Welcome, Sew, Mama, Sew! visitors! My giveaway today comes from the Small Hands Creating Hope project, which I created with the help of over 40 fantastically creative bloggers to celebrate thirty years of cancer survivorship! Together, we created a beautiful ebook that we are sending out to anyone who donates at least $15 to the American Cancer Society through this link. Donors will also receive a link where they can purchase a physical copy of the book at production cost, if they would like.
My daughter made this butterfly to feature as our contribution to the book. It’s a very simple sewing project for young children – two layers of felt stitched together, with a pipe cleaner forming the antennae and stick-on jewels to add a little glamour. My six-year-old daughter opted to stitch the layers together with a running stitch with no other decoration, but this is also a great way for kids to practice some simple embroidery stitches! Simple sewing projects are always a hit in our house – here are a few others we have done:
And a few projects that you can make for your kids (or a child who is old enough to use a sewing machine can make):
- Easy-sew beanbags
- 15-minute Cinderella gown
- Simple felt crayon roll
- Jeans to handbag
- Decorate a monster
Today I’m giving away a kit with supplies (minus needle and thread) to make two butterflies. To enter, simply fill out the form below. I will give three extra entries to anyone who publicizes the Small Hands Creating Hope project, and five extra entries to anyone who makes a donation. Just make sure your email address for the donation matches the one given for your entry!
This giveaway will run through 5pm PST (8pm EST) May 25th, when a winner will be chosen using random.org. I am happy to ship anywhere in the world.
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Stephanie, and thank you to all who entered!