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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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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 11 years ago

No. It has to involve sewing.

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I_am_Canadian
I_am_Canadian

Reply 11 years ago

Sniff... Sniff...

I thought we were friends!

Okay, thanks.

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DebH57
DebH57

Reply 11 years ago

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
I_am_Canadian

Reply 11 years ago

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

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porcupinemamma
porcupinemamma

11 years ago

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
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

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

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porcupinemamma
porcupinemamma

Reply 11 years ago

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

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DebH57
DebH57

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

I wouldn't think they'd mind.

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porcupinemamma
porcupinemamma

Reply 11 years ago

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
porcupinemamma

11 years ago

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
DebH57

Reply 11 years ago

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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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 11 years ago

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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porcupinemamma
porcupinemamma

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks for your help and encouragement fungus amungus and jessyratfink

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

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
treesneedtobehugged

11 years ago

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

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 11 years ago

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
Ethanal

11 years ago

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
DebH57

11 years ago

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

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Creativeman
Creativeman

Reply 11 years ago

I bet you'll win Deb! Cman

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DebH57
DebH57

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks for the vote of confidence CMan!

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phalanx447
phalanx447

11 years ago

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
jessyratfink

11 years ago

Time to start brainstorming, then!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Sounds good......


Brainstorm+-+Clam+Lynch.jpg
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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

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
phalanx447

Reply 11 years ago

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

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

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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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

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

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

What about "all of you"?

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

"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
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

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

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Demon5magic
Demon5magic

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

would you call the STI ? Shower transmitted Ideas?

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

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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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

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.