Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Giveaway Day!!


I'm participating in the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day!

Look what I have to giveaway to a lucky winner:

Some Aunt Edna, Daisy Mae, Sugar Creek and Winding Road

11 fat quarters of the DS fabric that I purchased from her chain store fabric line.  Don't you just love Denyse Schmidt's fabric.

I also have a great book to giveaway.....A brand new book by Lisa Lam.


Lisa has some great purse patterns with great instructions.

If you'd like to win, please leave a comment below to the following question.  

What is a simple project that I can teach my soon to be 7 year old grandson to make on the sewing machine?  He really wants to learn how to sew while he is here visiting for 2 more weeks.

You have until 2pm EST on 5/25.  I'll announce the winner on 5/26.  I'll be using Random.org.

I would be glad to ship Internationally!!!

If you would like a second chance at winning my giveaway, let me know if you are a follower already or a NEW follower.

Go over to Sew Mama Sew and see all the wonderful giveaways!

Good luck!

Cindy

313 comments:

  1. A simple tote bag is an option. Thanks for offering this giveaway! :)

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  2. Maybe a simple rail fence lap size quilt top.

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  3. A small drawstring backpack? It's pretty much just straight seams but he'd get something useful out of it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. A bag book & lovely material!! Yhay!.....Maybe your grandson could make a drawstring bag out of an old t shirt he loves but has grown out of or even an envelope back cushion that he can snuggle up to when he's not with you! X

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  5. How about a drawstring bag for his PE or swimming kit?

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  6. A pillow case is just about the easiest thing you can have him make by himself. Let him pick out some fun fabric and go to town :)

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  7. How about cloth napkins? Or how about a bread basket liner? That was my first sewing project in home ec. I'm sure there's bound to be a free pattern out there somewhere.

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  8. Bean bags would be easy--just squares and then you could stuff with beans or rice.

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  9. Hi there :-) I agree that something like bean bags would be great, or how about this cute windsock tutorial http://www.lovetosew.com/makewindsock.htm it can be hand or machine sewn :-)
    Whatever you make I'm sure you will both have fun!
    Please count me in for your wonderful giveaway x

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  10. You can teach your grandson to make a stuffed toy. It's really nice because you can let him pick out the scraps to use and then he can help sew it (even hand stitch!). Then he will get a kick out of stuffing it with polyfil. The toy will be more meaningful for him because he made it.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    owensolivia@hotmail.com

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  11. How about a drawstring bag that he can fill with legos, etc. to take to visit Grandma?

    I want to improve my bag-making skills, and have looked at this book but not bought it yet. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!
    (hrmaris at yahoo dot com)

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  12. I love that orange print! I just love all her prints.

    I have a really great kids sewing book called "Sewing School." I have taught my 6 year old how to sew using it and she has her own machine and sewing table now. She is really into making pillows and ugly dolls. I think an ugly doll would be a perfect first project. My daughter can design the pattern on paper, cut out the two pieces of fabric, sew on the eyes either with buttons or just thread (since we have a baby who loves to pull buttons off), and then stitches around, turns right side out, stuffs with fiberfill, and sews closed. I have to be honest, sometimes looking at her whipstitching can cause serious heartburn, but she is only 6 and she LOVES making them! The book is a great investment because it gives so many ideas that you can either hand sew or adapt for using a sewing machine. Good luck!

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  13. ps Don't count this as an entry (sorry) but if you do pick up the book, the doll is called something like "my little friend" or something like that, not ugly doll. That's just what we call them!

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  14. you can try mittens! i always liked tracing my hand in felt and then making mittens. though on the machine it gets a bit hard because of the curves...

    my email is supersharmie at gmail dot com

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  15. Make a simple pillow. Easy peasy

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  16. oh my goodness--- such an awesome giveaway!!

    I think that a bowtie or regular tie (because he is a boy) might be fun :) I have a girl, so we stick to things like simple skirts!

