This week my girls learned to make little bags. My eldest had asked me for a bag that would fit her princess game into (in the picture above) so I thought this would be an easy thing for them to try and make for themselves! I shall call it the 'Annelise Bag' since it was Annelise who asked for it!
My younger daughter chose something to make a bag for too - her cuddly Kookaburra! And they chose their materials!
They're getting good with the machine!
Through teaching them, I'm learning myself - learning what I need to explain (like 'right sides together' is better described as 'pretty sides together'; and that it's important to explain which way your pins face when sewing so it's easy to pull them out as you go!)
I also learned not to sew with the stick on velcro. It's all I had left in white, so I thought we'd just use that -
Great! no need to pin it in place!
Oh no! the machine needle did NOT like stitching through the glue!
Out came the eucalyptus spray to clean the needle - off came the velcro, and on went black stitch-in velcro!
The girls followed the instructions really well, and were both very happy with their little bags!
Kookaburra didn't like being in the bag - he decided he wanted to fly free - so kitty got the snuggly bag instead!
Afterwards the girls said,
"Oh I wish I'd put a pocket on the outside of the bag"
So next time ...........