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Thread: Quick help needed - little girls want to sew!!!!

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    Junior Member RGAY's Avatar
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    Exclamation Quick help needed - little girls want to sew!!!!

    Help! My granddaughters (ages 7, 6) arrive tonight (Fri, 5/24) and I just learned that the 7 yr old has become very interested in sewing.

    Any quick, easy, low frustration ideas for what I can do with her??????? I saw the criss-cross coasters in an earlier thread this week but wonder if a young girl needs coasters......

    Help!!!! I am grateful for whatever advice comes my way!!

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    What about a pillowcase, a large pillow for watching TV or an apron.
    Texas Sunshine, piney woods of NE Texas

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    I used to help out at 4H and the little ones loved to make book bags. They are so simple yet useful. Just sew side seams, leaving an opening at both sides for the cording to go. Press and turn and stitch the seams again to create a sturdy French seam. Then turn the hem across the top and stitch. Put rope through the hem extending through the holes you left. Does this make sense?

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    i second the pillow case. you can also make a little quilt for dolls...and in all honesty, just sitting at the machine and sewing on fabric usually makes the little ones happy ENJOY the visit!

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    I second the pillow case - or even a small carry all bag?
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    or a doll blanket for her and sister.
    ​Nancy

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    My girls began making pajama pants..They were easy and they love wearing them

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    I'd start with a pillow, then a 9 patch with 2.5" squares, unless they like dolls, then I might do 1.5" squares, to make a quilt for their doll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
    I used to help out at 4H and the little ones loved to make book bags. They are so simple yet useful. Just sew side seams, leaving an opening at both sides for the cording to go. Press and turn and stitch the seams again to create a sturdy French seam. Then turn the hem across the top and stitch. Put rope through the hem extending through the holes you left. Does this make sense?
    I'm with nanna on this. but I would make the rope longer and sew the rope to the bottom to make it a backpack.
    Scrapy quilts have more love in them.

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    The first thing my granddaughter made when she visited was a pillowcase. I had her use the edge of the presser foot as a guide. You could also make drawstring bags.

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