I have been so anxious to share this lovely sewing party by Alexandra Frankel Photography. Having learned how to sew in the last two years and anxious to teach the skill with my little girls, I love this idea for a birthday party! Alexandra shares so many great tips on how to plan the perfect party, how to keep costs low and how to prepare ahead of time. Here are some of her suggestions and ideas,
For the gift table I went to a thrift store and got an old vintage pattern for 49cents, I picked out the thickest package I could and was able to use it to cover the gift table as well as the craft table and on the wall.
The decorations… were free, we cut sewing machine sillohuettes from foam board, added paint, glitter and trim and hung them on the front door and ceiling. We then cut thread spool shapes from cardboard and wrapped yarn around them, and added them to the ceiling too I also printed out personalized name tags for the girls pillows. They each sewed the sides and left a hole for stuffing, once they finished stuffing they put on their name tags, and while they were eating we quickly sewed up the holes for them.
For more free decorating, I hung some patterns on some twine with clothespins. The SEW letters were from JoAnns with more paint and glitter, and simple gift bags were jazzed up with a printed labels with each girl’s name on it.
Lastly I found these sewing machine and spool charms on EBAY and couldn’t resist getting them to make something special for each girl to remember their day. I also bought a spool of brass chain and then Avila and I put them together. Turned out to be only $2 each so it didn’t break my budget!!
Thank you Alexandra for sharing this creative and beautiful party! Make sure to check out Alexandra Frankel Photography for more beautiful photos and some great ideas!