Sunday, July 9, 2017

Teaching Kids to Sew - Project #1 Tissue Holder

Project #1 - Tissue Holder

I will begin teaching a couple of kids how to sew this week at my Quilters and Crafters meeting at the Church and I have decided to share the projects we will be working on here on my blog with complete instructions and photos for us to reference as I teach them. Feel free to sew along!

We are going to start with a simple Tissue Holder using the tissues you can find at the dollar store (8 for $1). I am sewing in orange thread to help for you to see the sewing examples. I have green thread in the bobbin for the same reason.

Begin with 2 pieces of fabric measuring 6" x 7"

Place the right sides together - pin together to keep them from slipping

Mark with a pencil a 2" opening along the middle of one side

Beginning at the bottom marking, sew around all sides with a 1/4" seam leaving the 2" open on the side to turn

Trim the corners

Turn right side out and iron - don't forget to fold in the opening 1/4" and iron

Top stitch, zigzag, or use a decorative stitch across both the top and bottom edges

Mark the center of the sides with a pin

Fold the top and bottom, right sides together to the center and pin or clip in place

Sew 1/4" seam along both sides 

After sewing one seam, turn the project over and zigzag the edge of the seam for extra stability

Turn right side out

Fill with Tissues

I will post pictures as we begin working on our sewing projects. Hope you find these ideas helpful and fun!

Lavonna ZWB

**All of our "Teaching Kids to Sew" projects are designed for beginning sewers to learn during our Sewing Camp to be held at Clackamas Park Friends Church in Milwaukie, Oregon, June 18-22, 2018 for Session 1 and July 30-August 3 for Session 2 from 10-3 daily. For more information, please contact the church at or me, Lavonna via this blog.**

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