Next, cut out the circle shapes. We used felt for the baking.
With good sides facing out, sew the 2 sides together, leaving a hole for stuffing. You can machine sew too.
Stuff your medal with polyfil or small scraps, then sew it closed. Add a ribbon. Be sure to sew on the ribbon securely.
Wear your medal with pride!
Instead of drawing on your medal design, you can use felt and thread to stitch it on. The possibilities for this project are endless!
Happy Sew a Softie month! What will you medal in??
So, please click here to enjoy the original post. These kids are now driving and are in high school!
A few elf hat tips:
- We make our elf hats out of fleece, but felt works well too.
- You can make a pattern if you are sewing with a group. If it's just 1 or two kids, get out a yard (or meter) stick and have them help measure the triangle shape.
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Kids of all ages will enjoy these traditional crafts with a modern twist.
Yarn Dolls! These little dolls are so simple, yet very addicting to make. Get ready to use up all your bits of yarn and scraps. Saturday, October 17, 10am EST
Paper Plate Weaving! Say hello to fall with a door hanging that even the youngest crafters can manage. Saturday, October 17, 1pm EST.
Baa Baa Softie Sheep! Stitch up a cuddly sheep of your very own from an old sweater and felt. Sunday, October 18, 1pm EST.
Hope to see you at the NY State Sheep and Wool Festival!
Join in the fun by following Sew a Softie on Instagram and tagging any softies you make #sewasoftie.
Keep the Zoom Open
After a quick morning meeting, I taught my first lesson then had the kids get to work independently while still on Zoom. By keeping the video chat open, students were able to ask questions as needed, held responsible for work, created a virtual classroom community. We were functioning much like a traditional classroom setting where students worked independently while a teacher roamed the classroom or did a quick grading of papers. When campers had questions, they just unmuted themselves and asked. During this independent work time, I was prepping for the next lesson, helping my own children, and answering emails. There was something very comforting seeing each other working.
Use a Combination of Live Lesson and Recorded Lessons
While creating Google Slides and recording close-ups of hands-on activities takes time, it pays off in the end. The combination of live and recorded lessons also means that the written lessons don't have to be super detailed because you can help to fill in the blanks and answer any questions. When teaching a lesson, I went through the slides with campers and we watched the videos together. They were then able to immediately ask questions and I could check for understanding before I set them off to work. During independent work time, they could go back and watch videos as needed.
Have Extensions for Early Finishers
This is always a problem, right? What do you do with those who work quickly? Both Liz and I had extensions for campers who had extra time on their hands. These lessons were placed at the end of the Google Slides for the day.
Daily Schedules are Important
Having a predictable daily schedule will help both you and families stay on task. While you'll need to be flexible, it's really nice to know that you're going to do the same things every day like morning meetings, check-ins, breaks, and finish times. The day "zoomed" by and everyone was happy and felt successful.
Keep safe and healthy! Please note that this tutorial is for personal use only. Here are some tips for wearing masks in public that I found useful.
First, using the directions in Sewing School Quilts, make a selfie square. We used 8x8 squares of muslin for our selfies. This size seems to be a good beginner size.
To make this size, you'll need patterns that are:
2-1/2 x 8 inches (cut 2)
2-1/2 x 12 inches (cut 2)
*Note that you you can just measure and cut the fabric.