We are starting up a new session in sewing today, but I wanted to share with you what we have been up to for the past couple of weeks! There is soooo much that these students have been creating, I think I will have to break it up into a couple of posts.
I am continually amazed and delighted at the fabric combinations that the students choose. This backpack is completely lined and so fun to make!
This third grader decided he wanted to make a quilt. He chose to make all of his squares 2 inches and chose a pattern of flowers. This is very precise work and takes a lot of patience and determination.
But he stuck to it and finished!! Instead of making a quilt, he turned it into a pillow.
A close-up of his work. Isn't it the best?! He did such a good job measuring, cutting and sewing - way to go!!
This 5th grader is quite the accomplished sewer. She has made many things and is ready now for the next step - a more complicated pattern. She has chosen to make a summer robe. There are many steps in making a garment before one can even get to the sewing. The first thing she needed to learn was how to prep her pattern. She did a fabulous job!
Now that the pattern is ready we need to pin it to the fabric and cut it out, transfer the markings, then learn to read the instructions. Sometimes, just deciphering the instructions can be a bit like learning a foreign language! Once all this is done...it's time to sew.
Here we are, she's just finished sewing and stuffing her pillow and now it's time to hand sew the opening.
And the back!
I must go for now, but will share more of our sewing in the next post :o)