Chair bag

Beaux- quet ( craft project for kids)

Chair bag!!

I have been dying to do a blog…. And have so many ideas busting to be uploaded. But Christmas came sweeping in and we went away on holiday for almost a month and then school started….. And seven family birthdays in the last few weeks!
All a bit crazy. No time to blog!

Not to mention , my “baby” leaping into the world of BIG school.
Any mums out there shed a little tear??? I did.

One thing the girls had to have for school was a chair bag.

So with my eldest daughter Eden ( turned 8 yesterday!), we did a little old fashioned stitching to decorate her chair bag.

What an absolute hit this sewing thing is. It’s a “new” form of craft without the mess of paint and glitter etc; and all threads can be vacuumed up easily at the end. And it’s so easy and effective.
Even 5 yr old Jessica is into it.

This is Jessica’s start of stitching a tea party as a cushion cover.

We got the idea from my black and white tea pot. Drew a circle on the polka dot fabric with a pen. Then cut out the circle and stitched it on with the handle and lid.

We got this little, cute sewing kit from the shop called “Typo”. It was part of Eden’s Christmas pressie, together with a whole lot of fabrics I bought her.

We store all the fabrics and ribbons and bags of buttons in a little pink and white striped sewing box.

As you can see from the close up shot, the sewing is nothing too complex or ” crash hot!”. Gotta lower the bar when it comes to littlies stitching….. Just in and out, in and out through the layers of fabric.
Pinning stuff in place first helps alot.

For the steam coming out the tea pot – I drew it in pencil first on the fabric and I helped Jessica by doing this bit.

Eden just got a new pet blue budgie. So hence, the blue bird theme and love hearts. She is in love with her new baby bird named Jewel.
She’s even been having budgie play dates with friends who bring their budgies to play.

Great low maintanance pet – I highly recommend. Hours of fun. Tip: buy a baby one, not a fully grown one as they don’t tame as easily.

Back to the chair bag. Basic shape like making a cushion cover. See two sides and have extra fold to attatch chair bag to actual chair.

Books go inside and it hangs off the back of the chair as seen above. Great for home work books at home and storage. As well as school chair bag.

Eden stitched bows and buttons and layered love hearts onto the fabric, as well as her bird.
We ironed the sides of the pink fabric underneath and then sewed it onto the red chair bag.

Happy days…. Just had to post this shot on my blog. My girls with my new vintage tea cups and having afternoon tea together with the pet budgie, who is sitting on my fake birds tail in right of photo. Celebrating first day of big school. Whewwww. We made it.
Happy stitching, and promise it won’t be months till my next blog.
X Jo


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  1. Hi Jo

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