Wednesday Giveaway

9781845978860 Wednesday Giveaway

Enter the Wednesday Giveaway for a chance to win What Shall We Do Today?: 60 Creative Crafting Projects for Kids by Catherine Woram, published by Ryland Peters & Small.

To enter, answer the following question: Have you taught a child how to sew? If so, what kinds of projects did you teach them how to make?

Post your answer by 10 am ET on Friday. We’ll randomly select and announce the lucky winner by 5 pm ET on Friday. Good luck!

 

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25 Responses to Wednesday Giveaway

  1. Lisa says:

    I have a 6 year old daughter and a 10 year old son. They both love to use a sewing machine to create. We are working on a quilt together so we can use it on family picnics. Sew much fun!!

  2. Joel Muncie says:

    I was the child! I am 62 now but when I was 13, my mother taught me how to repair the ripped seat of my pants! We did not have the money to just buy a new pair. Thank goodness it was only a seam failure.

  3. Marsha Drescher says:

    My 4 year old Granddaughter loves to make tote bags. We use various threads and decorative stitches on the front to help her practice Sewing straight lines then we sew them into tote bags for her friends!

  4. I have two granddaughters and two grandsons so the my work is always cut out for me. Get it “Cute Out”? LOL “It’s Hi Grandma, What can we make?”

  5. Kathy Hulsmann says:

    No yet, my kids were never into it when they were growing up, so I’m waiting for my grandchildren to be a little older so I can start them on sewing! Looking forward to it.

  6. Gloria says:

    I have a 12 year old son and an embroidery machine. He don’t like to sew or embroidery but he but he makes beautiful designs on the computer for my embroidery machine, especially the ones he wants to be in his stuff.

  7. Shirley Lynn says:

    I used to teach 4-H clothing construction ans also assisted in middle school sewing. I bow have 2 granddaughters who have already done pillowcases.

  8. Laurie Sieg says:

    Started by teaching my athletic granddaughter to make gym shorts. Then moved to a skirt. Her mother and, in fact, my mother couldn’t sew a bit.

  9. Katie Tackett says:

    I have 6 grandbabies 5 being girls and they love creating!!!

  10. kris says:

    I taught my grandaughter how to make

  11. kris says:

    I taught my grandaughter how to make burp cloths and diapers for her doll. She made a burp cloth for her teacher that was having a baby.

  12. Sue says:

    The 5-year-old granddaughter loves cafty things to do. I haven’t taught her to sew yet, but my daughter recently mentioned that SHE wanted to attend one of the events with my quilting group. Huge step!

  13. Carol Brown says:

    I haven’t taught any kids to sew yet, but I think this book would be very helpful in finding a project to create while watching my 6 year old great niece. Her Nana Bee is teaching her to sew – so when she stays with me we’ll just find a project out of this book and create a masterpiece!

  14. Paula Hawkins says:

    My grandmother sewed, therefore I had the desire to learn. Now that I have a granddaughter, I want to instead the love of sewing in her. She is now 5 yrs. old and helps me in my sewing. One day I decided it was time for her to get involved in creating her own items. So, I took her to the fabric store. She picked out her pattern and her material. Once we were home I explained the steps it takes, starting with cutting out the pattern. She made a remark that I will never forget. She asked me, “Grandma, yo mean you can make a dress out of this piece of material?” This was her first project. She loves making things and giving them to her teacher and friends. Her most recent sewing project was a pillow that adorns my bed. In case your wondering, yes I do assist her with the sewing machine. That is if she does not sew it by hand.

  15. Charlotte H. says:

    I have taught my great nieces to sew. We have an annual vacation together and sew for a week. This year we are going to make small tote bags, pillowcases and anything else small that we can find.

  16. Judy A says:

    My 2 youngest daughters are beginning to sew. So far just pillowcases and kid type crafts. The youngest wants to tackle clothes for her dog. I think she can handle it.

  17. Teri Cahill says:

    I have a 2 yr old grandson that loves helping Grandma. When he gets a little older I would love to teach him to sew. This book would give me inspirations. Last year I embroideried a shirt for his dad. On the top it said Hayden the bottom said Daddy and in the middle I put his handprints to form a heart. His daddy loves the shirt.

  18. I teach Kids’ Sewing Camp classes and have taught my daughter and granddaughter to sew! We have made a Halloween candy tote bag, a stuffed penguin with an ‘iceberg’ sleeping bag, a zippered triangular bag and lots more – this book would supply us with lots more ideas – thank you for the chance to win!

  19. Marthie says:

    The child I learn to sew, is my child who is turning 38 in Aug. It all started with little hexagons that she sewn together to make little purses. And today she is hooked on quilting.

  20. Kim Cady says:

    We sewed button cuff bracelets to practice buttoning and sewing skills.

  21. Flora T says:

    I taught my daughter how to sew a simple skirt. I also taught three of her class mates how to make the same skirt. We also handsewed felt flowers and birds for our Christmas tree.

  22. Tina M says:

    My granddaughter is learning to sew and loves to find new items to try. This book would be great for my granddaughter who is a beginner sewer.

  23. Rebecca Wood says:

    I taught my daughter to sew when she was younger. Then when she went to college, she was studying drama and was the top sewer in her class of costume making. She made her friend a costume for a party with the Air Force wives and it came out good, just this year. She plans to start her family soon and plans to sew for her little ones. I am so proud that she had the ability to make her friend’s costume. She also sews her husbands badges on onto his uniforms. It fells great to pass an ability like this on to others. I thank God for her desire to engage in these activities. She still calls and asks me questions about sewing.

  24. Stephanie Claussen says:

    My daughter has always liked to have my help with sewing projects. She has always picked her own fabrics and sometimes those I’d have rather have saved for myself, she makes pillows and soft portable blankets. Her ideas are always her own but I like to think I give her inspiration from what she has seen me make. My son helps me digitize designs on the computer and critiques all boy designs to look the most authentic. I encourage both my children in sewing but they inspire me with their own individuality and creative abilities. Sewing runs in our family, with much talent from the grandparents and great grandparents, and I think the most gifted may be yet to be discovered!

  25. Rachel V. says:

    I have two children, a daughter 26 and a son 24. I taught them both to sew when they were younger. My son made his first quilt when he was 8 while standing at the kitchen counter. My daughter made a christmas quilt as a teen and she is still very proud of it! Now I have a 2 year old granddaughter and am waiting patiently until she’s old enough to teach as well.

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