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We are starting up a new session in sewing today, but I wanted to share with you what we have been up to for the past couple of weeks! There is soooo much that these students have been creating, I think I will have to break it up into a couple of posts.
I am continually amazed and delighted at the fabric combinations that the students choose. This backpack is completely lined and so fun to make!
This third grader decided he wanted to make a quilt. He chose to make all of his squares 2 inches and chose a pattern of flowers. This is very precise work and takes a lot of patience and determination.
But he stuck to it and finished!! Instead of making a quilt, he turned it into a pillow.
A close-up of his work. Isn’t it the best?! He did such a good job measuring, cutting and sewing – way to go!!
This 5th grader is quite the accomplished sewer. She has made many things and is ready now for the next step – a more complicated pattern. She has chosen to make a summer robe. There are many steps in making a garment before one can even get to the sewing. The first thing she needed to learn was how to prep her pattern. She did a fabulous job!
Now that the pattern is ready we need to pin it to the fabric and cut it out, transfer the markings, then learn to read the instructions. Sometimes, just deciphering the instructions can be a bit like learning a foreign language! Once all this is done…it’s time to sew.
Here we are, she’s just finished sewing and stuffing her pillow and now it’s time to hand sew the opening.
And the back!
I must go for now, but will share more of our sewing in the next post :o)
Our students started January with such enthusiasm it was had to keep up with them!
This 6th grader finished her back pack and as you can tell, she is so thrilled! I LOVE the animal print with the orange – it’s just the perfect combination.
A finished headband! I am always amazed at the color/fabric combinations that these students use and they always turn out so cute!
This 3rd grader has so much patience! His bunny, as you can tell, is super tiny. It cannot be sewn on the sewing machine, it must be sewn by hand. His stitches are so perfect and so small – isn’t his bunny cute! Now he is working on a quilt – 2″X2″ squares that make up flowers.
Don’t let this zippered pouch fool you, it took a lot of patience and determination to create and finish it. The face was created and hand-sewn one piece at a time with teeny tiny hand stitches. Then came the addition of the zipper. If you have ever put a zipper in you know it can be hard work. This student made it look so easy.
Another cute little backpack – the straps are just the perfect addition!
I just had to take another picture of it closeup.
This student used her hand as the pattern for this cute little elephant. The project started out as a pillow, but after it was sewn together she decided that it looked like a “3-legged elephant”. I must say that I totally agree with her! Note the cute little eye and the hair.
This is the other side of her elephant (so cute!) – do you see the tassel tail? That tail is just perfect.
Lots of hand sewing taking place outside. I can’t believe this is January and it’s warm enough to sit outside!
Adding a nose to her bunny stuffed animal. This one should be finished next week.
Such a cute bee pillow! This student worked so hard on her pillow. The wings are fleece and while they look perfect on this pillow, they were kind of a bear to work with. She persevered, with lots of ripping of stitches and re-sewing and finished up yesterday. I absolutely LOVE it!
Don’t you love it too?!
We came back after the holidays ready to knit.
At first this second grader wanted to make her knitting into a kerchief. Later, she decided that it should be a blanket for one of her stuffed animals. Doesn’t she look so proud of her finish!!
This bag is so festive it makes me smile every time I look at this picture. That button is just precious!
You just gotta LOVE those eyes!
I can’t wait for class this Wednesday!
Today was a really amazing day in sewing class!
This super cute fleece owl was finished. Don’t you just love that zebra print fleece?!
Do you see those cute earrings? This student made these tassels out of embroidery floss to embellish her stuffed animal.
This student is working hard to finish her project.
And she was sooo successful! I hope she has a chance to use it tonight. Notice the zebra print again – boy this is a popular print. I must remember to get some more soon for these creative kids.
After sewing up the seams, ironing is needed to keep everything looking neat and pretty.
Working on handwork together makes it more enjoyable.
I love this flannel print. His stuffed dog is going to be so soft and cuddly!
This past sewing class was super busy! Lots of students making great progress on their projects.
The student working on this is doing a fabulous job. She has cut all the felt pieces herself and is just about done with the applique portion of the face. Next up – inserting a zipper!!
This 1st grade student will finish her owl pillow in the next lesson. We shall see what she wants to create after that.
Just one more wing, some antenna, and then stuffing.
This 3rd grade student wanted to make a really tiny little stuffed bunny. The smaller they are the harder they are to put together. This one is done totally by hand and his stitches are superb!
I can’t wait to see this project completed!
2nd grade pillow case. I just love the fabric choices!! The zebra fabric is fleece and is so soft.
This is a really fun pattern to make. Over the summer in camp, several students made this one. The original pattern is for a smaller stuffed animal, but I enlarged it 200% so that it is pretty big. The kids seem to like it much better :o)
This coming week’s class will be super fun!! There will be lots of finishing of projects and lots of new projects started. I can’t wait to see what everyone will choose!
Knitting is so much fun when you are with friends!
We always have so much fun and get so much done during knitting class!