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  17. Oh, me me! I don't have any of that fabric! Crossing my fingers Cindy :-)
    So, I have taught my boys to sew a couple of things. We started with bean bags just to get comfortable. Then we did some really fun pillow cases. Kind of like this tutorial...
    http://www.quiltedworks.com/blog/pillowcase-tutorial
    Next I think we'll do that really cool drawstring bag from Jeni/In Color Order with skulls and camouflage ;-)

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  18. Library totes are wonderfully simple patterns to make with kids. I also have made mug rugs and place mats with my children. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  19. I am a new follower. Thank you so much!
    (hrmaris at yahoo dot com)

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  20. Great giveaway opportunity - thanks! How about some pillowcases and/or throw pillows in cute patterns? He can learn seams, straight lines, etc. And together you can make up stories to go with the prints that he can remember as he dozes off each night - like blasting off to the moon for a space print or going on a sailing adventure for a nautical print, etc.

    handmadebytracie (at) gmail (dot) com

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  21. agree with the simple bag idea!

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  22. How about a drawstring bag for legos? Thanks for such a great giveaway!

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  23. A book bag would be a great idea!

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  24. a pillow case cover! in flannel!

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  25. I'd use an easy toy pattern, maybe using faric that he has decorated with fabric markers? He could just draw the thing out himself, cut the two pieces and sew it together.

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  26. drawstring bag..straight lines and great for a little boy to gather stuff in :)

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  27. a bag would be cool! I know my son loves to have a bag to put all his 'treasures' in.

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  28. I think a library/tote bag or a pillow would be a great project for him. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. There are already some really good ideas list above!! I was thinking of something that would keep busy on trips (long and short) so what about a hot wheel car holder. http://homemadebyjill.blogspot.com/2009/12/cozy-car-caddy-tutorial.html....This a great tutorial and looks fairly simple!!

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  30. I propose a pajama bag that he could hang near his bed. I had one when I was child and I remember it was fun!
    Thanks for your great giveaway!
    cyrille
    cyrile.saura(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Pillows are the easiest, but for a 7 year old he might be ready for more of a challenge.

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  32. I would suggest a pillow case-- I did this with all 4 of my kids over spring break and they loved it! Each chose a fun flannel print and a trim. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. I don't know what you can teach your grandson but I hear that bag book is great

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  34. A pillow case is always a good simple go to. Or maybe he would want to make a simple "monster" shaped stuffie pillow guy!

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  35. My daughter made her first quilt at age 7. It depends on how long time they can be interested. Small animals, nice pillows, his own placemat...... Good luck to you both.

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  36. Fun, thank you!
    A great first project is a pillow. You can make it as easy as you'd like or let him create his own pattern for the front with fabric scraps for applique. He'll enjoy stuffing it too. :)

    Thanks again!

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  37. Newest follower here, thanks again!

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  38. My mom taught each of us kids how to sew by making a pillowcase... just a few simple seams and a large hem - a great beginning project! PLUS, we loved picking out the fabrics!!

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  39. A simple shpping tote or a simple patchwork cushion cover would be fine I think. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  40. I think a pillowcase is a wonderful place to start with a beginner. You could let him choose the fabric and then you could make him pajamas to match!

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  41. Anything stuffed should be a lot of fun for a kid!

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  42. Maybe you can teach him how to applique something in one of his T-shirts. hastacualquierdia(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)ar

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  43. i know people have already said it, but maybe a bag? or a pillow cover? i think it's great he wants to learn. :)

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  44. How about having him make some small bean bags and then take an empty cardboard box (that he can decorate) cut a few holes in it large enough to throw the bean bags through...and now he's got a new game to play as well.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    ~Terry~

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  45. I'm already a happy follower :o)
    ~Terry~

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  46. 7 is a great age, If he enjoys sketching, writing etc., one of those crayon tote bags (you know, the ones with crayon pockets on outside--only he's a big boy so for markers or pens, etc. They look complicated, but all straight lines, and they really are easy to make. A pair of shorts/jammer pants are always an easy beginner project if he's not into the drawing/writing thing.

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  47. I'm following you in Google Reader...

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  48. A simple tote bag would probably be a nice easy project. Something he can carry his toys and books in on trips?

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  49. Just a simple tote or drawstring bag would be great

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  50. A pillow case is a simple project, and one he could get a ton of use out of!

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  51. I think that a book bag / tote would be great for your grandson to try... or maybe a cushion for his bed? You could get some fabric pens and let him do his own design on plain fabric to make the project last longer.

