Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Sewing lessons

Marcella left a comment and asked how I got Logan started sewing so I thought I would post one of his projects and do a run down.
The bag above was one we made probably about a year ago (though what do I know! Time is always off in my head!) At any rate, he sat down and drew out his pattern- or basically, he drew the bug. Then he cut out the pieces of the bug from the paper, pinned them to felt that he chose, and cut them out. Then I had him choose thread colors and I actually sewed the bug onto the front of the bag. Then we pinned the bag together and he sewed the sides, with a little help. The main reason I love getting him to sew is that the boy is an amazingly prolific artist. Thats ok but I thought it might be nice for him to get engaged in a little longer process and see how things turn out when you plan a little. His second project, he made a little purse for his friend Callia's birthday. He picked out some poly from my stash (no fraying!) and then he cut out a rough square shape and then he pinned it all and sewed it all together. He picked ribbon for the handle and even put a button on. It was really his project start to finish and I was very glad when Callia loved it! The third thing was a drawstring bag and he thought it was so magical that you just pull this string and the bag closes! We have also done hand sewing with felt and embroidery floss. Our next project is this week for his mini swap partner and he is very excited. So I hope that answers the question! Here is a photo of some gorgeous flowers from our yard from last april. We are so close to that again!! It is sunny this week and I swear it makes everything so much better!


Blogger Lori said...

For a brief moment, I thought the flowers we just cut this morning, and I was preparing to get really, really jealous. Good thing I slowed down and read your post! This sun is so wonderful this week! Elsie and I are gardening this afternoon.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Marcella said...

Oh,thank-you,Mo! So are you teaching him with the machine or by hand? Lovely bag-he is a lucky boy to have a mom who helps him make things.I have felt so I hope to introduce that medium
soon.... Marcella

9:01 PM  
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11:02 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Just made three of these for gifts. They are sure to be a hit. Thanks for the tute!

11:39 AM  

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