Friday, March 14, 2014
In the absence of anything crafty to post, I thought I would show you Julia's latest sewing project. She seems to have overtaken me in the crafting stakes lately, and perhaps I should be taking a leaf out of her book. She has taken naturally to sewing by machine, unlike her mother. Despite my own mother sewing often as a child, I was always too scared to learn. I remember avoiding the machine in the one term I did of sewing in high school. I still wonder how I passed that class.
I was pretty proud of Julia's latest effort, a scarf, of which the pattern came from Sewing School
2, a book that we bought her for christmas. She chose an assortment of floral sheeting she had in her very own little stash, and backed it with some Anna Maria Horner flannel that was in my stash. It always interests me to see which fabrics people mix together, and especially when that person is your 9 year old daughter.
I guided her throughout but she happily did all the cutting, pinning, ironing and sewing herself. Including hand sewing the loop hole by hand at the very end.
Perhaps my inspiration to get right back into something crafty may be sitting right in front of me. It does make me think that perhaps a small, uncomplicated project may be just what I need to get myself back into my sewing space.
Labels: books, family life, kids, kids craft, repurposed, sewing
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Julia has done such a wonderful job. Just imagine what she will be sewing in a few years time. Potential seamstress in the making. xoReplyDelete
Oh she did an excellent job!ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous! What a lovely job she did. xxooReplyDelete
Do tell Julia how well she did making this scarf. It looks amazing and is a wonderful way to use those little yet too-pretty to throw away pieces of fabric.ReplyDelete
What a clever young lady.ReplyDelete
She's clever, just like her mumma:) Gorgeous scarf and such pretty material. Lovely to hear your voice, Tania:) xReplyDelete
Good on Julia - she could probably give me lessons!!! It's a very pretty scarf. xReplyDelete
She did such a great job! Love the fabrics she picked for the scarf, too!ReplyDelete
Julia is so talented! (Like her mum) Really beautiful scarf. What a clever girl.ReplyDelete
I am so impressed. Julia did so very well. And you know, you might be on to something with a little project. I always do "big" projects, like dresses, and never "little" projects, like a scarf. That might really be motivating. I know that is one of the reasons I like mending so much. I get a whole bunch of projects done from start to finish in an evening.ReplyDelete
What a great job!ReplyDelete
Good on you for being the kind of mum that says yes, rather than no.
Keep it up Julia!
The scarf is lovely - Julia has done such a good job! I have an aversion to sewing, too, I actually prefer doing it by hand than machine. But avoid it altogether. All that pinning, ironing and cutting out puts me off. I much prefer to knit :-)ReplyDelete
Have a good weekend!
Well done, Julia!ReplyDelete
She did a great job! Seems to be a natural!ReplyDelete