Kids Sewing Kits

Get creative with the kids this Autumn and try one of my new sewing kits!

I have expanded my range of animal cushion kits and you can now choose from foxes, monkeys, pigs, cats or bunnies. Each sewing kit comes complete with instructions, which include photographs of each stage and diagrams of the three embroidery stitches featured in my kits. 

You can also buy applique picture sewing kits. 

This month I have been busy developing new animal finger puppets. These will make fantastic presents for children – they can learn how to sew, bring their own animal to life and have lots of fun at playing at home.

I have also designed Christmas collage kits for younger children giving three to four years old’s the opportunity to experiment with felt shapes.

Just add glue to your shapes and create your own festive picture. 

All sewing kits are available at For Every Cloud in Somerset. 

Sewing Kits Christmas 2014!

In November 2014 I launched my new children’s sewing kits! 

On the run up to Christmas you could buy my sewing kits from two different shops in Somerset – Millie Moon Haberdashery and For Every Cloud.

They proved to be a real hit with families and made lovely presents for children at Christmas. They were most popular at an art gallery and shop called For Every Cloud, with last-minute shoppers buying my sewing kits on Christmas Eve.

    My children’s sewing kits come complete with all materials and instructions. I have also made helpful videos of all the stitches featured in my kits to help children and parents at home. You can find these helpful videos on my Molly’s Captivating Crafts Facebook page. 

I am now permanently stocking my sewing kits at For Every Cloud! 

The owner Donna Vale offers a fantastic platform for designers to launch their new products and offers a pop up shop regularly for artist to sell their work. 

Her inspiring shop is filled with unique gifts made by local artist and there is also a gallery with exhibitions on throughout the year.

It is in a beautiful location in the Somerset levels with amazing countryside surrounding the area. If you visiting the Somerset levels it’s definitely worth a visit and every week they have a range of creative courses on offer. 

Half Term Sewing Fun!

I had a lovely week in October half term teaching at Millie Moon’s haberdashery. We had three days of exciting workshops which included the Friendly Fox cushion and the Halloween pumpkin trick or treat bag.

    

Two minutes into the Halloween workshop Megan, age 9, said “I love doing this”

An hour into the workshop all of the girls said “I love sewing, this is so fun”

 

Below are some of the Friendly Fox cushions made on Tuesday 28th October!

 

I had some very talented children come along to my workshops in October half term. I was extremely proud of all the children that came along who had never sewn before. It was fantastic to see what the children could achieve in only two hours.

We always find time to have a break during all my workshops with a choice of biscuits, cakes, soft drinks and hot chocolates!

  

My next workshop will be Christmas-themed on Sunday 30th November from 1pm to 3.30pm in Frome.

We will be making felt star cushions and Christmas decorations, please check my workshop page for more information!

Summer Holiday Sewing Workshops!

We all had a fantastic time during the school holidays at Millie Moon’s shop in Keynsham.

I had a lovely time teaching and was extremely pleased with everyone’s sewing skills from the youngest children at 8 years old to the oldest at 11 years old.

During the sewing workshops all the children gave their animal cushions and applique pictures real personality.

After lots of chatting, singing and a little bit of dancing during in all the workshops, we still had time for a treat at the end of the class. Some lovely hot chocolates!

I am now looking forward to teaching in October half term holiday!

Workshop dates and times for October half term coming soon.

Halloween themed sewing workshops…

…and lots more!

Workshops at Millie Moon!

This summer I am teaching at Millie Moon’s Haberdashery in Keynsham, Bristol.

Every week I will be teaching children 8 years and over how to make animal cushions or applique pictures! So if you’re struggling for ideas this school holiday, then it’s a great way to entertain the kids!

On Tuesday 19th August children can come along and make a Friendly Fox cushion from 10.30 to 12.30.

In the afternoon I will be teaching a Cheeky Chimp cushion workshop from 1.30 to 3.30.

On the 26th August I will also be teaching a Butterfly Applique workshop in the morning and a Pretty Pig cushion in the afternoon.

All my workshops are £15 including all materials and refreshments!

To book call 01179864565 or email info@milliemoonshop.co.uk

How to use bondaweb for applique

Learn how to make your own applique house!

What you will need:

Bondaweb, scraps of fabric, colourful backing fabric, Molly’s Captivating Crafts free house templates, white cotton, sewing machine, fabric scissors, hand sewing needle, embroidery threads and one sequin.

Step 1 – Print Molly’s Captivating Crafts house patterns onto A4 paper and prepare your backing fabric.

Step 2 – Your bondaweb will have a smooth side and a rough side; use the smooth side to trace your pattern pieces. (Remember to trace three small windows and two large windows)

Step 3 – Cut around your shapes, roughly leaving a 1cm gap.

Step 4 – Using a hot iron, now gently press your bondaweb onto the wrong side of your fabric.

Step 5 – Cut around your shapes with fabric scissors.

Step 6 – Very carefully peel off the bondaweb paper from the back of your fabric.

Step 7 – Arrange your pattern pieces on your backing fabric, right sides facing up and iron on each individual piece.

Step 8 – Using a small zigzag stitch on your sewing machine, stitch around all the edges of your pattern pieces. (Remember not to zigzag backwards and forwards when you start sewing. This way you can leave the loose ends ready to be hand sewn in, so your piece looks neat and tidy)

Step 9 – Now sew in all your loose ends making a few stitches in the back of your fabric.

Step 10 – Using a needle and thread sew on your sequin to create your door handle.

Step 11 – Experiment with embroidery threads, building up the details in your picture.

Why not create smoke pouring from your chimney or make some textured grass for your front garden? It’s entirely up to you, now’s the chance to put your own personal stamp on your applique house.

Applique pictures can be framed, made into bags or even cushion covers, the possibilities are just endless!