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Children's Workshop - How To Sew A Softie

Posted on August 01, 2014 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

Recently I taught 25 children, a few adults and a grandparent to hand sew. Concentration was high for all the children and there was much excitement as each step was taken and concluded. Cutting the softie panels out. Sewing them together by hand with a sharp needle and white tread which was rethreaded at least three times per softie, each child managed this easily. Then the joy of turning them inside out and stuffing them. Sewing the softies closed was tricky for most and I had a queue of children asking for help.

Their was the odd hole where the hand sewn stitches were a bit large and the stuffing oozed out (which cracked me up). But nothing a few quick stitches wouldn't fix.

Every child left with a softie and a massive smile. Most gave them a cute name and a cuddle. As I was super busy I asked my daughter to take some pictures on my phone.

You may be surprised, but children are excellent at sewing. I would encourage you to teach a child to sew. 

 Saffron Craig Children's Sewing a Softie workshop

Saffron Craig Children's Sewing a Softie workshop

Saffron Craig Children's Sewing a Softie workshop

Saffron Craig Children's Sewing a Softie workshop

Saffron Craig Children's Sewing a Softie workshop

 

 

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Mr and Mrs Claus Softie Panels

Posted on November 18, 2013 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

Christmas is nearly here. I am hosting Christmas this year with 7 children coming under 8.

Make your very own funky Mr and Mrs Clause from this craft panel in time for Christmas. There is no need for a kit as all the instructions are printed onto the fabric, making it very easy for you. Simply cut, sew and stuff.

With Christmas coming this is a great project to teach someone to sew or an easy sewing project just for you. Or maybe it will be a good present for someone in your quilt group to give them a smile. 

 

Saffron Craig Mr and Mrs Clause Softie Craft panels.

Saffron Craig Christmas Craft Panel Mr and Mrs ClauseSaffron Craig Christmas Craft Panel Mr and Mrs Clause

 

Available for a short while in my online fabric shop.

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Brand New Koala Softie Panels

Posted on June 25, 2013 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

Saffron Craig Koala Softie craft panels. Koala softie

Are you looking for a great school holiday project? Or are in the mood for some softie cuddles?

I've just added my funky Koala, Wombat and Kookaburra softie panels to my shop.

They were a great hit at the craft fair last week.

 

Easy to sew, so much fun to stuff! Great to teach young ones how to sew or a fantastic present for a baby or an overseas relative.

 

Get your softie panel here! 

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New funky Kookaburra Softies now available

Posted on January 28, 2013 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

My new Kookaburra Softies are available now! (sold out)

There are four Kookaburra Softies in total in bright, happy contrasting colours filled with bold patterns. 
So you can choose your favourite. 

The set of four seems to be the favourite and is the best selling item in my online shop to date. Which is great because that means you like them all (phew)!

 

Saffron Craig Kookaburra Softie make your own in bright happy colours.

Saffron Craig Kookaburra Softie make your own in bright happy colours.

 

I have them all over my house laughing and happy being played with on this very wet, stormy summer's day.

 

They are super easy to sew and stuff and make a great crafting project or present. Make sure you fill up the beaks with loads of stuffing! 

 

They are digitally printed onto poplin cotton.

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