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URGENT: Sew/knit present for 8yo girl - any ideas?

post #1 of 10
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My ds has two girl friends we have known forever, and their birthdays are all within a week of each other. Therefore, it gets expensive! They will all be 8 in a few weeks (where does the time go????) and I wanted to make something for the girls. Any ideas? I can sew and knit (and crochet), but I reckon I don't really have time for knitting something, as their birthdays are in about 2 weeks (yikes). So maybe sewing?

A top?
A bag?
A bag with their name on it?
HELP!

If you have any ideas, do you know of any patterns? (I am being cheeky now!)
post #2 of 10
How about making each girl a type of treasure bag or frilly bag? Sorta like a pre-purse stage?
post #3 of 10
Is 8 too old for a crayon roll or wallet? Those are quick and easy. I made this one for a friend's toddler and it was well received. You could easily make it for 16 normal sized crayons rather than the 8 larger toddler sized crayons. I looked all over for a pattern for something like this, but didn't find one. I wound up making my own and would be happy to share the measurement of the pieces if you like. There are several tutorials for crayon rolls on the web.

I think an 8 year old would like either a lazy day skirt or a market skirt.
post #4 of 10
Wow! I love those skirts! How adorable. I bet either of those skirts would be well received. A personalized tote bag would make a nice gift.
post #5 of 10
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Is 8 too old for a crayon roll ?
i have been making colored pencil rolls for this age set.
and plan to make this for dear niece (8 yo) bday this summer (they are halfway done): http://lifewithmonkey.wordpress.com/...wing-tutorial/
i am sure you will do something they will love! Good luck!
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by KristyDi View Post
Is 8 too old for a crayon roll or wallet? Those are quick and easy. I made this one for a friend's toddler and it was well received. You could easily make it for 16 normal sized crayons rather than the 8 larger toddler sized crayons. I looked all over for a pattern for something like this, but didn't find one. I wound up making my own and would be happy to share the measurement of the pieces if you like. There are several tutorials for crayon rolls on the web.

I think an 8 year old would like either a lazy day skirt or a market skirt.
Instead of a crayon roll, I would do a 'marker' roll or colored pencil roll.
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much for the ideas. I was thinking of a crayon/coloring pencil roll, and then I found this: But the lazy day skirt is also very tempting.

Oh decisions, decisions!
post #8 of 10
For Christmas I made my kids an apron each and packaged it up with a couple of pots of cake sprinkles. I would maybe add a box of cake mix that the girls would be able to make themselves.
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Oh, I love the idea of the aprons and cake as well! Maybe that will be for Christmas....
post #10 of 10
Maybe a quillow? We made those in middle school. It's a blanket with a pocket on it that folds into a pillow. (Quilt + pillow)
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