We got this book a while ago, and as soon as we did, the post-it's were put in!
She pulled it out yesterday and picked her first (of many) projects.
A cute little softie!
The thing that amazes me about kids and sewing is a bit like everything they try- NO FEAR! They don't procrastinate, worry it's not perfect, think about for ages etc. I've told her about a seam ripper, but she looks at me like I'm stoopid!
So she threw herself into this one too.
There's no hand sewing happening- she's more a Sharpie face kind of kid!
I knew my Echino bat fabric would find a use one day!
and felt is very forgiving on the sewing machine. Even the opening was machine sewed!
My project for today was her first nightie (but I had to say no to her on the machine today, haven't figured out how to do my own stuff while teaching yet, I know it will come!)
She saw this at Spotlight for $3 (bought with my free $10 voucher, yeah!) I thought I
had a nightie pattern in the stash- nope!
I channelled my skills and turned out a pretty ok 'pillowcase' nightie.
I cheated as it wasn't a pillowcase!
She likes it , I think, wasn't too sure how to finish the top, I muddled through it.
And I wanted to show some bags I made as pressies- so fun to make, the hardest bit
was picking the colours to go together!
the bottom 2 I made as a teacher gift and Assistant Principal gift!One had
choccies inside, and the other a hand made purse. I made one for Cam too, but forgot the photo!
I started with the tutorial over here, then bought Jeni's great pattern- lots of clear picks, and she worked out the sizes for heaps of bags, and tell you how to work out custom sizes too. they are fully lined, too- bonus when you have lots of fabric to
use up enjoy!