Thursday, May 19, 2016

Going to America - part 8 - sewing and knitting supplies

Hi! I put sewing and knitting together because they are pretty short. 

Sewing supplies:
All you need for the sewing supplies is a short needle or two, (stick them in a square of felt) and mini spools of thread. If you don't have mini spools of thread, you can a fat dowel, and cut of a bit of it off, about 1" tall, and wrap thread around it.

Knitting supplies: 
You will need:
1. Barbecue skewers 
2. Beads the color of the skewer 
3. Smallish pom-poms
4. Yarn
5. Hot glue and scissors 

Step 1. Cut the pointy end of the skewer off, it should be 3 1/2" to 4" long. Make two.

 Step 2. Hot glue a pony bead to the top, and you knitting needles are finished! Now for the balls of yarn...

Step 3. Take your smallish pom-pom, and glue the end of your yarn to the pom-pom.

Start wrapping the yarn around until the pom-pom is covered and it is the size you want. Use more hot glue if it won't stay together.

When your done, stick it with more hot glue, and cut it, leaving a tail. 
Now make a bunch of different color ones!
 Bonus pic: My mom's dolls Kirsten and Josefina, knitting and mending a dress. Can you see the tiny needle in Josefina's hand!

Hmmm. I forgot about tiny scissors. Oh well. 
By the way, I am working on a covered wagon. Bye!


  1. Soooooo cute!!! Thank you soooooooo much for making the covered wagon Im really excited to see how it turns out and make it!!!! Im so thankful for you and Im glad God gave you a SUPER creative mind.

    1. thank you! you're gonna make me cry :)

  2. I love how you made the knitting needles! It's so easy and cute! :)
    ~Christian Homeschooler