Monday, January 31, 2011

Friendship Pillows

This is our upcoming activity! It will pass off Developing Talents #6! (This activity will be divided into two separate ones because we have over 10 girls and only two leaders.... so to make sure we get it done, we wanted plenty of time.) I don't have pictures yet.. but they will come.

Each girl brought her own fabric that would match her room to the activity based on the following standards:

1. The first, they need to choose three coordinating fabrics…. ½ yard for the back (this could be a cream or white), ½ yard for the front (this they will have one big square and be cutting the squares to swap), and then finally a ¼ yard for the heart in the center of the square.

2. The second, they can choose two coordinating fabrics …. 1 yard for both front and back and then ¼ for the heart in the center of the front.

We choose to provide the stuffing -- they are about $3 a bag here. Each girl will also need 1 ½ yards of lace.

At the first activity, we cut the 1/2 yard of the front into 12- 3 1/2 inch squares and one large center square 7" square. The girls swapped their smaller squares with each other. Then the smaller yard, we cut a heart. (Make a pattern for a heart to fit your center square... pin it in place.) The girls then began to hand-stitch the heart into place. If there is time, start working on having the girls sew the squares together. The back needs to be cut into one 14" square. ( I would try to get as much sewing done as possible.)

At the second activity, we will finish the sewing! They should turn out awesome!

*** Note: This activity was a lot more work than we originally planned. It might help if you have smaller groups or more activities. We also had adjust a few of the measurements since I was doing this by eyeballing it!

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