very busy girl with lots of sports and brownies etc and so she does not have a great deal of spare time. I donate baby and childrens quilts to my local women's shelter and Tess wants to make a baby quilt to donate too. She has a bag full of squares that she is sewing by hand into rows when she gets some free time. I love the idea of helping her with this project - and I don't mind however long it takes. We have also made felt ornaments together for Christmas - the first was a two sided felt heart oversewed by hand on the edge, and stuffed, with a loop added to hang it on the tree - Tess was overwhelmed with joy at what she had made and she proudly gave it to her mother. Then she had to make an ornament for her daddy and I cut out two felt reindeer shapes and she stitched them and stuffed it, stitched a bead for the eye on either side (a huge blue bead by the way) stitched on a loop and proudly gave it to daddy. I was so proud of her and moved by her excitement. Last year we made birds each for the tree - two felt cutout bird shapes with a bead for each eye, and a few sequins sewn on to suggest a wing on either side - stitch the two pieces together leaving an opening to stuff the bird, and then slip stitching the opening closed. Tess insisted the bird had legs and so I suggested some dangly legs using embroidery floss that had a mini bell on the end of each leg - and she loved that idea and the birds are adorable. I wish you well with your All About the Kids sewing project. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

perry94022 at hotmail dot com

john hutchens said...

I follow on GFC and I enjoy teaching my daughter how to sew

Marly said...

My grandchildren like working with paper, paints, crayons and glue. We haven't tried making anything with fabric yet, but I see that happening quite soon. I hope someone has suggestions for fabric projects that are really quick; the little folk have a short concentration span!

Cheryl said...

I follow thru GFC as Cheryl Simplyblogs. This would also make a great "cleaning" apron. Tuck in a dusting rag and a spray bottle and go from room to room dusting or cleaning mirrors.

Linda said...

What a fun idea! Thanks again for sharing quilty inspiration!


Sarah said...

My favorite craft is just letting them create whatever with fabric. They usually come up with their own ideas. We've made animals, ornaments, purses, doll quilts. sarah@forrussia.org

Diane Beavers said...

Kids are so open to try cutting and stitching anything. I especially like making the sausage roll pillow cases w/kids. They get quite colorful and creative. Lots of times they are really making them for someone else as a gesture of kindness or gratitude.

Shannon Whitehill said...

Love the idea of passing on our crafty skills to kids! I learned to sew and knit in Girl Scouts and from my mom when I was younger. Great memories!

Beth said...

I'm a longtime GFC follower.

I've never taught a kid to sew, but have really happy memories of teaching my cousin's daughter to cross-stitch. I hope to teach my niece and nephews to make pillowcases this winter when I give their mom a break.

Beth said...

I'm a longtime GFC follower.

I've never taught a kid to sew, but have really happy memories of teaching my cousin's daughter to cross-stitch. I hope to teach my niece and nephews to make pillowcases this winter when I give their mom a break.

Lisa Marie said...

I am enjoying this hop, thanks for hosting!

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I would love to teach my two great nephews to sew. Both their parents quilt, but don't sew with them. It would be a blast. cdahlgren at live dot com

ratama said...

What a fun idea! Follow you via feedly. Greetings!

ratama said...

What a fun idea! Follow you via feedly. Greetings!

SeeAmySew- Amy Caldwell said...

I have been teaching my 10yr old Granddaughter Ashley how to quilt. We started with the basics, then she chose her fabrics. She has her layout done, pieced and learning to add sashing. We will learn together on how to tie a quilt.I have been following and just joined through GFC.