It has been a while since I posted another “Easy Sew Projects for Kids” video. This vest is a super-easy, four step item of clothing to make, as the video above shows. On my easy-to-hard scale, I would definitely give it only one flower:
To review my difficulty scale, take a look back at this blog post. (You’ll want to scroll down to read the detailed description of each category.)
Tomorrow I’m going to re-post some of my older patterns with the difficulty scale added (along with my measurement tool and some other goodies). Back when I first started blogging, I just offered hand-drawn patterns with no careful instructions or analysis. Nowadays I have a lot more to offer, including well-made tutorials and detailed instructions for making each pattern.
But those older patterns kind of a need a facelift! So that’s what my focus will be later this week.
Need help printing my patterns? This link offers a tutorial showing you how to download and print my FREE patterns using Google Docs. (For the older print-a-pattern tutorial, which uses Microsoft Word, click here.)
Please note: you must enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing. These designs use a scant 1/4 inch seam (4 mm to be exact).
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. My patterns are now available through “Creative Commons Attribution.” This means that I created my patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share them with everyone who will tell people about my website.
Here are some helpful ways to tell the world about my patterns:
- You can pin them on Pinterest.
- You can like them on Facebook.
- You can tweet about them.
- Use any other form of social media that appeals to you!
Are you new to sewing? I’ve got a playlist of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.
In case you haven’t heard, I have actually designed some commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls in their line, including a new male doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.