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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Cute Sewing Project for Little Girls

The other day I saw on a homeschool facebook page a picture of a little girl with a sewing project that she just completed.  I thought it was so cute and knew that my girls would love to make one.  I found out the name of the fabric, got on Etsy and found what I was looking for.

The fabric panel is called Coral Queen of the Sea Doll Panel by Moda Fabrics.  The panel includes:

The doll front and back
sea horse front and back
pillow front and back
blanket front and back
mermaid tail front and back
skirt front and back

I found it for $9.75 from Three Oaks Fabric Company and it arrived 2 days after I ordered it.  The only thing I had to buy was some stuffing.  You also need some light weight batting and of course thread and scissors.

We started with the pillow and blanket because I thought those would be the easiest.  We then moved on to the sea horse.

My 5 year old sat in my lap to help me sew hers.  She did a lot of asking when it was going to be finished!

The next day we started working on the doll. She was a little trickier.  I had to help Lily turn it right side out and stuff she had trouble getting the stuffing to the arms and legs.

We also made the mermaid tail the second day.  The hardest part of that was turning the belt right side out and making the casing on the tail.  We were ready to be finished for the day after that.

Day 3 we just had to make the skirt. It didn't take long at all!

The girls absolutely love these dolls and their accessories!  They are a good size and the girls have had a lot of fun playing with them. We had a great time making them together.  I was so excited that everything came all on the one panel and the instructions were easy to understand. I was so impressed with how much Lily could complete on her own. She was able to cut all the pieces out herself.  She also has grown tall enough to reach the pedal on the sewing machine so she did all of the sewing too.  I just had to supervise her and tell her when to start and stop and turn the fabric.  The most help she needed was turning the fabric and sewing the openings closed.

I saw that there was also a Little Red Riding Hood set after I ordered this one.  I think we may order that one some time in the future.

Happy Homeschooling!
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