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  52. A tote bag is pretty simple. Thanks, Jera

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  53. Mmm a 7 year old. I think making softies or stuffed elephants is a great idea, he could sew buttons on and turn a softie into a unique little monster with three eyes etc.... lots of fun x

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  54. I make cat toys with my 4-year-old niece. We just pick rectangle scraps, sew 3 sides together, fill with catnip and polyfil, then sew up the last side. We don't even worry about turning it inside out and such.

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  55. I remember making little stuffed animals when I was a kid. And you could make them monsters so the shape doesn't have to be perfect. And then hand stitch on button eyes and such.

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  56. I agree with some others. . a drawstring bag is a good option, its something the 7 year olds I know can never have enough of. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. have him sew square patches together for a pillow cover.

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  58. You can have him sew some greeting cards, just to get the hang of using the machine. You could also have him sew some bean bags.

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  59. I'd go for a draw string bag for storing all those things little boys can't leave behind. It's nice and simple and flaws wouldn't be obvious, he'd get use out of it.
    Good luck i'm sure you'll both have a lot of fun whatever you choose to do.

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  60. Look at you, joining in!! I thought about it, but my computer at home is so unreliable right now :( You could have your grandson make a softie, or do like I did with Trinity, and have him make some kleenex covers as a gift for someone. She made them for her teachers, and it was so easy, just going around the square.

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  61. Does he read? A book cover would be a useful and simple project. A friend of mine started sewing recently and it's the first thing she made.
    I've been thinking of getting the bag making bible lately, so this is perfect timing! Thank you for this giveaway.

    My email: lholy_chan [at] yahoo [dot] fr

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  62. What a great giveaway! I would suggest a pillow case - something he uses every night!!!

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  63. I am also a happy follower ;-)

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  64. A pillow is always a good standby - or maybe a drawstring bag? I made one of those when I was 6 and thought it was SO cool

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  65. a cape! I recently made a few for my godsons sons and they were very easy. I made mine reversible with their initials fused on the back. They love them. if you want the link you can find it here http://sewingbystephanie.blogspot.com/2012/05/floating-stars-quilt-for-olive.html

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  66. Pillowcases are easy, also how about some pajama bottoms--or even a simple square block quilt?

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  67. I agree with a pillowcase. He would love that as a reminder of his visit with you.

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  68. A drawstring bag for his hot wheels or those little thing to put on the bottom of coolpops to keep your hands warm and somewhere I saw an ice cream cone cozy that might be fun. I am sure he will enjoy what ever you come up with. thanks for the chance to win.

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  69. He could make a simple book bag our of really boy friendly fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  70. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  71. I vote for pillowcases - they're easy, but there's such great fabric to choose from, he's sure to find something that appeals to him!

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  72. And of course I'm a follower!!

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  73. I say start with a pillow or pincushion. I am working to teach 2, 8 year olds to sew. That's what I started with. =)

    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  74. I'm newly following your lovely blog. Thank you again.

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  75. A drawstring pj bag for his next visit to Grandma's!!! Cheers, Karen

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  76. Aw what a great grandma you are! How about a tote or drawstring bag for storing your grandsons' toys?

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  77. a pillowcase is a nice small easy project - maybe if you had some fun boy fabrics he'd get really excited about it :)

    Julia @ Stars&Sunshine
    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  78. Generous giveaway!!! I keep hearing about "The Bag Making Bible". It sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win. How about a pillowcase or a simple bag to take shopping or put his toys in.

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  79. Already following vie GFC...

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  80. How about a pillow case? It should be easy enough for a first project, plus he gets to use it!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  81. He could easily make a simple tote bag with handles...my daughter did at that age (with a little help from an adult-not too much).
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  82. How about a fleece monster pillow. He can add his own touches...or bean bags. You can make a target for him to use them as a tossing game.

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  83. I would like to win this book! I love sew cute bags!

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  84. I would suggest a simple tote bag or maybe a small Velcro closed pouch for an electronic he might have (Nintendo DS?).

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  85. boys can be tricky :) a pillowcase might be a good option, or a boy stuffed toy (http://www.BitofWhimsyDolls.com has some great ones for boys), or a drawstring bag for "treasures" may be some good options :) Good luck and have fun!

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  86. A simple rag quilt is quick and he will love it.

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  87. I,d say a pillowcase...or maybe some simple shorts with an elastic waist. I've also seen cute stuffies where the child draws on fabric with fabric paint, then you roughly cut out the shape, attach a backing, and stuff!

