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Kid Craft - Make A Pretty Couch, Chair or Bed Organizer

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This is a project I did with some kids who visit a local Nursing Home. They get the benefit of enjoying 'adopted' Grandparents while learning to respect adults and develop loving relationships and how to give of themselves unselfishly. The Seniors get the benefit of having visitors where most of them get none and have the pleasure of sharing stories and wisdom with the kids.

The children involved in this project ranged from ages 8 - 12 and while the instructable may contain information that many of us who sew already know it is there for the benefit of children who may want to try this project for their folks and grandparents or just a lonely friend in need of a visit.

This makes a great Birthday, Christmas or 'I just wanted to say I love you' gift that is both functional and handy for anyone and is only limited by the imagination.

While this instructable contains a lot of steps it has no complicated steps. It teaches how to follow a line on the machine plate, how to follow a creased line with the needle, how to make your own bias tape, turning a good corner, how to use an iron, how to use interfacing and working with various types and thicknesses of fabric
 
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Cute, love the bows. And you iron is really awesome... haha
Exactly, its like.... portable!!!
hsmomof24 years ago
I need one of these!!!! Neat idea!
deblojo134 years ago
This is a perfect solution for me and losing things!! Great idea Deb!
I need this cuz of being in the l.r. on my laptop all the time!
DaveLH4 years ago
I could use one of these out in my garage, but not in pink. Do you think it would be ok, to make one from a pair of my old blue jeans?
DebH57 (author)  DaveLH4 years ago
Sure thing, any sturdy fabric will work
Donaldhrtc4 years ago
Pretty nifty idea thanks.
DebH57 (author)  Donaldhrtc4 years ago
Thanks Donald
HeidiR4 years ago
Looks like this would be a lot of fun to make and very useful as well.
DebH57 (author)  HeidiR4 years ago
We had a good time doing these, they are very easy.
JohnMac4 years ago
You sure like pink, I would like one in blue.
DebH57 (author)  JohnMac4 years ago
Get with me after the cotest JohnMac and we will see what we can do
bethmez4 years ago
What a nice gift for adoptive grandparents in care facilities. I can use one just to keep all my stuff together, too.
DebH57 (author)  bethmez4 years ago
They sure are handy Beth. The little Grannies like keeping thier knitting, crochet and embroidery in them because they can csrry it anywhere they go and keep it all together.
Creativeman5 years ago
Beautiful Deb, you are a pro! Cman
DebH57 (author)  Creativeman5 years ago
Awww thanks CMan that means a lot coming from you
Great idea. Practical and pretty, and super project for kids
DebH57 (author)  porcupinemamma5 years ago
Thanks Lynn, I appreciate you
depotdevoid5 years ago
Another great one Deb! Five in a row, have you been saving up?
DebH57 (author)  depotdevoid5 years ago
Oh yeah Depot I was ready for this contest, keep your fingers crossed for me.