He's nine and he made these bookmarks himself with only a wee bit of help from me. I got the idea from Deanna over at Wedding Dress Blue from her tutorial. It was an ideal way of teaching him. They are gifts for his teachers and the crossing guard. He picked out the fabrics which are Greetings from Canada by Thimbleberries; love the Canadian designs on these! He arranged the fabrics himself and did all the sewing so he learnt about foundation piecing, amongst other things. Think he enjoyed doing the embroidery the most...think i like that best too, lol! Being able to set a fixed speed on my new machine, really helped.
Now I just hope the teachers all appreciate his efforts! I wish I could keep them all to myself. He's always liked to watch me sew and give his opinion on things, but this was the first time for him actually using my machine and doing it himself. Maybe next will be a flannel rag quilt?
So how about you...when did you first learn to sew on a machine? do you remember what you made? who taught you? Or at what age did you teach your kids? I'd love to hear...
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