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  88. A pillowcase for his bed! Or bean bags that hen an play with.

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  89. A pillow made with his favorite fabric.

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  90. A drawing bag will suit him fine.
    anghhong(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  91. I am a new follower GFC.Your boy is great.
    anghhong(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. I would make a pillow case with his favorite cartoon characters or sports teams. There are so many cool novelty prints out there that would be great for a kids bed pillow! Or maybe a cape! how fun!

    ashleatenner26@gmail.com

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  93. How about a crayon or marker roll?

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  94. Maybe a simple library tote? or a pillowcase?

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  95. How about a simple pouch? That he can keep stuff like erasers, pencils or toys.

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  96. Placemats are easy to start with...maybe a basic pillowcase?

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  97. I'm a new follower
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  98. A pillow case or cushion cover :) x

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  99. A pillow case or a simple pot holder with straight seams would be my idea.
    Thank you for this lovely giveaway and happy sewing to you and your grandson:)

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  100. a 9 patch quilt. thanks for the chance to win!
    b.zanninelli@gmail.com

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  101. When you're seven you might not be interested in learning to sew straight lines and the hows of bags or quilts, but using your imagination is always fun. Have him draw his own softie pattern, cut it out and then use that as a pattern, stuff it and embellish with yarn, buttons, beads... Instruct him how narrow arms and neck is difficult to sew and maybe hint that teddy bears, monsters or big dolls are easy forms to turn and stuff. Hope both of you have fun!

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  102. Making a simple softie is a great project and your grandson could design his own shape and pick his own fabric. I did that last holidays with my 5, 7 and 8 year olds for their first sewing time. But my advice would be not to have too many limbs. Because you will end up pushing them all through yourself ;)

    Tas
    www.littleboozle.blgospot.com.au

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  103. I usually just wing it with my totes some structure and tips maybe good love the fabric

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  104. I think a simple patchwork quilt with charm squares might be a good starting point. Amanda Jean from Crazy Mom Quilts had a post a while ago about making an improv quilt with her young daughter - perhaps something like that? My grandmother taught me basic sewing skills when I was young & it is a lovely memory, I think of her often when I'm sewing. Thanks for the lovely giveaway - I'm a huge Denyse Schmidt fan & have just started making bags.

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  105. I'm a happy follower of your blog, thanks again.

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  106. Maybe bean bags or a pillow. I'm thinking something square may be easier and he could have fun with the bean bags too or put the pillow in his room!

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  107. How about a library bag for his books? Nice and simple and useful!

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  108. Fantastic giveaway. I have been slowly teaching my children to sew, the eldest is 8. The first project we worked on together was a simple sunglasses case. It was easy, they felt so proud when putting their sunnies away and it ensured they took good care of their sunnies. Win, win, win!
    Cheers!

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  109. Make a special placemat together just for HIM for when he visits you. Only he gets to use it at supper and breakfast and lunchtimes... Sew it as a bag and turn it out and stitch all around and wah-lah - a rectangular placemat! His special one :) Have fun!!

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  110. When my children were that age, I had them make a simple pair of shorts. I think they called them "jams" at that time. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  111. A pillowcase in his favorite fabric or a simple drawstring bag for his small toys or Legos. I'm also going to start some beginner sewing lessons with my step-grand girls- maybe some pj bottoms since they are ages ten and eleven. Thanks for a chance to win! Love those DS fabrics!
    Beth in AL

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  112. I'm already a follower
    Beth in AL

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  113. Bean bags! My kids loved making bean bags as a first project (then playing with them afterwards). If he's really adventurous you can make them with X on one side and O on the other and make enough for a bean baggy tic tac toe game!

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  114. A pillowcase is a good project to start with, just a few straight lines. He could pick out his own fabric. I'm always kind of happy when I see the pillowcases I made myself. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  115. How about a simple square pillow, or a simple pillowcase? I envy you the fun you will be having - enjoy!

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  116. Last summer, I started teaching my grand daughter to sew while she was here. We made several pillowcases using Missouri Star Quilt Companies tutorial. She loved the process of picking her fabrics and taking home pillowcases for everyone in the family. We also did a simple tote. The pillow case uses three fabrics and we had a blast picking things.

