I have taught many kids to sew over the years but what I love most are the kids that are TOTALLY into it. I mean the ones that display a true passion for sewing.
At the moment I am teaching an 11 year old girl with a mind of her own. That is a must in sewing I think, to totally commit to a project and do anything, however hard to achieve that goal. I don’t know that many 11 year old girls, having sons means that I don’t really get to know that many. I think that’s why I enjoy teaching so much, most of my students are girls, yippeee!
I just wanted to show you a couple of photos I took during our last lesson. The programme I put together for this class was to make an elastic waist skirt. She told me that she doesn’t wear skirts but would make one for her friend. That doesn’t really work for me, I want my students to make things for themselves. So, lets make something else! We bantered around a few ideas and came up with a cloud cushion. We drew out a pattern, pinned it, cut it and stitched it up. I liked that it was harder than your average cushion with the curved edges. We discussed ‘clipping the curve’ to get the edges right and look at the result.
She was super focused and loves it. Isn’t it just fabulous?