Hi, I'm a homeschooler and have been sewing with my daughters for years, so I have their sewing classes down. The tricky part is that I have a terrible black thumb. So, my DD's BFF's mom, who is a great gardener is going to teach my girls how to garden and I will teach her teenaged daughter how to sew. I want to teach her lessons that encompass many aspects of sewing, not just garments and quilts. I want to use lessons with applique and how to use fusibles, maybe do a few bags and things like that. So far I've come up with:
*An advent calendar wall hanging that uses applique, straight line quilting and hand sewing.
*A snowman ornament that teaches hand sewing and the blanket stitch.
*Embroidering a pre-printed block to teach hand embroidery.
*Making an apron with machine embroidered name on the front.
*Making a pillow with a Christmas Tree on the front to teach sewing with ribbons and machine sewing buttons onto fabric.
As you can see, I'm trying to come up with projects that will teach a few techniques per project. She has VERY limited sewing experience. Any thoughts?