Santa Footprint Stencil

Make Christmas extra special and exciting this year with our Santa Footprint stencil! Perfect as decoration and to get the kids excited that Santa has been in the house. You can create magical moments and memories with this fun and easy project.

This ScanNCut project is a great beginner project for those who have just started on the ScanNCut journey!

FREE SCANNCUT DESIGN OF SANTA FOOTPRINT

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Charity Sewalong: November 2018

Aussie Helpers

No one wants to admit things are tough, and farmers are some of the proudest people in Australia.  But sometimes they need our help, especially before it’s too late.  Aussie Helpers stays in touch with 100’s of farming families to ensure their well being and survival through good and bad times.

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This month we are asking you to create a tote bag with an outback theme for both men and women. They will use these bags to include food, personal items, pamper packs and other essential items that will help Aussie families through this tough drought period.

Sewalong

Decorate your tote bag with embroidery, trims, applique or fun outback themed fabric for either men or women.

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Fabric required for this project

  • Bag Fabric & Lining: Cut two at 500mm width x 400mm height.
  • Lining Pocket: Cut two at 280mm width x 300mm height
  • Lining internal draw string holder: Cut one at 50mm height x 780mm width
  • Bag Strap Fabric and iron-on interfacing: Cut four fabric and two lining at 400mm width x 60cm height

What you will need

  • Sewing machine
  • 1 metre cord
  • Scissor
  • 1 metre Bag Fabric
  • 1 metre lining
  • Iron-on interfacing
  • Pins
  • Matching thread

Optional to decorate

How to create this project

Embroidery Design

Download the #farmlife embroidery design (.zip) to place on your tote bag.

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ScanNCut Design

Download the ScanNCut Farm Animals design to put on your tote bag. Available in SVG and FCM format.

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Sending in your donations

These projects can be posted to any of the Echidna stores or you can send them directly to:

Aussie Helpers Sewalong
18 Wills Street
Charleville
QLD 4470

Be sure to include your name, postal address and contact details with your donation.

How long do I have to create this project

The sewalong will run from 1–30 November 2018. However, this charity is always in need of bags so feel free to donate at any time.

View the full list of Charity Sewalong projects.

Prizes

We’ll be giving away a number of prizes throughout in the year. To enter, simply take a photo of your finished project and post it to our Echidna Sewing facebook community!

Things to remember

Sewalongs are a great way to get inspired by what everyone creates, while giving to a worthy cause. If you’re new to sewing and embroidery, this is a great chance to get involved and have fun no matter what the outcome. Any excuse to put your sewing and embroidery machines to good use is a great one.

Sewalong badges

If you have your own sewing/embroidery blog you can save the following badges and post it on your blog entry, linking back to this page.

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Halloween ScanNCut & Embroidery Project

Halloween is a fantastic time to customise something unique for yourself, your kids or your loved ones. We have decorated a basic black witches hat, plain t-shirt and tote bag with a Trick or Treat embroidery and ScanNCut design that you can download for free! Plus, we have also used the Brother Persona PRS100 to add some extra embroidery designs from Urban Threads and John Deer’s Ultimate Stash.

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Free Trick or Treat Embroidery & ScanNCut Design

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Download the Halloween Project files to decorate your projects. This includes:

  • ScanNCut File (.fcm)
  • ScanNCut CanvasWorkspace file (.svg)
  • 4 x 4″ Trick or Treat embroidery design

Customising with our free-arm embroidery machines

The free-arm embroidery machines, including the PRS100, PR670e and the PR1050X are ideal for projects like this where you need to embroider hard to reach or small areas.
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Create your own Pencil Case

pencil-case.jpgPencil cases are one of the best beginner projects because they’re fast, fun and can be easily customised. This tutorial shows you ideas on fabric types, embroidery designs, quilting styles and how to apply your own ScanNCut design.

What you need

Fabric Required

Recommended fabrics such as cotton, linen, denim, canvas or drill.

  • Front & Back: Cut two 24cm x 14cm in both fabric and lining
  • Zipper Tabs: Cut two 4cm x 4cm in fabric

Pencil Case Tutorial

Fabric Pencil Case

Create a simple pencil case with fun, bright fabric.

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Create a Men’s BBQ Apron

Create a fully lined men’s BBQ apron including pockets for his favourite utensils. Plus, if you’re feeling extra crafty why not embroider his initials, favourite saying or sports team logo onto it! It’s the perfect accessory for him to wear this summer!

Materials Required

  • Tracing material to construct pattern
  • 1 meter of denim fabric
  • 1 meter of lining fabric
  • 40cm x 25cm iron-on interfacing
  • Matching thread
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine

How to create your apron

Create the apron front

Instead of printing out a paper pattern we are going to show you an easy way to construct your apron from some tracing material.

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Scrap Material – Baby Sewing Projects

adorable-baby-beautiful-265987.jpgIf you’re like me and you tend to buy more material than you need for a project, then you’ll most likely end up with a fair amount of scrap material lying around. Instead of allowing this to accumulate in the bottom of your draw, why not check out these nifty little baby projects, which are perfect for these bits of material!

Cloth Baby Shoes by Making it Fun

These little baby booties are adorable, quick and easy to make. They are perfect for your own babies, gifts or baby shower ideas. Create them with a range of different fabrics, including 100% cotton, linen, cotton blends, denim and much more.

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Hint: For toddlers, you can also apply some plastic dots to the bottom to make them non-slip.

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Charity sewalong: June 2018

Magic Moments – Grandies

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Grandies was born to put a smile on the faces of a group of people often forgotten by society. This program reaches across Australia, focusing on the elderly, the grandmas and grandpas who may either be at home alone or in hostels or nursing homes with no family nearby to support them. Their teams of volunteers take time out of their busy schedules to give time back to these Grand Oldies (Grandies) to make them feel cared for, honoured and valued as important members of our community.

Sewalong brief

We would like to support Grandies by creating knit beanies and mittens, which will provide comfort and warmth this winter to a number of elderly men and women Australia-wide.

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If you would like to get involved simply download the free sewing patterns below.

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