Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sewiing lessons

Whenever I bring out the sewing machine to mend something, Dinoguy asks for a turn. I have given him a turn just sewing on a piece of fabric in circles, and he's had fun with that, but now he wanted to make something. Searching through pages of kids sewing crafts, he chose a potholder project, and Trainboy wanted to make one too. So off we went to the craft store for fabric quarters, heat resistant material and bias tape. (Already had the felt.)

The boys did pretty well, though applying the right amount of pressure to keep the fabric flat and not allow bunching while not preventing it from moving forward is tricky to explain. Once I figured out that running the pedal was the most important part to them, we got it done pretty successfully.

After the potholders, Dinoguy wanted to make a pillow too, which went easier, since it is less fabric layers. He also got to practice hand sewing to close up the pillow after stuffing. He was very proud of his handiwork when finished.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Of course it would be the petal!!
Especially since it has a vrooming noise! ;)

I love babes and sewing! It makes me happy.


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