Because I had scraps of fabric out yesterday while I was working on the circle bag, the girl asked if she could sew two pieces of fabric together.
We’d talked about starting her on a real sewing project, instead of just stitching on plastic canvas, during spring break but she wasn’t interested, so I jumped at the chance to get her started.
So much so that I had to share the moment on Instagram.
I picked out some strips, used my simple knot-tying method, and stitched the strips together with a simple running stitch.
It’s pretty cute.
I usually use the sewing machine for most of my sewing projects, but it’s a different experience when you have to slow down and think about every stitch.
I liked it.
And I hope the girl will join me, too. She was so excited about sewing that she slept with her project, then when I showed her my block this morning she sewed it to hers along with another little piece of fabric and took it to school to show everyone.
I do love that pride in her work. I hope she stays excited about it.
Do you ever sew by hand? Have you taught your kids hand sewing? I’d love to hear your thoughts, and see/hear about any projects you have made by hand.