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Butterfly for Small Hands to Sew


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.

child-sewn butterfly

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):

kit for a child to make a butterfly

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!

Donate to the American Cancer Society

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!

MaryAnne at Mama Smiles
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MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

20 thoughts on “Butterfly for Small Hands to Sew”

  1. Chrissy @ The Outlaw Mom Blog

    I love all the sewing projects you and your daughter have done. I wish I had entered this giveaway in time, but I’ve been so slow at getting around to everyone’s posts these days. This is such a wonderful project and I’m honored to be a part of it! xoxo

  2. Valerie @ Glittering Muffins

    Good job Emma! Nice butterfly! Never really sewn with Nico yet but he should be able to do so soon :)

  3. Andrea @ No Doubt Learning

    What a great idea! We’re just starting sewing projects in my home…the girls LOVE being in the sewing room!

  4. I wish I knew how to sew so that I might teach my girls lol. What a nice giveaway. I really am so honored to be a part of this project MaryAnne! We can finally order our copies of the book now too! Ordering tonight! I can not wait to look through it! :)

    1. So glad you’re getting your copies!

      You should definitely learn to sew! Try felt and a running stitch or whipstitch :)

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