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  117. I think a banner for him to take home and hang in his room would be fun. Use a fabric with a little open weave like homespun and you can teach him to blanket stitch appliqued letters of his name or whatever he wants on it with a large needle that's more rounded. Still lots of sewing on a machine with this and the fabric for the banner could be cut out with scissors.

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  118. I would try for a pillow case, they are perfect for boys and you could let him choose his own fabric. I saw a tute for a burrito pillowcase that looked easy. Or a tote bag or one of those little cases for crayons and a coloring book. Or maybe a bunting for his room, those are super easy to make! Hope that helps. I think that they should start teaching the home arts like sewing in school like they used to.. I wish someone woulda taught me to sew and such when I was younger. You grandson is super lucky to have such a great gran

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  119. When my son was that age, we worked on rag quilts--drawing straight lines on a square and then following that line with the machine. Easy and when it's done--wow! he'll be so impressed with himself!

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  120. My first sewing project when I was not much younger than seven was small pillows, very easy staitforward lines. You could even throw some piping in there to take it up a notch!

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  121. Wow,fabric and book,this is so generous of you.Not really sure,something that he love so much so he can learn it faster.What boys like?i have a daughter so not sure.Maybe little square monster,it would be simple or little bag for marbles.i am curious what you came up with.

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  122. my 4 year old likes to sew with me. a simple potholder is where we started. maybe a patchwork placemat or a simple apron he can wear?
    thanks.

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  123. Could he make a simple bag for his books or toys??
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  124. I'd go for a pillowcase or a simple bag!

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  125. My 5 year old just came home from a few days at Grandma's with a new laundry bag(to keep in her suitcase) that they had made. It is about pillowcase size with a drawstring top. She had sewn it on my Mom's sewing machine and then decorated it with fabric markers. She is so proud of it!
    kirkwood0419(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  126. I have a son the same age and i don't know what to start him of with...
    :-)
    Katz.gali(at)gmail.com

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  127. A superhero cape! Something he can play with and remember good times with Grandma!

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  128. What about a simple tote bag or a stuffed creature of some sort?

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  129. I haven't taught my 6yo to sew on the machine yet so don't have direct experience with this but I remember making animal-shaped pillows in home ec class back in the 80's. Or maybe a little drawstring bag for storing some small toys he has (jacks, action figures, etc).

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  130. I don't know, a pillow would be good but maybe a tote bag with a drawstring that he could carry with him. I can't remember what I taught my girls first but that was 25 years ago, but I think it was a triangle pillow.

    Good luck - please share!

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  131. I am a regular follower.

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  132. I think a pillowcase would be fun and easy - just straight lines. And he could have fun with zig zags for the edges.
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  133. I have been following you by email for quite some time!
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  134. a pillowcase or a pair of pj pants. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  135. Cut out some 5" or 6" squares, let him sew them together and make a small quilt. That should be a good project for a young person to start with.

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  136. a pillowcase...or even a simple quilt
    sntbosch(at)msn(dot)com

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  137. A drawstring bag. That's what they start with in 4-H, a drawstring bag or a simple elastic skirt, and I'm guessing he doesn't want to make a skirt.

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  138. I see you've gotten lots of good ideas of projects to sew with your grand. I like the idea of a drawstring bag or pillowcase - nice straight lines at first then move on to something more complicated. Thanks for the chance to win. Linda

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  139. arghh, really tough question! I'd go with a simple bag

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  140. My kids love to draw a picture, trace it to fabric and sew and stuff it. Could be a stuffed animal or a pillow. They're so ugly they're cute, really (the projects, not the kids - the kids are just plain cute.)

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  141. You could make bean bags to play corn-hole with!

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  142. I would say a pillow case, they are easy and I'm sure he'll love using it. Thanks and good luck!

    rhianneholmes(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  143. Make a stuffed animal based on a drawing he makes! Or a crayon roll (or maybe colored pencil roll?). There was also a tutorial on Sew Mama Sew last summer for a tent for toys (it would work for 12 inch tall GI Joes I think) that used PVC pipes and did require some sewing for the fabric part. I bet he'd love that, and you could use super boyish fabric like camo or dinosaurs or whatever he likes! Good luck!

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  144. I would think a throw pillow that he could use to lay on and watch tv or something would be very easy. It's all straight seams and he could choose his own fabric.

