Let’s Sew Together – Super Happy Slippers – and a giveaway

IMG_3219Tegenn has been desperate to make some slippers for quite some time, so she was quick to jump on the Super Happy Slippers project from Let’s Sew Together by Rubyellen Bratcher.  They’re on the cover – she spotted them immediately!

She loved using fabric markers to draw pictures on the tops of the slippers – she thinks that drawing on fabric is much more fun than drawing on paper, and I’m inclined to agree with her.Slipper collage 2

Whilst she has her own sewing machine, it wasn’t out and set up so she got to use mine (note to self : make a permanent spot for her sewing machine during summer). Whilst she experimented with different stitches for quilting the slipper tops, I actually constructed the rest of the slippers for her. It wasn’t tricky (for me) but it was a bit beyond her level and anyway, we really enjoyed making these together. She actually adores her slippers and has been wearing them non-stop around the house since we made them.IMG_3216Now that you’ve read an author interview and seen some projects I have made from the book, how about winning your very own copy of the book Let’s Sew Together, to keep you and the kids entertained and crafting all summer long?! Simply comment on this post and tell me what you liked making when you were a child. I’ll pick one winner to receive a copy of this book.

Contest rules
Contest open to residents of USA and Canada only (excluding Quebec). Winner will be picked at random from among all eligible entries. Comment on this blog post and tell us what you liked making as a child. Comment by 11.59 PST July 6 2014. Winner to be announced on or around July 7 2014. Winner will be contacted by email and will receive one book $20 value. One entry per person.



13 thoughts on “Let’s Sew Together – Super Happy Slippers – and a giveaway

  1. What cute slippers. I liked to make things for my dolls when I was a child–clothes, furniture etc. I think I made myself a pair of slippers too and of course pot holders.

  2. That sounds like so much fun! I loved crafting, but only sewed some. I remember making Aladin costumes for our choir to where in a parade with my mom. It was awesome.

  3. I would bug my mom. She when we were little would sew our clothes. To pacify me she would give me fabric and Barbie clothes patterns. I would sit and hand sew this was when I was five. I to this day love to sew. I miss sitting on the floor next to the sewing machine cabinet at my mother’s feet watching my mom sew. She was an amazing seamstress and a patient and wonderful teacher.

  4. When I was 10 I sewed my own Halloween costume…it was a clown costume and I started with a pair of yellow flannel pajamas and went from there…adding all kinds of stitching and sewing patches on it and even made a large bow tie and sewed it on!!! Won 1st place for best home made costume that year!

  5. Please do not include me in this as I don’t have kids but I think those slipper might work on my feet if she was willing to give them up!

    I use to love to make pot holders on looms when I was a kid and does anyone remember doing the spools with nails on them to make a round I guess it was kind of like knitting a snake and rolling them into pot holders or what every you mid could come up with. . . like a pet snake!

  6. I liked to make stuff for my dolls & stuffed animals. Mom had a scrap bin that could raid for supplies.

  7. I loved making paper chains at Christmas to decorate the tree. Thanks for the chance to win

  8. I made lots of doll clothes for my Betsy Wetsy doll. That’s how I learned to sew. I would sit at my mothers side and sew along with her. I still have my little chain stitching toy sewing machine. It has an honored place in my sewing area.

  9. How cute. I used to love sewing. I remember making some of my own clothes as well as doll clothes. I have 3 little nieces who would love to do some sewing.

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