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Thread: Sewing class projects

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    For several Mondays in July and August, my BFF and two of her daughters have been coming over to my studio for sewing classes. I created a lesson plan for the first couple weeks, then we continued based on their interests. The first things they made were bags, one very successful, one not so much. Then we learned how to sew on buttons, and do mending of clothes. They each chose a project and today have finished them.

    Hannah (15 y/o) made a wrap around skirt and Abbey (18 y/o) is making polar fleece stuffed elephants for the 7 children for whom she cared while in HS. Abbey will be a freshman in college this fall, and for a gift I am giving her a used sewing machine and notions to take with her. She is so excited! Mom is getting her a sewing basket and good quality shears. Here are some pics we took today. I think they did a good job for beginners! And we had a lot of fun and laughs in the process! And brownies!
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    very nice cute elephant!

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    Great to see youth interested in sewing. Glad you were able to share with them and cultivate their interests.

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    It's wonderful you were instrumental in fostering two 'new' sewers to the sewing community.

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    You are a good teacher! They made some neat stuff!

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    that is so cool for you to offer sewing classes, they did a great job

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    What pretty girls. Their projects are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    What pretty girls. Their projects are great.
    They are pretty girls, the two youngest of four pretty sisters. And such a nice family. Mom is a dear friend, one of my "chosen sisters" since I never had any the usual way. Oldest sister is 23 and married for a year, next will be a senior in college this fall. I have know them all for over 15 yrs. and enjoyed watching grow into fine young women. I would take any of them to keep, but Abbey is especially dear to my heart!

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    Love it! Did you make the skirt pattern up or buy it? I have a new 13 yo (wow I now have 2 teenagers. My heart just skipped a beat!) who would love to make it. Thank you for sharing!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilpoohbearie
    Love it! Did you make the skirt pattern up or buy it? I have a new 13 yo (wow I now have 2 teenagers. My heart just skipped a beat!) who would love to make it. Thank you for sharing!!!!
    Slow deep breaths....you'll be okay! I maintain it is a cruel joke for women to have teen age children and go through menopause at the same time. Bad, bad timing!!!

    It is a pattern from a book which belongs to their mom. I will get the name and author and send you a pm. Can't remember right now.

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    How fun to teach them the basics and then let them pick something they wanted to learn :lol:

    Will you , Mom and the youngest continue meeting for sewing ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    How fun to teach them the basics and then let them pick something they wanted to learn :lol:

    Will you , Mom and the youngest continue meeting for sewing ?
    Funny you should ask! I thought she was going to bail on us after her bag fiasco, but she loved making the skirt. Today she said she would like to come over during the school year to sew in my studio. I was pleasantly surprised. May offer her the option of 1 day a week, as I could also be sewing, and she is pleasant company. Mom works the school schedule, so is unavailable during the day. Hannah is home schooled, so has a flexible schedule. Mom and I are planning to discuss this on the weekend when we go on a road trip together.

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    Sounds like lots of fun to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    You are a good teacher! They made some neat stuff!
    I taught my DD's to knit and sew from a very young age it is a gift we give our children that they carry right through their lives so well done.

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    How wonderful!

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    What a treat to teach kids to sew! They sure look happy with thier finished projects. Great work pgthom!

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    Will you send me your class schedule? Where do you find the time to do all you do? You are fab!

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    Grinster: You wouldn't be on QB at work, would you? Watch out for the computer police! Miss talking to you. Let's get together soon.

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    Pretty girls and cut skirt and animals. So nice to see young ladies do wholesome things. Good teacher. Thanks for sharing this with the board.

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    Great work!

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