    If you think he could so slight curves draw a simple bear outline or another animal with no sharp curves on paper, have him cut that out and pin (or use pattern weights)that to the fabric he wants to use. Then teach how to cut the fabric and sew all around.

    How about a square potholder for his Momma's kitchen. He might even want to learn to help Mom cook and then could use his own potholder.

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  145. I am now one of your newest followers via email as well as the GFC.

    I hope whatever your Grandson makes you'll be showing pictures of so we can all see.

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  146. I like to have children trace their hands or make a drawing and then embroider it and border the picture for hanging art.

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  147. i dont know ..i really dont sew for kids..but i think perhaps a toy of some sort.. :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  148. No experience but I'd guess a bag? I learnt to sew by making a quilt!

    hannah dot kitching at hotmail dot co dot uk

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  149. following :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  150. My 7 year old girl likes to make little zipper purses.

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  151. Maybe a tote bag or simple backpack.

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  152. A pillowcase is really easy, and something he'd probably use. :)

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  153. I'm a follower. :) Thanks!

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  154. Add a pocket and a strap to a pillow case so he can bring his pillow with him while he is traveling. I would also add some ties/ribbons to hold the pillow in when he carries it. You can add some velcro to the inside go the pocket and the bottom of a stuffed animal to bring as well so he doesn't fall out.

    Kari dot stewart at me dot com

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  155. I am already a follower

    kari dot stewart at me dot com

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  156. Hi,
    maybe a simple bag for his Lego ? Or a simple plushie ? (Maybe an owl.. no feet, no difficult head...)

    Have a nice week... and a nice time with the boy.

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  157. How about bean bags? You could also make (fabric or otherwise) a target or large tic tac toe board to lay on the ground and toss the bean bags on. Although I haven't taught any boys to sew, I do know they love to throw things. Great giveaway, thank for the chance to win!

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  158. A pillowcase is simple :) I don't know if he plays with GI Joe's or not, but I remember when I was little my brother was always making sleeping bags and stuff for his GI Joe's on my Mom's machine - that might be fun too?? Thanks for the chance to win!

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  159. I didn't have a clue, but I think bean bags are a great idea too - since you can play games with him after they are done.
    Seems there are plenty of shapes and activities to choose from!
    http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/beanbag_games.htm

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  160. Pajama pants! When my oldest niece was a little younger, she made some fluffy PJ pants for herself and her sisters. They came out super cute, and were a great beginner project for her to make.

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  161. Shorts or a special placemat. My girls made place mats that were just theirs. They loved them.

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  162. Placemats can be a fun and easy project! Or a table runner.

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  163. Pillow case! Also, check out the book Sewing School--so good!

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  164. • • • Do you have a pet/dog? He could make a quilted mat using a simple design.

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  165. Pillowcase :) That's what I started with!

    Thanks for the giveaway! LOVE The fabrics

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  166. Following your blog :)

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  167. pillow case. My two boys did that with me and he can pick out his own fabric he'll love it.

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  169. Seria legal ensinar seu neto sua própria colcha com um bloco simples como jogo-de-damas.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  170. Ooooh, great giveaway and lovely fabrics. For an easy project for your grandson to learn how to sew, try a pillowcase, and let him pick the fabrics. He will love that he made it himself. There are some great tutorials at

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/millionpillowcases/freepatterns/

    And thanks for the chance to win!

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  171. I taught my son to sew a pillowcase - he picked funky fabric he loved, sewed straight lines, and got to use it that very night. He loved it!

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  172. How about a fun pillowcase? Neither of my boys have learned to sew, but my daughter started with a nine-patch pillow. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  173. I think a simply shaped stuffed animal. He would learn machine sewing, stuffing, and some hand sewing (to close up the opening after stitching). It could be an animal, sport-shaped (ball, football helmet outline, etc.), or whatever he's interested in. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  174. Dana at Made has an awesome hobo bag that would be perfect!

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  175. I subscribe.

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  176. The simplest I think is pillow cover :)

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  177. I am thinking a pillow case or a fun monster friend. Have him draw a simple monster and he could cut it out and sew it too. Use fun different buttons for eyes, maybe he has three or one big eye. Let him use his imagination.
    By the way, the bundle of fabric is lucious! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  178. my son started out making mittens out of felt.

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  179. Pillowcases would be easy to make and using fun prints is always fun for the kids.

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