Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sewing 101

This morning I was working on a sewing project that I can't wait to share.  I am designing it as I go and putting together a full tutorial with a free pattern download so it may take awhile.  My daughter has been intrigued by all of the fabric laying around so today I decided to let her try some sewing. 

We took a fat quarter, pinned on a couple of ribbons (we should have sewed them down but oh well) and folded it right sides together.  We pinned it.  Then I used a fabric marker and drew a line around the edges at a 1/2 inch for her to use as a guide.

She used the sewing machine and very carefully sewed along the line.  She did awesome - better than I do most of the time (granted I am a beginner myself).  We used a box to make the pedal a bit easier for her to use!

She turned it right side out, put in the stuffing and together we sewed closed the opening. 

She is so proud of her new butterfly pillow!  Pretty good for a 6 year old!!!


  1. That's so neat! I can't believe how grown up she is and that we've already been gone 3 years. I bet Annika would love to learn how to sew :)

  2. Sarah, you did a wonderful job. I'm so proud of you.
    I love you, Grandma

  3. Oh wow, a 6 year old with more sewing skills than me!! Good for you for teaching her! She looks so thrilled with her beautiful pillow. They are both adorable!


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