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New Contest Next Week: Kids Crafts - UPDATED Answered

Next week we will be starting the SINGER Kids Crafts Contest!

We want to see some awesome projects for kids or for kids to do that involve sewing. It can involve a needle and thread or a sewing machine, but most importantly it needs to be a fun project that a kid can do.

To make it extra fun, SINGER is going to be putting up some awesome sewing machines as prizes. A sweet serger and some other sewing machines will be going out to those who make the best Instructables.


UPDATE: To make the contest even bigger, we're going beyond crafts made by kids and also including crafts made for kids.

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I_am_Canadian (author)2009-08-04

Would a weaving loom count?

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No. It has to involve sewing.

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Sniff... Sniff...

I thought we were friends!

Okay, thanks.

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DebH57 (author)I_am_Canadian2009-08-05

Just a suggestion here I am, why not make some potholders on your loom and then SEW them together for a nice hot mat or something like that?

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I_am_Canadian (author)DebH572009-08-05

Not a bad idea... I might do something for Corking, though.

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porcupinemamma (author)2009-07-31

do the projects need to be done with a Singer sewing machine? (Fond memories..when son was very young, he referred to my sewing machine as "The SEW MACHINE")....days gone by

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Kiteman (author)porcupinemamma2009-07-31

No, it can be sewn by hand (read the OP).

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porcupinemamma (author)Kiteman2009-07-31

so..."Singer" doesn't mind if another brand shows up in an instructable that's entered into their contest?

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DebH57 (author)porcupinemamma2009-08-05

They would probably say ... We got to get that girl on a Singer Machine Lynn

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Kiteman (author)porcupinemamma2009-07-31

I wouldn't think they'd mind.

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porcupinemamma (author)Kiteman2009-07-31

sorry to ask-must still have anesthetic in my system from last week's surgery (that and i've been known to read too fast and miss stuff)

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porcupinemamma (author)2009-08-01

I would really love to enter this contest. I have figured out how to add a picture to my user name-would I write out instructions and save them to a document and then upload them to the instructable page? I know there are instructions on how to make an ible...am I understanding how it's done so far? Please be kind...age before beauty (yah yah a politically incorrect comment-I know)

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DebH57 (author)porcupinemamma2009-08-05

Hey Porcupinemamma I am waiting for you in the kids contest ... hurry up, come on. If you need help making your I'ble just email me.

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Like jessyratfink said, click on "Submit" at the top and then "Submit new Instructable." Try writing a few steps at first and get the hang of the system. Nobody can see anything until you publish it. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.

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Thanks for your help and encouragement fungus amungus and jessyratfink

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Once you go to "submit" you'll enter the instructions in step-by-step and upload pictures for each step. You can only edit one step at a time, so if you wrote up a larger document, you could just copy and paste the appropriated information into each step. :)

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treesneedtobehugged (author)2009-08-04

Could my How to Make a Seed Bomb be used in the kids crafts contest?

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No. It does not involve sewing and it was published already. Contests only accept entries that are published within their own time period.

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Ethanal (author)2009-08-04

So all projects have to include sewing, whether they are crafts for kids to make or crafts made for kids?

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DebH57 (author)2009-07-30

This is going to be great, kid projects are always a blast!

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Creativeman (author)DebH572009-08-04

I bet you'll win Deb! Cman

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DebH57 (author)Creativeman2009-08-04

Thanks for the vote of confidence CMan!

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phalanx447 (author)2009-08-03

Sounds good. More kids need to know how to sew. I just had to teach a group of my Marines how to.

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jessyratfink (author)2009-07-30

Time to start brainstorming, then!

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Kiteman (author)porcupinemamma2009-07-31

I got told off by an education "consultant" recently - apparently brain storm is now frowned upon because of the supposed links to people with certain mental or nervous conditions, such as epilepsy.

We have to call them idea showers now.

I kid you not. :-(

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phalanx447 (author)Kiteman2009-08-03

I just gagged hard. That "problem" that changing the phrase "fixed" was purely artificial.

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jessyratfink (author)Kiteman2009-07-31

I would like to say again that the amount of political correctness these days makes my head spin. Everything is offensive to everyone, it seems. :P

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I find the term "everyone" exclusive and offensive!!!

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"Ya'll" will suffice. :P

(And yes, I know the apostrophe shouldn't be there - it looks better that way. Deal with it, people! :P:P)

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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2009-08-03

really? I have always written Y'all but never knew it wasn't suppose to be there.

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Lithium Rain (author)Goodhart2009-08-03

Y'all is correct, pedantically speaking, since it's a contraction of You all and not Ya all.

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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2009-08-03

Ah, good, I just thought yall looked too much like another word LOL yawl

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I don't know, I think both ya'll and y'all are perfectly fine.

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Goodhart (author)jessyratfink2009-08-01

The immortal words ring true "(they) can't handle the truth"

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2009-07-31

Oh no ! What's next? Storm Troopers will now be referred to as Rainyday Afternoon Troopers ? LOL

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Rock Soldier (author)Goodhart2009-08-01

That may offend some people cause of the white armor, and that they're all men...

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Goodhart (author)Rock Soldier2009-08-01

Well, that would have happened in the Star Wars movie long before I said anything, right? :-)

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Demon5magic (author)Rock Soldier2009-08-02

This sounds awesome...I'm gonna go idea shower now...lol

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Rock Soldier (author)Demon5magic2009-08-02

Don't idea share with others. They may share your idea with others.

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Goodhart (author)Rock Soldier2009-08-03

would you call the STI ? Shower transmitted Ideas?

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Rock Soldier (author)Kiteman2009-08-01

"Okay everyone. Time for Idea showers time. Who'd like to go first?" "He finally lost it..."

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LOL, I read about that in the SUN, see it is as bad as you've made it out to be.

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Only if you listen to the jobsworths.

Intelligent human beings say stop being a numpty and carry on regardless.

Personally, I think all this PC rot is more insulting to the various minorities it identifies than the behaviour it tries to change - for a start, many of these groups were not singled out until the PC lot created them, plus it makes it look as if the members of those groups are too unintelligent to realise that there is no malice intended in phrases like brainstorm or accident black-spot.

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