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Flo Mandus
Owner and Operator of Fairythimbles 


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Pattern Review Modkid Wrap Skirt

We are always looking for independent patterns from smaller pattern makers. Who doesn’t want to support small business owners? 

Well, I was really pleased to find a pattern that works well with quilter’s cotton and makes a cute wrap skirt! The pattern ran cheaper than most patterns at a quilt store I randomly stumbled – win win. Quilting cotton is typically a no for making clothes because of the discomfort wearing them. This pattern can easily be used for quilting cotton. 

You can  purchase this pattern directly from the source.  It is currently on sale right now! Grab your pattern and start sewing!Go here> 
You can also find other PDF patterns ready to print on their website.

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This pattern is perfect for the first time clothing making. You don’t have to cut out pattern pieces. The skill set you need is to sew a hem and buttonhole. Now, this pattern can be easily used with a linen, chambray or something with some structure. 

My fabric choice was quilter cotton from kaffe Fasset from a quilt store. My next make will be a chambray. 

It took me one afternoon to make. In terms of fit, wrap skirt so easy to fit. If you are a plus size, you may need to add some fabric to accomodate. 

Now, this skirt does hit my knees, but I have 5 ft tall. If you are a

taller woman, it will be a little above the knees.

Materials you will need to complete this project: 
Lightweight Fusible Interfacing 
Sewing Machine 
Seam Ripper  
Tape Measurement & Bobbins

If you do make this project based on this review, please let us know!  We would love to see your finished project. 

Happy Sewing! 

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Fairythimbles Maker Group

Hello Friends, 

I am taking the opportunity during these recent events with the virus to start a free group for families. These involve activities you can do around the house with supplies you already have at home with your child. We can learn from each other about at home activities. 

I will also have some fun activities for the moms! All is done using a private Facebook Group. Now, if you do not have a Facebook account – that is fine! Subscribe to our mailing list and we will send you link to access the live class.  We will have virtual paint party! 

Also, if you are interested, I am taking the opportunity to expand my business to include virtual activities from my business Fairythimbles – sewing and art courses. We will have the option to mail you the art supplies to make it easier for you and your children. All you need is to watch the virtual course. If you are interested, keep following my business. 

Here is our Facebook Group – Fairythimbles Makers Group. Join us! 

I am sure you have the following items on hand. If not, you can order them on amazon.

Art Supplies you need.. 

* Crayola Crayons 
*Mixed Media Pad 
*Sharpie Marker 
*Oil Pastel (optional)
*Mixed Media Paper
 *Tempera Paint  
* Acrylic Paint (optional) 
  – Americana Acrylic  or Apple Barrel 
*Chalk Pastel  
*Colored Construction Paper (optional)  
* And an excited artist! 

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Interested in learning to Sew? 

We will dive into hand sewing and machine sewing! Again, we will also do hand sewing. No need for machines. 

Here’s what you need… 

* Sewing Machine , now if you are looking to purchase something to get you started. This is what I would recommend and it doesn’t cost a lot. Brother RLX3817 Full Size Sewing Machine, White (Renewed)
* Hand Sewing Needles  
* Sewing Thread  
*Embroidery Floss (optional) 
* Scissor
Fabric or some old sheets 
* pencil and ruler for measuring
* Pins 
*seam ripper 

We are also going to do some fun challenges for the kids. We are going to use lego’s and cardboard boxes. As a homeschool mom – this is something we have done in group setting. It was always fun and interesting to see the kids projects. 

Our First Live!

We are starting our first live meet up with some fun Octopus Line Drawing.  

When: March 15, 2020 
Time: Sunday,  4 pm 
Where: online – Facebook Group. 

What you would need: 
Mixed media paper or watercolor  paper 
Black waterproof marker 

What you’ll learn:
How to draw through observation. How to draw to show perspective and form and how to add texture with stippling and cross-hatching. 

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The benefits of learning to sew…

The benefits of learning to sew...

I have always love to make my own things as a child. I grew up watching my mother sew. She would either sew things for us or for her clients.

We make learning to sew fun! My mother and I love teaching kids and adults!

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There are so many benefits in learning to sew. Besides the obvious reason of being able to sew a button, hem a pants or mend a clothing, kids are learning the following things:

1. Promotes consumer awareness – yes, it may be a heavy topic especially for the little ones. But, I believe it’s very important in today’s society. They learn how things are made. It’s so easy to go to the store and buy things when it’s broken. But, sewing teaches a child of the process and appreciate things. They learn to value things and actually will fix things before thinking of replacing it.

2. Fine motor skills. Develop and mature their finger dexterity.

3. Find and build their confidence.

4. Problem solving – kids learn to troubleshoot their machine or project.

5. Brings math to life! All those seam allowance – fractions and measurements….

6. Learn a copious amounts of patience!

7. Meet new friends with the same interest!

8. I almost forgot! Your child is not just learning to sew but they’re using their IMAGINATION! I have seen students come up with ideas that are so beautiful and amazing!

 There are so many benefits to sewing!

Have I convinced you now? 

And, now what should you do? If you know how to sew and have the patience to teach your child, then go for it! Introduce your love for sewing and creating things to your child. Use this time as a way to bond and build memories with your little one.  

If you do not know how to sew, I recommend checking your local hobby store ( if we are far from you! 😉 ) But, if we are – feel free to call us! We are happy to assist! 

Register for a sewing class now!

Thank you! 

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