My super-mom friend and home-schooler extra-ordinaire, Momo, came over the other day to catch up. It had been a while. Since my ??th birthday was the day before, she surprised me with a lovely gift - a hand bag, sewn entirely by herself. I immediately fell in love with it and then commissioned her nine-year-old daughter to make a cell-phone case to match.
Later that day, as I showed my new bag to my eight-year-old daughter, she asked if we could sew something like that too. "Why not?" So we jumped head first into the fun of sewing! It's been just under a month, but we already have several crafts, made by our hands, and we're working on a few more.
I thought this bookmark would be great for each of the kids to make for their teachers as an "end of the school year" gift.
|An Apple Ribbon Bookmark|
And we're taking our fun with us to Family Camp this year. So far we've got T-shirt pillows, felt designs and Puppy Pals planned for activity time at camp with all our friends. It'll be Sew Much Fun!
|Her first project, a puppy pal!|
|Cut-out felt flowers attached to a hair elastic.|
|I haven't worn this shirt since college chorus days. |
I didn't want to get rid of it, but didn't know what to do with it.
Voila! A T-shirt pillow!
Are you Sew Crafty? What were your beginner sewing projects and what are you working on now? I'd love some tips on where to go from here!