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Okay, my daughter loves Minecraft.
It's easy to let kids spend hours a day playing video games.
Some days I insist they learn other skills...today, it's sewing.
I told her I was going to teach her how to make her own Minecraft skin.
She was thrilled because she likes customizing her character...let's just
say after I told her it was actually a blanket, she was a little disappointed!
So this is the perfect way to teach young adults how to sew.
Tell them you are helping them make their own Minecraft skin.
They love it when you speak their language.
You will need 12 pixelated bandannas from Oriental Trading!
And a piece of fleece backing...slightly larger than 60 by 80 inches.
just having to sew 12 squares is so much simpler than doing a massive amount of patches.
This is why this is so good for someone starting out.
It's a reasonable amount of sewing to feel confident, but you can get it done in a day or two.
That equals success for a first project!
With a backstitch at the beginning and end.
Then add the next one.
Do all 4 rows, then connect them by rows.
(More details on Bandanna quilts on this post)
Then sew the layers together.
I just had her stitch straight down each row and seam.
So she made 3 stitches and then 2 the long way.
You can get as creative here as you want...you could put on a machine quilting
foot and do all sorts of patterns and crazy stitching!
Sew around the entire blanket.
Then trim the threads and remove the safety pins!
This is a perfect project to build confidence in sewing!
And really, it's the perfect skin while playing Minecraft!
Enjoy keeping warm and basking in your newly learned skill!
Here's some more fun Minecraft crafts!
Sword on Steve
Check out this Bandanna Blanket too!
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