Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sewing with Kids

Last week, Joann's Fabrics had a McCall's Pattern sales - 5 for $7 and with pattern prices creeping up to $20 a pop, I JUMPED on this! I picked out some patterns that I could possibly do with my girls (I'd do them with my son too if he had any interest whatsoever but it's not Legos so he doesn't care). My 12 year old learned to sew in Home Ec this year and has asked for a cape pattern for fleece (I had one, where did I put it again? oh well, $1.40 and I have a new one). I've been promising my almost 10 year old a ballet bag with an Andover Fabric At the Barre fabric panel (purple) and coordinating striped fabric I bought for her years ago now (2008? 2009?).

My oldest was less than thrilled at the pattern I picked up for her (McCall's M6196) b/c it's a poncho, not a cape...so I started with my dancer. She wanted one with a spot for her water bottle - I get that so I picked out this one McCall's M6297 and she picked out View D (the big on in the back) with the pocket on the inside:

I have no idea how I learned to sew with a pattern - my mom's not really a sewer and I made a lot of stuff before my friend's mom taught us the basics. I know things came out less than perfect for a LONG TIME but I found out that my little girl can't cut a straight line even slowly with my super sharp scissors. This was also NOT a simple pattern! I really thought it was going to be a "sew the bag, sew the liner, sew together, add the pocket" pattern but it was more complicated than that (LOTS of stitch the ditch type instructions) and I ended up taking over completely - she  ironed the fusible interfacing on... oh well! she has a fun bag now! I'll find something else to teach her machine sewing - maybe a pillow or blanket...

oops - forgot to add the photos!

Shop talk:  I'm really excited to be adding this bunny hat to my collection! It's made with Yarn Bee Cameo Bulky yarn to give it that fuzz!

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