1.01.2012

new city softies

Happy New Year!


These soft sculptures were made during a winter break art class at New City School and are sure to bring you a smile. They were so much fun to make and will look great hanging in the gallery for the Sew Loved art show!


















8 comments:

Hope Hunter Knight said...

love them. would also love some tips on how you got them so nicely finished on the edges and such. did you use a particular size needle? great job!

Shannah said...

We have a sewing machine in the art room so whenever possible I sit with them and let them guide the fabric and press the pedal. We also used a glue gun to close the seam after stuffing and attach buttons.

Since I only had an hour with each age group, I premade the rectangle base for the youngest which they then turned inside out using blunt colored pencils to get the corners turned out nicely.
Thanks Hope and happy new year!

Hope Hunter Knight said...

Aha! Now I need to add sewing machine to my wish list, as well as lessons on using it - hehe. Thanks, they are adorable.

Claudia said...

Ok, you are the best teacher EVER (don't tell my parents since they are both teachers, ah ah ah)!!!

Amie Plumley said...

These are so super cute. I just found you via Crafty Crow and had so much fun looking at your projects. I sew with kids and teach kindergarten. Lots of good ideas and inspiration. Thanks!

Shannah said...

Hello Amie and thank you!
I LOVE your beautiful little book and have added your blog to my blog reader. I am so happy you stopped by:)

Amy O said...

Do they use fusible web, glue, or something else to attach the fabric "appliqu├ęs"?

Shannah said...

Hello Amy O!
I use "wonder-under", a double sided fusible web. I iron on the one fabric side and peel off the paper so they can cut out the pieces and arrange how they want, and then we iron a second time. Set up time takes a little longer, but easy peasy for the kids to use:)