I’m so excited to have the first guest post on sewkidsew. My friend Colton who lives Tampa Florida and is in first grade loves to make things about as much as I do and he shared this awesome project he made with me.
I know you’re going to love it. I’m going to make mine today.
Thanks for sharing Colton!
Enjoy and Happy Sewing,
A sit-upon is exactly what it sounds like: something to sit…upon. It is great for many things, like taking on a camping trip, sitting outside on wet grass at the park or on a picnic or even for circle time inside.
-waterproof fabric: we used a $3 table cloth from Big Lots because my sister’s Daisy troop made 10 sit-upons. I made this last one for Mariangel, who missed the meeting.
-used plastic grocery bags, newspaper or other filler material
1. Measure and cut out two 13″ x 13″ squares. It is easiest to cut them at the same time.
2. Punch holes every inch (or so). You may need to ask an adult for help. I got kind of tired punching all of those holes.
4. Thread through a corner and tie a knot. “Stitch” in and out of holes. Here, you can do it like I did or try your own stitch like a diagonal like a whip stitch. You can do anything, as long as it closes the two sides.
My sit-upon kept moving, so I decided to put a TV remote on it so it didn’t move while I was sewing…
…and a little Lego guy helped out.
5. When three sides are done, fill the inside with your stuffing. I used six used plastic grocery bags. My mom forgets to bring her cloth bags to the store sometimes.
6. Stitch the last side and tie a knot at the end.
I hope you enjoy your sit-upon! Take it with you on camping trips, to the park, to concerts, picnics and more!
Time saver: you can cut some on a fold and save a side of stitching, but I really liked the sewing part.