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Let the kids sew something cool / Jetzt sind die Kinder dran: Cooles Selbstgenähtes

Today my 5 years old son wanted to sew his own monster – and he had so much fun doing it: You really should try that with your child too (and I think even 4 years old kids are able to do it).

My son started with a sketch of his monster. You can just use this sketch a the pattern for the monster or scan it and enlarge the sketch to get a pattern in a good size.

Then you cut out the pattern, pin it on the fabric, cut out the fabric, pin together the front and back …


Tutorial: How to sew a RevoluzZzionary Monster / Wie man ein revoluzZzionäres Monster näht

I got such an amazing positive feedback from many, many people concerning my monsters that I decided to give all my blog readers a little gift: A tutorial to make your own RevoluzZzionary Monster. It’s a simple one and even if you are a beginner you should be able to do it.

If you have any questions while you are making the monster – just contact me. And you can make the monster with a very simple sewing machine – you only need a simple stitch and a zigzag stitch.

And the cute little monster I made during this tutorial

Work in Progress: Robot/Roboter

Sometimes it’s interesting to have a look behind the scenes. Today I show you what has to happen to get such a cute little robot friend:

Manchmal ist ein Blick hinter die Kulissen einfach nett. Drum zeige ich hier mal, was passieren musste, damit Lilith diesen süßen Roboter in ihren Armen halten konnte:

Everything starts with a sketch on my computer:

Bei mir beginnt immer alles mit einer Skizze am Computer:

And then: Print the sketch, cut it out, pin it on the chosen fabric, cut the fabric, neat the edges, decorate it…

Dann wird die Skizze …

Let’s sew a tree

Usually I avoid to use IKEA fabrics, because you see them everywhere and therefore i find them pretty boring. OK, there are some really classy plaid IKEA fabrics which I don’t want to miss.

And there is one new fabric at IKEA that is very, very nice – a bit retro style. But the pattern is very big so it’s difficult to use it except for curtains or bed linen. Well, I really had to buy this fabric because I like it so much – but we don’t need new curtains or bed linen :-)

Some days ago I had …