Although I usually post mostly clothes I sew for my kids, my “sewing portfolio” also includes sewing that involves the actual kids 🙂
My kids, especially the younger ones, have a natural attraction to my sewing machine and while I obviously love to nurture that love, I’m often not excited for sharing my sewing with little ones when it involved sewing something that will be worn outsider the house – they still need more practice for stitching straight lines and actually “following” pattern instructions.
One of the few exceptions is when I sew toys or little gifts ❤
Hence, enters the upcoming “Pretty Birds!: 18 Simple Projects to Sew and Love” by Virginia Lindsay from the Gingercake patterns (Some of her patterns were already featured here and here).
Virginia contacted me to see if I was interested in sewing a bird – coincidentally I had just completed a Gingercake’s project (upcoming soon, I promise), so obviously I said yes. This adorable pattern book features cardinals, hummingbirds, eagles, doves, woodpeckers, robins and many more.
Most of the projects are easy enough for a beginner (and others are more complex, but totally achievable). If you wish to give it a try, the publisher released the owl pattern here.
I was send a pdf version of the book and as soon as I opened it, 2 little bird lovers decided to join the fun. While flipping the pages, my heart was set on the peacock (or the robin), but they both choose the Bluebird (cute I must admit).
Although it wasn’t a difficult project for them, it did took some supervision. Nevertheless, look what they’ve accomplished (with a little help from myself, if I may say so):
They selected fabric options from my Liberty scrap bin – I wasn’t surprise by their similar options, nowadays they seem to do everything alike.
I assume that once I managed to find some “sole” sewing time, I’ll be able to sew the peacock quite easily.
Overall, the book includes 18 patterns for sewing your favorite bird and as a bonus, each pattern comes with additional ideas for customizing your bird. Clever, right?
If you would like to enter to win a special prize of a bird kit and book, there will be 5 winners chosen at the end of the blog tour! Just click the link bellow:
And don’t Forget to check all the other participants in the Pretty Birds blog tour:
By Virginia Lindsay
Blog Tour Schedule
2/25 You Go Girl!
2/26 Erica B. DIY Style
2/28 Recycled Crafts
3/1 Sew Mama Sew
3/2 Lorelei’s Blog
3/4 S is for Sewing
3/5 Lori Greenberg
3/10 Sweet KM
3/13 Girl Like the Sea
3/15 Cut Out + Keep