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We at Thread Head Fabrics are so thrilled to team up with lovely blogger Sew Angelic Threads and Jaycotts sewing and haberdashery superstore to offer adorable fabric bundles as part of SewAngelicThreads new blog for teaching children how to sew. If your little one – or not so little one – wants to become one of her sewing cadets and learn some wonderful dressmaking skills from stylish and talented Angela, then come follow her wonderful blog here!
Using an 18-inch doll as a dress form and two patterns for creating a whole wardrobe of doll’s clothes, your child can learn how to read a pattern, how to adjust a pattern, how to use a dress form to get the perfect fit and so much more. Talented sewist Angela explains things clearly, simply and with encouragement at every step of the way!
Maybe you’d like to learn to improve your dressmaking skills, too? There’s nothing stopping the grown-ups from taking part, too! Oh, and if you don’t have access to a sewing machine, Angela will be teaching some awesome hand sewing skills. So truly anyone can take part in her sew-along.
Jaycotts is offering a wonderful sewing box and also the patterns Angela will be using in the sew-along. All you need to get started with sewing is all neat and tidy in a handy storage box. Order your sewing box from them here. Angela’s sewing patterns for the sew-along are sold at Jaycotts, too, and are available here and here.
Is your child the next Jean Paul Gaultier or Coco Chanel? You never know! Get them started with Angela’s blog and watch their sewing skills grow!
And what does Thread Head Fabrics have to do with all of this? You know it’s just got to be about the fabric!
We’ve put together a selection of seven ‘long quarter’ bundles featuring some of our most popular quilting fabric for the sew-along, one of which we just know will be perfect for your child!
Each bundle contains 6 long quarters of 100% quality cotton fabric from such manufacturers as Michael Miller Fabrics, Makower UK, Red Rooster, Andover Fabrics, P&B Textiles, and organic cotton indie designers, Saffron Craig and Daisy Janie. Quilting fabric makes great dressmaking fabric, particularly for a newbie as the cotton is easy to work with. The fabrics are 25cm long and cut across the width of the fabric (approximately 112cm). These prints feature doll-sized patterns so the clothes created will look really lovely on your child’s doll.
Each bundle has been put together to appeal to children with different interests. Why not have a look with your child and select the bundle that ‘speaks’ to them!
Spoiled for choice? Select the Pick – a – Mix bundle and choose any 3 prints, 2 solids and a white from any of the bundles so you can sew along with Angela.
All bundles are offered at £15 each plus standard shipping. Fabric bundles are subject to availability. An appropriate substitute may need to be included. Each bundle will contain a selection of, but not all of, the above mentioned manufacturers and designers. Please see the individual bundle listings for complete details of which fabric is included.
You might be wondering how best to choose your bundle? Ask your child how they imagine the doll whose clothes they will be creating. Then have a glance at the choices below and click on the links to order your bundle.
Butterfly Brights – This girl loves to play out in the sunshine with all her friends. Nothing makes her happier than seeing a rainbow or a colourful butterfly!
Country Girl – This girl helps to feed the chickens and milk the cows every morning before school. She enjoys the fresh air and cooking delicious healthy foods with her Gran!
City Girl – This girl loves trips to museums and clothes shopping on the high street. She likes to do everything her older sister does!
Girl Power – This girl can do anything the boys can do! She loves computer games, skateboarding and playing footie with her mates.
Candy Floss – This girl loves soft, spring time colours for her clothes and for decorating her bedroom. She adores kittens, puppies and getting lost in a good book!
Spring Garden – This girl loves flowers and blue skies. Her favourite things to do are drawing, painting and taking long walks in a meadow.
Summer Garden – This girl cannot wait for her summer hols to begin! She loves to work in the garden with her dad.
Pick – a – Mix – This girl has loads of interests and sees life as one big adventure! She enjoys practising piano, swimming and her favourite classes in school are maths and science.
Happy Sewing Everybody!