Tuesday, May 27, 2014

WiP Wednesday: Passing the Torch

I didn't have a very productive week sewing-wise but I did get a lot of other fabulous things done! One of which was to take the next step in teaching my oldest daughter how to sew. It was so much fun and she loved it! I'm linking up with WiP Wednesday.

I got a custom order from my shop for this adorable sheep hat. This is the teen/adult size and it's so fun! I love how the bobble stitch makes it look more fluffy. This adorable pattern is not my own and can be found for free at Repeat Crafter Me.

So my guild accepts junior members and my nearly eight year-old has been wanting to go ever since she found this out. I told her she needed to know how to quilt first so she's been sweetly asking for sewing lessons ever since. We started with some hand sewing, then a bean bag, and now a patchwork pillow. She picked the squares from my leftover charms bag and had so much fun picking a layout. She tried several different options before she landed on this one.

I tend toward the control-freak side so this was a totally new experience for me being in the other chair. Miya was so awesome sewing though! She did it all herself, guiding the fabric and lining up the edges and she only had to unpick three seams! For each of them it was because she made the seam allowances comically large when she was trying to talk and sew at the same time.

She looks so cute and professional in the sewing chair!

At one point we had a bit of a bobbin problem. Miya loved this! She told me "it looks like the sewing machine wanted to sew a butterfly... flappy flap flap." I can totally see it.

Here she is with her finished top. I'm seriously amazed at how well her corners lined up. All I did was the cutting and the pressing. She can't wait to quilt it and add the backing!

So this is my fabric pull for the Supernova Friendship swap. I had hoped to get these all cut out this week but it didn't happen. I did finish zipper pouches for five teachers and a fun hexagon pillow which you can see here. The Supernova is so next on my list and if it wasn't way past my bedtime I'd do it now!
Thanks for stopping by and putting up with my gushing over my cute girl. I can't get over how fun it is to have a built-in sewing buddy. Two of my other kids are now asking for lessons and my little boy wants me to just make him "more fabulous stuff!"

3 comments:

  1. So much fun having a daughter to pass your skills on to.....and for her to develop a love of quilting! I love the top she did and you're right, the corners look so good! I have two boys, so not much hope of passing on the torch to them, but I do have a niece that has shown some interest - so keeping my fingers crossed! Have a great day!

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  2. Your daughter is so sweet, and her enthusiasm reminds me of when I was little and always wanted to either help my mom with her sewing projects, or make my own. She did an amazing job, and I can't wait to see her finish it up :-) Love your fabrics you pulled! The colors are absolutely beautiful together! Happy Wednesday!

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

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  3. You are so lucky! My daughter tried to sew and she doesn't like it at all. She's a knitter though so at least she hangs out in my sewing room and we can chat handmade! :-)

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