My girl finished up her first sewing project over the weekend.
I’ve never tried pushing sewing on her – knowing she’s very particular about her clothes, I thought that it would eventually appeal to her, but I also knew it needed to be her idea. I’ve offered a few times to send her to a class, but in the end, she decided she wanted me to teach her. I was more than happy to oblige.
It was the “Wonderland” fabric from Rifle Paper Company that piqued her interest in learning to sew. I was more than delighted when she came and asked if not only would I teach her to sew, but would I teach her to sew an apron? But of course! Aprons are my favorite!And so, I taught her the basics of laying and cutting out a pattern using one of my self-drafted patterns. She chose her own trim (from Sugar Pink Boutique), although she did need some assistance in sewing it on. I assured her, in my thirty-something years of sewing, that was some of the trickiest trim I’ve ever applied, due to the minuscule size of it – the strip in which it attaches to the fabric wasn’t much larger than the pom-poms.
It was a quick and easy first project and she’s quite pleased with the result. For her next project, I want her to do a purchased pattern so that she can learn to read them.
In the meantime, her apron is hanging in the kitchen, where I’m hoping to see it put to good use.