Hello! I think it’s about time I updated you on S, my 6-year-old’s, sewing adventures.
She has made two more things on her little yellow sewing machine since I shared her teddy, Mr Buttons, with you.
Firstly, and quite some time ago, she made a string of padded hearts. This is what one of you lovely people recommended she makes!
This kept her occupied for a good couple of hours. She spent ages choosing fabrics from my scrap bag and cutting hearts out.
She made them by sewing wrong sides together – no fiddly turning right-side-out – leaving a gap, stuffing, then sewing up the gap.
I rather like the shabby chic look of them!
I helped her string them together (I punched a hole in each with a hole punch (LOL) and threaded some twine through!)
She’s really happy with them and they are hung on the back of her dining chair!
Then last week she wanted to make some clothes for her best friend, Teddy. She wanted to make a top or a dress but I managed to persuade her to make a skirt that doesn’t need fastenings.
So she made a simple elasticated skirt – and it’s so darn cute!
Featuring the cute animal fabric for the third time in a row on this blog! It must be almost finished now… I only had about 80cm of it – we’ve done well with it.
I helped her with pressing the casing and hem (helped her as in I did all of it…) and she did the sewing.
I think she did really well considering she hasn’t learnt to sew in straight lines yet!! I just had to unpick a bit once as it’s pretty important to keep the line of stitching on the casing straight so that the elastic will fit in!
She wanted to add a ribbon bow – in pink, because it’s Teddy’s favourite colour. So before inserting the elastic, she sewed a long piece of ribbon starting in the middle, going all around to the middle again. We placed it just under the casing and I think it worked rather well! She used a zigzag stitch because that’s much more fun than a boring straight stitch, isn’t it?
I threaded the elastic for her as she got in a tizz about that, but she did do the majority of it!
Now she wants to make a top because of course Teddy can’t go topless. Hmm I guess we could make something with Velcro to fasten at the back….
Keep an eye out for the next instalment of S’s Sewing Diaries!!