The Sewing Circle


The Sewing Circle

If you need a break from knitting, and we all do sometimes, how about joining us here.

Some of us are sewing dollies for the children, come join us

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Sewing dollies for KAS kids

Hi new members,

Paulette and I started making the cutest dollies from a free pattern which you can find at

Dolly Donations which is a wonderful blog run by a lovely lady Sarah.

This pattern is so easy and great to use up your scraps, so if you enjoy a break from knitting and still want to do some good, why not join us in making some dollies ?

We will be starting a new Doll Drive very soon too.

Here are the first two I have made to give you an idea how they look.



Discussion Forum

Warm pants ?

Started by Sue Gillman. Last reply by Sue Gillman Mar 3, 2013. 6 Replies

Dear sewersI found some cordroy and denim at home and got out my much underused expensive machine and have made  a few childrens pants. In intend to put pockets on them and hopefull make a "label" on…Continue

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Comment by Linda Maltby on January 18, 2013 at 5:48am

Please ignore the spam message from Salley.  She has been removed from the forum because she is a spammer.

Comment by Pam Antink on December 2, 2012 at 9:28pm

Here it is! These patterns have been selected or updated to meet the needs of the parentless & vulnerable children of Africa - they deserve no less!  Special thanks to Linda (Canada) and Carol (UK) who team-worked across the time zones to create it, and, to Erica (Australia) our techie who got the whole thing linked to our Website and Forum.


Please share with family and friends!

Comment by Pam Antink on November 1, 2012 at 1:04pm

Found this lovely rabbit hand-puppet with tutorial :

Comment by Pam Antink on August 11, 2012 at 10:27am

Message on Facebook from Ronda :

We are all out of soft toys after all our winter distributions ... The softer and cuddlier the better. The square goal is a moving target, the needs endless !  - our kids need you ... and thanks in advance !! Love from all in SA xx

Comment by Paulette Pronk on April 17, 2012 at 4:57am

well out of my fleece there happened to be width and length of fabric that i could not get mittens out off so I squared the width off ...trimed the ends even ...put a flannel on ... presto...neck scarf !!!!

Comment by Mary Anne Fellows on March 28, 2012 at 6:11am

That is so awesome Paulette!  I've been trying to decide what to do with some fabric I have.  I initially bought it to make a poncho, it's like woven yarn, but it isn't solid enough by itself.  It would have to be backed with fabric or used for a cardigan.  At first I thought I might try making squares from it, but I think it will do better made into pullovers.  Anyone have ideas on this?

Comment by Paulette Pronk on March 28, 2012 at 5:29am

well it feels good to be sewing again....I am into the fleece for now with the SA winter on its way and am doing fleece pants with elastic waist and elastic around ankles for sizes 2-3 and 3-4 with fleece mittens out of the scraps...kinda FUN!!

Comment by Pam Antink on March 21, 2012 at 8:28am

Glad you are on the mend Paulette and can start making more of your lovely dollies.  Some photos are in the pipeline and hopefully will appear around Easter time.  I've been bogged down with work, have managed cross stitching some more copies of squares ready to sew onto my little bags.  So I'm only with the Sewing Group in spirit at the moment!  Do take care of your hands though and don't over do it.

Comment by Paulette Pronk on March 20, 2012 at 1:50pm

Hi...I am starting to sew again happy to say...I may not be crocheting for a long while yet due to my hands but the sewing machine is good...I have bee doing wool felt squares and sewing a pretty edge around them and placing a cottoncloth circle centered on each with fancy stitching around ( out of sewing scraps) so everything is very colorful...have some dolly ready to finish up and some size 2-3 patterns copy off for pants and a easy I missing out over the months are is there no longer any monthly up date of pictures and news of SA passed along...miss not seeing the children...will be getting a box sent off and doing more machine sewing right along so will look forward to seeing and hearing of what you are doing!!!!!

Comment by Mary Anne Fellows on February 29, 2012 at 6:30am

Thank you ladies!  I had a chance to go to the fabric store this week and I picked up some great remnants to use in making the dolls and hopefully some puppets too :o)  I had fun, it's a hard to balance myself between beautiful fabric and beautiful yarn LOL!  So naturally I had to get some more yarn too!  I have limited space and I really have to keep after myself not to over do it, but I'm very creative in finding ways to stash my goodies!!  I also picked up a pattern and fabric to make my granddaughter a little sundress (she is 18 months old) I'm excited to work on that too.  Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Hugs and blessings!

Mary Anne


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