I never got around to blogging about sewing lesson number 4 last week! I find it hard to blog these days, and I truly don't know where the time goes; but I definitely want to try to keep up with this little sewing series. I want my granddaughters to have these memories of our time together to look back on whenever they feel like it. So today you get a two-fer.
Last Monday, the twins (10) started out with more sewing machine practice on paper, following straight, curvy, and zig-zagged lines. The curves and zigs and zags proved to be challenging, but they did remarkably well.
Yesterday, I was going to have the twins hem the skirts and sew the back seams so they could take them home and start using them on their dolls; but first, I had a hand-sewing project for all the girls to do together. And that ended up being so much fun, and taking up so much time, that we never got to the skirts and decided to finish them off when we have our next lesson.
For hand-sewing, felt is always a good idea, in my book; it's so forgiving. And Christmas-themed crafts are also always a good idea. I think so, anyway. So felt Christmas tree-shaped ornaments were the project du jour for my budding seamstresses.
To use as a model, I decorated the front of one of the felt trees I’d cut out before they arrived. (Mine went home with their little brother, who doesn't like to be left out of things--so I added a car, an airplane, and a football button especially for him.)