Monday, January 6, 2014

Mother Daughter Sewing Together DVD




Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Details: Pixie Candy's Projects: Kids sewing DVD.  This is the first in a series of 7 DVDs with Pixie Candy and her friends come together to help teach step by step 5 different sewing projects any child would love to have.  Katrina Marie is Pixie Candy's human helper and hostess of these DVDs.  She will show you how to safely teach a child to use needle and thread, sewing machines, cut and measure fabric for each project.  In This level 1: easy DVD you'll learn how to make Pixie Candy's favorite hair bow, neck roll, pretty purse, plus pillow, and a Kitchen apron.  On the back of the DVD you will find a list of materials you'll need for the projects as a whole, and then each project will specify which set of materials goes with which project.  Use a QR scanner for more details.  DVD length is 120 minutes.


Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

My Review:  I got this to give to a friend for Christmas whose daughter loves to sew and is taking a sewing class as an extra curricular activty after school.  The girl is 7 years old, and loves this type of thing.  So as a special present, I went a head and did my review of this program, made a hair bow and a kitchen apron (that I can pass on to a friend's girls), and then gave this DVD to the girl who loves to sew.  This is super easy to understand, easy to watch, fun to learn from, and parents the step by step process is very easy for anyone to understand and follow.  I highly suggest that this DVD only be used with adult super vision.  This DVD teaches how to make your own templates or patterns with paper and paper scissors, cutting with fabric scissors, sewing with needle and thread, sewing with a sewing machine, and some ironing to be done for each project.  The projects are very simple, and very easy and fun.  The hair bow was actually really great to learn how to make so now I can make hair bows for my niece.  The kitchen apron was really easy and cute, its very similar in design as a tutu skirt.  Girls will love this DVD and want to keep sewing once they have completed their first project.

When I got this review the requirements were to either have an arts and crafts blog, home school blog, or a sewing blog.  We are starting to increase our DIY arts and crafts this year because you, our fans have asked for more.  We are also improving our Home school blog posts so that they are more informative, fun, and show more of our projects, procedures, and solutions to issues that come with home schooling.  With this in mind, I can say that if a home school mom has lots of daughters, and wants to have them learn Home Skills as a school class, getting all 7 of these sewing DVDs would be perfect for the sewing part of that school class.  For mom's with boys, these DVDs are very girly and I can say that my boys did not like it.  But that's okay, I didn't get it for my boys.







Pros: fun, easy, simple, cute, excellent step by step processes

Cons: none

My Rating: THUMBS UP



42 comments:

  1. This would be the perfect thing to help me teach my kids how to sew. Only four of them are old enough *because one is only 2 months old* but this looks great! Thank you for sharing information about this!

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    1. You are welcome, I loved learning to sew just like my Mom when I was little, I even got to made Christmas pjs one year for my brothers.

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  2. This looks like a great learning resource. As a homeschooling family, we would put it to use! :)

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    1. That's why I thought it would be great to review. Perfect your homeschooling.

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  3. Not even joking, maybe I should get this for my 40 year old self to learn how to sew without getting frustrated. If a child can do ti then I should have enough patience too! Great review...this is something I never heard of.

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    1. Why not, then you could use them as gifts for any little girls in your family or friend group.

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  4. Ah ;( Blogger had an error and I have to type my comment again :S

    Anyway, I can't wait to do this with my little niece when she grows a little bit more :-) Seems fun!

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    1. I thought about keeping it for my niece, but she's only 2 months old so it wasn't worth the wait on my end.

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  5. Sewing is a lost art, but I think both girls AND boys should know the basics! This looks like a great product, I do wish that they had a cool boy project DVD so that boys could learn the basics of the sewing machine with a manly project (like sew your own ghilly suit or camo vest!) so that I could get my guys to do it! After all, wouldnt it be nice if all our hubbies new how to help with the mending? (or college boys repair their own stuff without using staples or duct tape???)

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    1. That is my only wish, but I think my boys would need to be older than they are to even sit down and do some basic sewing...you could always ask them.

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    2. There is one for boys...it's called Pixie Andy's DVD and it can be found at http://kidssewing.org/pixie-andys-projects-dvd

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  6. You two look adorable! I have to admit, when it comes to sewing I am all thumbs that's probably why I was blessed with all boys,lol :)

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    1. Thanks it was random fabric I found in my storage, but it worked and they turned out cute...

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  7. What a cute idea!!! Maybe it can teach me to sew?? lol!!

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  8. Sewing is definitely a lost art! I have no idea, except to thread the machine and sew in a straight line! I'm going to search around your blog and see what other 'sewing tips' I can find. :)

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    1. This is the first sewing project I have had because I'm in transition and have to wait until we move before I can bust out my sewing machine. For this post I had to go to my Grandma's house and use her machine.

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  9. I had something like this for my daughter. It was like hand swering

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    1. that's really cool. now that is a lost art.

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  10. DVD sounds like a lot of fun to do with your little girl. And your box looks absolutely amazing!

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  11. This seems like fun.. I would get this CD for my niece..it's good to know sewing that way she canfix many torn things around
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Yes, it was great, and after looking at some of the other DVDs I wish I had a girl...the projects looked fun!

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  12. What a great way to build memories and learn a skill. Cool!

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    1. That's a great thought, I have lots of sewing memories with my Mom.

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  13. I agree with someone else here. Perhaps I should get it to learn a new hobby. I can learn along with my nieces who need extra hobbies and seem to be into arts.

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  14. Educational DVD or CDs are making things easy for MOMs and Kids, never knew there are CDs on this nice subject of sewing for kids. Can you suggest where can I get online for shipping to Australia for my niece? She would be happy to get one.

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    1. I just sent an email to the company, asking them for the answer.

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    2. So sorry to reply so late to this comment. I have a sewing studio, boutique and 9 month old baby so no time to do anything. We do ship to Australia though. Please see our website at kidssewing.org

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  15. Oh how much fun it would be to sew with your daughter & make mommy daughter outfits. Please share when you guys make an outfit. Thanks

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    1. I would, however I don't have a daughter, and I gave this DVD to a friend who does, we'll see if they do it.

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    2. I'm working on a series of videos to teach kids how to make outfits for themselves and their 18" dolls. They will eventually be up on littlefashiondesigners.com

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  16. I need this for myself! For years I've wanted to find some kind of class to teach me how to sew and have never been able to find one.

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    1. It was really easy and fun even for me at age 30 Tara.

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  17. Neat idea. My mother would have love this, I didn't want to learn how to sew when I little.

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  18. This is absolutely lovely. I love when there are mother daughter things. I don't even know how to use a sewing machine so shows you how much I truly would have appreciated something like this with my mom. :)

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    1. Yes the memories you make, and the good relationships with your mother is very important.

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  19. What i like about this is that it gives moms and daughters a way to spend meaningful time on a creative project. It's a smart idea for a teaching video.
    Elizabeth

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    1. I know right, I would love to see more people take this great idea on.

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  20. NICE! This looks lovely. I think I need this one since sewing can be a great and productive hobby. :)

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