Paper Plate Weaving

Have you wanted to learn how to weave, but thought it might be too hard?

I'm here to tell you, anyone, SERIOUSLY ANYONE, can do paper plate weaving. 

And all you need is some paper plates and your yarn stash 🧶(that you haven't touched since you gave up on learning how to crochet).

Megan just made a little video breaking down the steps to making an adorable round 8" weaving project. 

Sew Face Masks



Instructions to Make Masks:

Step 1: 

Cut your fabrics. 2 pieces measuring        - 9"wide x 6" tall for adults
- 7.5" wide x 5" tall for kids

Also cut two 7" pieces of elastic cord (make knots at the end) or thin (1/8") flat elastic. 

Step 2: 

Sew one end of one elastic to one corner of one of your fabrics (doesn't matter which one). Backstitch across it a couple of times.  Stretch it across the shorter side and sew the other end to the other corner. Backstitch across it a couple or times.

Do the same with the other piece of elastic on the other side of the fabric.

Step 3: 

Place your remaining fabric piece on top so right sides are touching. Pin the two pieces together.

Sew around the entire thing using 1/2" seam allowance, but leave a 4" opening on the bottom to turn it right side out.


Step 4: 

Turn the whole thing right side out and tuck in the raw edges. 

Step 5: 

Secure the opening with pins .

Make 3 small pleats in each side and secure with pins.

Using 1/4" seam allowance sew around the entire edge twice. 

Step 6: 


Couple things to keep in mind when sewing your masks: 

  • Use tightly-woven cotton fabric for both layers of fabric.
  • If you don't have actual fabric to make, clean cotton button down shirts work.
  • Please remember that both women and men, as well as boys and girls may wear these masks. 
  • Pre-wash your fabric, if you can. 
  • Sew them sturdy, people! Don't forget to backstitch! 
  • For patterns and instructions on making masks, see above. 

Sewing an Embroidered Felt Valentine

In this quick sewing tutorial video, Megan shows you how to make an adorable felt embroidered heart for Valentines Day.

The project is quick, but looks amazing!

Supplies:

  • 3 different colored pieced of felt, at least 5" x 5"
  • 8" Embroidery Hoop
  • 1 piece of linen, canvas or muslin that's big enough to fit on your hoop
  • 3 different colors of embroidery floss
  • scissors
  • large eyed embroidery needle

If you found this video fun and think you might want to try an embroidery class, we have one coming up soon!

You can always view the next upcoming adult sewing classes at our sewing studio in Hoboken NJ here.

You can always view the next upcoming kids sewing classes at our sewing in Hoboken NJ here.