Skip to main content

Bowling Pin & Ball Game


Not long ago, I was able to test a different kind of pattern. It wasn't something for the kids wardrobe, but it was still, something for the kids: a bowling game! And oh boy, did I enjoy making something different?! I definately did. This was a rather a quick and easy sew project, to which I was able to use scraps from my stash. To start there are only two pages to print and no need to piece anything together - which is something really cool, when you're used to print just too many to test anything like kids clothes. Instructions are clear and detailed. with step by step pictures all through the process. And, you get some very usuful tips through the tutorial. I swear there was nearly nothing to note while testing. This came out really easy. The pin ball measures 24 cm (9.5") tall and the ball is 29cm (11.5") round. This pattern, also includes 2 extra pages with reversed numbers on them. You can do some appliqué numbers to your pins if you wish to. 


Because the test happened to be so close to my friends little boy's birthday, this, of course, made the perfect gift for him - or so I thought. However, it took me a while to meet them, and since my friend reads this blog, I didn't want to ruin the surprise and have been postponing this over and over. If you're looking for a cool gift to sew for a little one in your life (or an adult, who knows?!), you can get your pattern over Nittens & Patches Shop

Comments

  1. Thanks Magda, you did a great job. I hope your friends sons is enjoying them :) Thank you for testing the pattern for me, I really appreciated your feedback and writing this post. I look forward to working with you again. Mignon :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome, and thanks. Apparently he is! =D It was a pleasure and I'd love to test for you again as I have told you before.

      Delete
  2. E pensaste muito bem Magda, ele adorou e os meus parabéns, estão perfeitos ! Beijinhos ;o)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Que bom! Daqui a uns tempos logo me contas se são resistentes tb.

      Delete
  3. This looks so much fun and I'm sure it is :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I need to get a few more done, i think this is a cool gift for kids!

      Delete
  4. What a fabulous gift for kids, Magda. After seeing your set, I've just bought the pattern. This is perfect for a young man I know.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I too have purchased Mignon Prider's "Bowling Pin" pattern and I can't wait to get started on this exciting and colourful project. I know some Little People who will just love to play indoor bowls and some Grandies who will love to join in the fun. And what a great way to use up some of those beautiful off cuts of fabric. Well done Mignon on a great soft toy design and easy to follow instruction. Thank you Magda E. for your encouraging comments on the project.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This definately is a great way to use loved scraps. I really want to make some more of these.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Leave a comment, I'd love to read it.
Leave your URL too, so I can visit you.

Popular posts from this blog

My Weekly Refashion Share #1 |FREE pattern & tutorial|

If you're looking for the giveaway, please click HERE

A couple of months ago I made these two onesies for my baby boy. You can read more about them by clicking each photo.
They were both refashions from t-shirts, and ever since I made them, I've been wanting to share a tutorial. But not only a tutorial, you can have a FREE pattern, the one I drafted for my own. If you are expecting a baby, or have someone close to you that is, this would make a great gift, so go ahead, grab the PATTERN, print it and let's start sewing. 
Note before you start: - Some pattern pieces need to be taped together. In order to do that, you have to match the number on the pattern and letters A to B. Example: piece 4A to piece 4B. Tape them matching the symbols on both pieces.  - I didn't realise it, but I've added two star pattern pieces, but just one is enough, of course. It is an optional add.  - All seams are 1/4" except for sleeves hem, which are 1" long.  - Just one more t…

Pocket Sling Tutorial

Back in September, I guest posted for Tasha over I Seam Stressed, while she was adjusting to her new life as mom of two. For that post, I've put up a tutorial on how to do your own pocket sling. Today's, I am bringing it home, since all we think about now is Christmas and all the handmade presents we have to make, i think this should be a good idea to gift a new mom or a pregnant relative/friend in your life. Enjoy!

Since my appearence here is due to Tasha's baby boy's birth, I thought I'd come up with something every mom should have. Especially when they are still newborns (even though I used mine until my little one was around one year old, then she just wanted to walk everywhere and we slowly left it aside). I am talking about a baby pocket sling, of course.


I prefer pocket slings over ring slings by far, it gives me a better sense of security, but that might be just me. And today I will share a tutorial on how to do your own.


So, the first thing you have to do is…

The Dreaming of Spring Blazer |FREE PDF Pattern| day 1 of the Sew along

EDITED: You have until the 30th of November to link your blazer to the flickr group to have a chance to win a free pattern for the Bubble Shorts pattern by DoGuincho. Read more about it here.

If you are new to my blog, you might not know that I have promised to share a pattern for the blazer I made my daughter when I competed in the Sew Off. If you were following already back then, well, I am sorry I kept you waiting for so long. If you haven't yet, you might want to check out the blazers my friend testers made. You'll love them, I'm so sure!

It was about time to give something back, since I've been getting so much from this wonderful sewing community, and keep up with my word. After all, I've always heard it's better late than never, right? And it's FREE so: please don't complain.

This pattern will fit a 18 months to 2 year old, but I believe it has space to grow - especially on the sleeves department. I guess it really depends on your child. Mine was…