Softies are simple sewing projects that can be stuffed with poly-fil. They are anything from super easy to more complex creations. This Sew-a-Softie project started as an initiative to encourage young people and adults who have never sewn that sewing is easy and fun. It was started in Australia by Trixi Symonds who was recently featured in the magazine, Creative Machine Embroidery.
You will want to follow "Sew a Softie" on your Facebook account as there will be a great giveaway, or follow the Sew a Softie blog for a chance at the giveaway. Click here is a list of all the items on the giveaway list .
If you have never sewn before or would like to teach someone else, this is a great place to start. All month there will be free patterns and tips. Here are two excellent resources to learn how to hand sew:
- Muse of the Morning has a cute Free Printable: Lil’ Book of Hand Embroidery Stitches – pocket size stitch guide
- Red Ted Art has great videos explaining the basic stitches
There is a roundup of crafty people coming together to share their talents for this project. Below is a list of the first 15 days of the roundup. Please click on their website on their day to see what they have designed just for you.
July 1 – Trixi Symonds at Coloured Buttons
July 2 – Tina at Miss Daisy Patterns
July 4 – Maggy at Red Ted Art
July 5 – Abbie at While She Naps
July 6 –Mollie at Wild Olive
You will not want to miss Mollie's adorable alpaca today. Llama's and alpacas are the rave lately.
July 7 - Elisa Allen at Make Film Play
July 8 – Laura at Colourful Minds
July 9 – Zoe at Love Patchwork & Quilting
July 10 –Amie at Sewing School Book
July 10- Nic Hahn at Mini Matisse
July 12 – MaryAnne at Mama Smiles
July 13 – Amalia at Handmade by Amalia
July 14 – Joanna at The Blue Barn
July 15 Penny at Mother Natured
Have fun sewing and if you can, teach someone else to sew too.