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Old 08-14-2013, 10:53 AM
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I have just taught my 9-year old GDD to sew and she is raring to start a project. What would you suggest, a quick small quilt, or possibly a pattern for a simple dress (doll?) or.....?
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:55 AM
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I used to love to make clothes for my Barbies but they were so hard cause those Barbies are small. Someone on chat last night mentioned they made dog beds with their granddaughter. That would be wonderful. If no one has a pet, she could make a bed or a small blanket and take to a shelter. Most girls that age love volunteering.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:01 AM
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Made throw pillow with mine, she loved making it an was able to use it on her bed.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:12 AM
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What does she want to be for Halloween? Is there some way you could help her make all or part of her costume? Many types of Halloween costumes do not have to be fitted all that well and don't have to have perfect hems. I think they can make great beginner projects. Witches or angels can both use skirts that are just gathered on an elastic band. Any type of cape is pretty easy. If Halloween is a possibility for you, you will find 1000's of ideas online.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:17 AM
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I started my girls out with simple 9-patches which they then turned into pot holders for adults on their christmas lists.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:20 AM
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A nice set of potholders for Mom for Christmas might be nice. A simple 9 patch block on the front, plain backs and a couple of layers of insulbrute for batt if you have it. Do then pillowcase style so she doesn't have to do binding.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:23 AM
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I just did a sewing camp at our church this summer and we taught the girls how to make a big easy tote bag.
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My Grands first quilts were big 4 patches. They're easy to do and give the kids an early success.

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Old 08-14-2013, 12:12 PM
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Perhaps make pillow cases, or pot holders, or an easy bag~~
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:26 PM
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My grands start with a pillowcase for their bed. Then they move up to aprons. I do the cutting and pressing. When they are 9 they get to go to sewing camp for a week. My 11 year old granddaughter is taking off with sewing - she made herself a "Classmate" bag for school. Then she made a "Professional Tote". We will be entering them both in the fair. Nine patch quilts are good for them also. Clothes for the American Girl doll are easy to sew and they aren't too small to work with. (get an 18" doll at Walmart if she doesn't have an AmericanGirl). Good luck and have fun sewing. You have opened up a whole new world for her!
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