11 4, 2020

Make your own pillow. It’s ‘sew’ easy!

By |2020-11-04T06:00:18-05:00November 4, 2020|

sew easyKids (ages eight to 12) can learn how to make a doll-sized, no-sew pillow and blanket using flannel and filling during a crafty online program that we’re hosting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

We will provide all the supplies that children need to participate. First, sign up for this program online or by calling us at 440-255-8811 ext. 220. Then, pick up your supplies from the Children’s Department in our Main Branch. Finally, kids can follow along step-by-step on Zoom and show off their creations.

04 19, 2020

How to make your own face mask

By |2020-04-19T06:00:00-04:00April 19, 2020|

Our Tech Services Manager Pam has been sewing masks for those who need it during the stay-at-home order in Ohio. Here are the steps to make her favorite face mask.

1. Using quilting cotton fabric cut 3 pieces:

  • 11.5 inches by 8 inches (outer piece)
  • 7.5 inches by 8 inches (inner lining piece)
  • 4 inches by 3 inches (nose piece)

Picture12. Right sides facing, (this is the patterned side of your fabric together) center your lining piece face down to the top of your outer piece.

Picture23. Sew a ¼ seam allowance. Stitch the top of the inner lining to the outer piece and then stitch the bottom of the inner lining to the outer piece.

Picture34. Flip mask inside out and give it a good press.

Picture45. Fold the long edges of the nose piece in ½ inch, both sides.

Picture56. Fold the nose piece in half and press.

Picture67. Sew the nose piece in the center of your mask by stitching the long edge top and bottom.

Picture78. Referring to the video, iron in three pleats. Give the pleats a good press. Tack pleats down about 2 inches in on each side with a single line of stitching.

Picture89. Make the channels for ties on the side of your mask. Working on the wrong side, take one side fold in half, then fold again, so the channel meets your mask. Stitch channel down, pull ties through channel. Repeat for the other side.

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03 11, 2019

Having Sew Much Fun

By |2019-03-11T08:00:05-04:00March 11, 2019|

Kids practice sewing at the library by making drawstring backpacks or Fortnite drop pillows.

Children practice sewing at the library by making drawstring backpacks or Fortnite drop pillows.

Kids had sew much fun picking up sewing basics during a special program on Monday at our Main Branch.

They learned how to make drawstring backpacks and pillows that look like a Fortnite drop boxes. Naturally, the kids got to take their crafts home with them when they were finished.

By the way, if anyone in your family is interested in sewing, we have books for all skill levels for both kids and adults that you can borrow.

03 6, 2019

Kids, get ready to have ‘sew’ much fun

By |2019-03-06T06:00:28-05:00March 6, 2019|

Kids can learn how to sew during our Sew Much Fun program at Mentor Public Library.

Kids can learn how to sew during our Sew Much Fun program at Mentor Public Library.

March is National Craft Month so it’s time to get crafty!

Kids—ages eight to 12—can learn how to sew a pillow or drawstring backpack that they can take home during a special program at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 11, at our Main Branch.

We’ll bring the patterns and supplies. You just have to show up.

The program’s free but we do ask that you sign up beforehand. You can register online or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

By the way, if anyone in your family is interested in sewing, we have books for all skill levels for kids and adults that you can borrow.

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