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Thread: What can a 6 yr old sew???

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    What can a 6 yr old sew???

    I bought my DGD a kids sewing machine while visiting Ohio last month. Mom was with me and urged me to buy it for her Holiday present. It was on sale and I did get a promise from Mom to supervise EVERY time DGD wants to use it. However, her last remark to me was to "Send her something to sew because I am not going to buy all that stuff!"

    Well, now I am home and knowing my daughter has as much sewing knowledge as her daughter, I do not know what to send DGD for her first sewing machine project. I think a simple 4 patch doll quilt would be great, but any other suggestions?

    Thank you in advance for your suggestions. LastGrandma
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    Name:  Maddy and dad learning to tie quilt.jpg
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Size:  69.0 KBMy Granddaughter at 6 sewed charm squares together and made a small lap quilt for herself. She even learned to tie it.

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    I taught my 6 year old niece and our first project was a rag quilt.

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    Doll blankets are a great start.

    You can also show her how to do a small purse (send a series of photos with simple instructions on how to make the "pocket"). Pillows are good too. PJ pants are easy but you'd need to send her a pattern for her size.

    I got my 5yo DGD a machine for Christmas this year since she likes to sew when we have 'sleepovers'. Can't wait until she sees it!
    This fabric would be just perfect for a....

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    6 yr old sewing

    My DGD was just 6 when I got her a singer childs machine and she made a charm quilted wall hanging.
    We did the sew it with backing and batting around the edges and then turned it right side out. It was quilted with her sewing cute buttons on it by hand.
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    Wonderful suggestions....I am 2500 miles away and cannot do anything with her and her sewing machine. And DD is not handy with sewing stuff. When DGD visits here we usually spend a fair amount of time in my sewing room doing things (doll quilts, wall hangings, etc.), but I cannot give assistance with her sewing other than the type of project I send.
    There is no such thing as ugly fabric...just cut it smaller!

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    I made doll clothes with help from my mom.
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    My first suggestion, considering the distance and lack of a mentor on her end, I'd pre-cut whatever I sent and make sure to send easy "1 - 2 - 3" instructions. Given that here are some easy suggestions:

    Pillowcases
    Totes
    Small doll quilt (to tie)
    Maybe some 9 patches to begin assembling into quilt blocks to put together at a later date - maybe to bring with her to your house next summer?
    Carrie, Queen of the Seam Rippers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North View Post
    Name:  Maddy and dad learning to tie quilt.jpg
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Size:  69.0 KBMy Granddaughter at 6 sewed charm squares together and made a small lap quilt for herself. She even learned to tie it.
    What a great picture that is.... have to keep that one to show her kids
    Nancy in western NY

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    it must break your heart to have her so far away You can make a tut like we do on here. i think doll blankets is the best choice for a first project... no curves or angles.
    Nancy in western NY

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