I received a box of fantastic products from Fairfield World to play with and use in creating. The project and ideas area all mine.
I think the first project I remember making as a Brownie all those years ago was sit-upon. If you have no idea what a sit-upon is, I am guessing you were never active in Girl Scouts. If you were, you missed out but it’s not too late. You can make one now. Making a sit-upon for Girl Scouts to take along to all the places we go is a fun way to keep your back end dry and comfy. It is best if the sit-upon is water resistant for outdoors and bleachers so I used Oly-Fun by Fairfield World. It comes is variety of bright cheerful colors and works great with kiddos (of all ages!).
To get started, I gathered my supplies. I used a variety of colors of Oly-Fun, a few of the dies that I designed for use with the Sizzix Big Shot Machine, some support stabilizer for padding and my sewing machine. If you want to add a handle, you can use Oly-Fun or ribbon.
The first step is to create your padding for the inside. To do this I used two 12 X 12 pieces of Oly-Fun with the padding cut down to 11 X 11 for inbetween.
I sewed all the way around, sealing the padding into the middle.
Next, I cut the outside layer 15 X 15 inches.
I used pink for the front and green for the back. On the front side, I placed three of my die-cuts.
The three I chose for this project are all from the Calendar Set, Flower #6 Frog #3, and , Sun #4.
I used my sewing machine to add them to the top layer with a zig-sag stitch on my machine.
Then I sewed the front to the back and added a handle.
I left the top middle section open so the padding could be taken in and out. It works like a bag too! Ta Da!
We are going to make them when we go on our troop camping trip in April. The girls will LOVE it. This trip is going to be extra fun because we are staying in a cabin in the woods up in the Rockies at Sky High Ranch. We will have electricity so the girls have planned to upcycle clothing and create a fashion show with their designs. So yes, we are taking our sewing machines. No worries though! We will get in hiking, archery and outdoor exploring too.
Cheers to Girl Scouts and awesome supplies for making neato things like sit-upons.
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