Sew a Softie in July is almost here.
Starting on July 1st and continuing all month, two simple sewing projects to make with kids will appear every day on Insta by bloggers from around the planet.
Sew a Softie Kid Ambassadors will also be hosting Sew a Softie gatherings and teaching or getting together with friends to create and sew a softie as well!
Sew a Softie in July is a creative fun-filled month of free softie tutorials and get-togethers to show the world that anyone can sew, to inspire each other to sew with the next generation whether they be our kids at home or our students at school, and to help our world grow together by sewing together.
How Do I Join In To Make a Simple Sewing Project?
There are lots of fun ways to join Sew a Softie in July.
You can join in as a participant and simply sew a softie by yourself, with your kids, with your neighbours or with a group at any time in July. Don’t forget to post a photo of your softie on Insta and tag me @sewasoftie and hashtag #sewasoftie as well.
You’ll be in the running to win some great sewing prizes donated by Sew a Softie in July’s generous sponsors.
Your kids can also join in as a kid ambassador and sew a softie with a friend, or even better, host a Sew a Softie get-together. Again don’t forget to post those photos and tag me!
Lastly, if you want to join the tutorial hop and post your very own softie tutorial, send me a DM on Insta. If you want, you can see what others have done in past Sew a Softie tutorial hops HERE, HERE and HERE.
If you haven’t discovered by the end of July that kids absolutely love sewing then my name isn’t Trixi Symonds (which it is).
But I can’t even sew on a button!
Yes you can 🙂
If you think you can’t sew, then I’m here to show you that you can.
If you need any help getting started, you can go to my Youtube channel for tutorials on everything from how to thread a needle and do a running stitch to tips and tricks for sewing with kids and some great creative sewing tutorials and even a free Sewing with Kids Guide.
Sewing Projects to make with kids book
If your interested in books, my latest book The Zenki Way: A Guide to Designing & Enjoying Your Own Creative Softies shows you how to create any softie that you and your kids can dream up and shares sewing secrets that I hope will help to make your sewing a wonderful lifelong adventure.
Is there anything else I need to know?
This years Sew a Softie in July theme is MAKE SOFTIE MAGIC HAPPEN!
It’s certainly some kind of magic when kids create a new softie friend.
And it’s magic when they realize that they have just created a wonderful softie all by themselves.
And when that happens, you can almost see your kids self-confidence grow. That’s genuine magic! That’s the real thing!
Sew a Softie in July sponsors
Clover, Aurifil, Shannon Fabrics & Beacon adhesives.