MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges

Stitching & Crafting

1. Sew Wonderful


  • Put together a beginner’s sewing kit with a homemade pinkeeper. Include:
    • Several different colors of thread
    • Buttons
    • Scissors
    • Needles
    • Straight pins
    • Safety pins
  • If you already have a sewing kit, make one for a friend that doesn’t.


  • Learn how to sew a straight seam both by hand and by machine.
  • Learn several different types of seams, including French and flat seams.
  • If you already know how to sew these seams, teach someone else how to sew them.


  • Sew a BakeOver TakeOver from MaryJane’s Ideabook and gift it to the hostess of the next potluck you attend—with a BakeOver inside for the potluck, of course!
  • Sew your own set of hot pads and embroider them using design ideas from MaryJane’s Ideabook.

(The book required for this badge is available on loan from MaryJanesFarm; e-mail

April, 2024 Edition