Made by Hand - Books, Templates, Needles
Southern Belle Statler Retreats
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the kids at work on the projects they made for our Teens & Tweens book.
You can see how much fun they had discovering new ways to be creative.
Use this book to teach a young person to sew, or schedule a class together.
Brandon and Dakota show off the Friendship cards they made.
Amber used the rotary cutter to cut the pieces for her Easy Sew Poncho.
She stitched it up quick on the sewing machine.
And then she got silly when she modeled it.
We had fun recycling our old jeans.
One of the easiest projects was turning a back pocket into a holder for our sunglasses, music player, or cell phone.
Other projects include a small purse and a DVD carrier.
Brandon added a D-ring to clip onto his backpack.
Amber added crystals for some bling!
Everybody had fun choosing fabrics to make quilted Christmas ornaments.
We stitched with floss and added buttons and beads.
It's sweet to decorate the tree with things we made ourselves.
Blake found several fun places to pick up his impressions with crayons.
He used the iron to heat set the color and then had a little help from Elisa at the sewing machine.
Amber stitched a cover for her bedside table.
The top is quilted and she used a large ruching pattern to add fullness and a petal edge to the skirt.
Choose a fabric that matches your quilt or looks good in your room and make your own table skirt. Sweet!
We stitched some of our projects by hand, others with the sewing machine, and with our longarm quilting machine.
Working with a friend is always fun and we love sharing our passion for quilting with others.
Amber and Brandon worked on applique quilts. First we used fusible web to attach the hearts and stars.
Amber appliqued hers with a blanket stitch on the Bernina.
Brandon did a straight stitch with the longarm.
Everyone got to try their hand at free motion quilting on our Mosaic Applique quilt. A group quilt can hold a lot of memories for friends and family.
Amber learned a new technique for piecing circles into background squares. Then, we had a little role- reversal when she got to teach her mom (Jen) how to do it!
She planned the layout of her quilt on the flannel design wall, pieced it on the Bernina, and quilted it with the Statler Stitcher.
Don't you just love to listen to music while you work?
Kids at work.
The kids learned several different ways to do bindings. Here are Amber and Seayra having a giggle-moment while they work.