Sewing Party

Thursday, June 19, 2014

When Avery latched on to the idea of a sewing birthday party for her 6th birthday, I tried not to get too excited. After all, the day after her 5th birthday is a bit early to assume a 5 year old won’t change her mind. Well the idea stuck! (I guess this would be the positive side to her stubborn streak.) You’ve seen the dress and the invitations, now here’s all the rest!

The party started at 10:00, so we offered a couple brunch type snacks in the form of yogurt parfaits and sausage cheese balls.

I tied in vintage finds from both of Avery’s grandmothers in the backdrop with the doll clothes hangers and children’s patterns. A not so vintage pattern sheet I would never use made for fun tassels.

The straws were outfitted with paper buttons.

If you are going to have a sewing party, there’s got to be things to sew!!

In the interest of safety, especially for the younger siblings that would attend the party, I kept the sewing limited to kid friendly plastic needles. First up, the girls each received a bag with a paper doll lacing card. You can find the free printable I used here.

Next up, each girl had a blank burlap embroidery hoop to embellish to their hearts content. I was thrilled to find these felt buttons at Wal-mart since the plastic needles would not work with standard buttons. You can see Avery’s sample hoop in the display photo above.

We also played a little guessing game.

We’ve finally arrived at the dessert table! Avery actually stitched the “sew” in the pegboard backdrop, and I created the button six embroidery hoop.

The button sugar cookies rested on vintage wooden spools.

The strawberry cake featured a miniature (dollhouse maybe?) sewing machine my mom found while antiquing. The tiny washi tape bunting is held in place by paper straws and spools. Candy melt buttons trim the top and bottom edges of the cake.

My first attempt at the strawberry cake sunk in the middle. The best thing to do with a “ruined” cake, is make cake pops! The vintage sewing machine I scored at a garage sale was a beauty in the rough.

The best thing about spool cake pops is they don’t need perfectly smooth sides. Nilla wafers made for quick spool tops and bottoms.

Every once in a while sewing requires a little stuffing, so we threw in some cotton candy push pops for more fun.

I can never send guests away empty handed, so we had a little favor station.

The mini spool necklaces came from this tutorial.

More candy melt buttons on printable button cards and measuring tapes were up for grabs as well.

I dressed up craft paper bags with sewn tags to carry the sewn projects and favors home. Little button cups and lots of fabric scraps were sent along to continue the fun at home.

That’s a wrap! This 6 year old certainly had a special day being creative with her friends.

In case you are wondering, discussions of next year’s party have already begun. I’m hoping the watercolor party sticks and the Frozen party fades, but only time will tell.

21 comments:

  1. You are amazing!!! What a perfectly special party, for an artist in the making....

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love this party! All the details are so fun!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Cool stuff you have got and you keep update all of us. mini hand sewing machine

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hey friend, it is very well written article, thank you for the valuable and useful information you provide in this post. Keep up the good work! FYI, please check these depression, stress and anxiety related articles:


    12 Ways To Stay Positive In Life Always

    10 Mistakes Made By People Who Fail

    31 best ways relieve stress

    ReplyDelete
  5. These features would not appear in the home sewing machines until much later. , top sewing machine brands

    ReplyDelete
  6. It can create a wide variety of plain or patterned stitches. best sewing machine

    ReplyDelete
  7. White is known for assembling timesaving connections to help with unsettles and interlacing.Karen @ Sew Ways

    ReplyDelete
  8. Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained! black american party

    ReplyDelete
  9. More often than not there will be several items on the list that you won't be able to find and you will waste time searching additional shops in a mad pursuit of the final few items. Party Supplies Online

    ReplyDelete
  10. On the off chance that you're new in sewing, at that point you should avoid refined machines that are pressed with confounded highlights and capacities and begin gaining your way from an easy to use essential all-around machine. Get More Info

    ReplyDelete
  11. So for a woman the choice of wedding ring needs to accommodate the fact that it should not overpower her engagement ring. Whilst there are some magnificent diamond wedding rings for women, they should always be more understated. Scottsdale diamonds

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm happy to see the considerable subtle element here!. Singer 4423 vs 4411 comparison guide

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thank you again for all the knowledge you distribute,Good post. I was very interested in the article, it's quite inspiring I should admit. I like visiting you site since I always come across interesting articles like this one.Great Job, I greatly appreciate that.Do Keep sharing! Regards, Shisha Hire

    ReplyDelete
  14. I can give you the address Here you will learn how to do it correctly. Read and write something good. Shisha Hire London

    ReplyDelete
  15. A bodycon dress is an outfit that embraces your body from the bust to the lower sew. It comes in three lengths: knee, mid thigh and upper thigh. Very much like some other outfit, it's produced using various materials including: cotton, lycra and polyester mix.Party Dresses

    ReplyDelete

Proudly designed by Mlekoshi playground