My 5 year old, Mr Happy, needed to have a face washer to hang at school this year to wipe his hands on. I know lots of kindergartens and childcare centres ask parents to provide these too. When all the kids in the class have one, it helps to make them a little individual and easy to find.
This is a super quick and easy project using pinking shears.
What you’ll need:
- face washer
- fabric scraps
- 10cm of ribbon or tape
- usual sewing supplies and machine
- Fold your strip of ribbon in half and stitch it onto one corner of the face washer. (Or skip this step by buying a washer with a tag already at Ikea like I did)
- Cut your scrap of fabric into a simple shape with your pinking shears.
- Pin and stitch it onto the corner opposite the ribbon. You could use a fancy stitch, or keep it simple. I went around my shapes twice, deliberately slightly wavy.
- Add a couple of rows of stitching all around the edge of the washer in a contrasting thread.
- Bind the edge of the washer like you would a quilt in a cute fabric or bias binding.
- Stitch a piece of pretty ribbon across one side for decoration.
- Crochet a simple edging like this one from You Go Girl blog
- No sewing machine? Simple hand stitching could be used for both the ribbon and the applique
Any more suggestions?
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