Today was our Weekly Sit'nSew Class
we run this class every Monday from
9:30am to 12:30pm
and today we had the pleasure of Bec and Miss T
joining us for a mother daughter sewing morning
a great way to spend some time together...
We are looking into doing this Next year as
a permanent Holiday Class
Miss T decided that she was going to make herself a
Plate bag for her up and coming Camp with her Girl Guide troop
The pattern we use was one that I found, when I Googled
Easy Drawstring Bag and the first one that came up was
Diary of a Quilter Tutorial....
This was super simple and great for the beginner sewer,
and as it says in the opening paragraph great for teaching kids
once we had picked out fabrics
it was time to start sewing up a storm.
Miss T takes instruction well and was able to
follow along with the step by step tutorial
So thank you Diary of a Quilter for making it easy for me to
help Miss T make her plate bag for Girl Guides...
Miss T also made herself a Bookmark (see above pic) using
the leftovers from the bag...we had a 2 inch strip
and took so scrap Foam from my bag making
and as both sides of the foam are fusible. we were able to fused
the fabric to either side of the foam, making it super
easy and quick... then Miss T sewed 1/4 inch all the way around
to secure the fabric to the foam.
Next using the pinking shears we pinked all the way round
then added a little bling and a ribbon to the top just to dress it up a little...
she was very pleased with herself....
The lovely Bec made a little sewing pouch today.
Bec has had, her sewing machine for the past
11 yrs and it was still in the box...
So today was the day that she finally got the big
girl out and learned how to use it...it is a lovely machine
and very simple to use...Bec played with her machine before she started
sewing. This was so she could get use to how it worked and where everything is
on the machine
Bec had her fabric in hand and was ready to start her pouch...after some
initial prep work we were sewing away the morning...
the pouch that she made is a variation on a accordion pouch....If you
do a YouTube search several will pop up :)...I however will be doing a
tutorial in the coming weeks of the one that I use and have tweaked
so watch this space...
Now Miss Lynda came too (but was camera shy today) and she was helping me with some binding Jobs that I have in the Que at the moment...I don't know what I would do
without her....she keeps me moving some weeks when
we are super busy....Thank you so much Lynda ")
I appreciate all that you do for me ")
Till next time
Happy Quilting ") N