Sunday, May 3, 2009

my girls first sewing project...

and isn't she just so clever!

I found this book today and just couldn't leave it in the bookshop, its packed with easy step by step pictures to make gorgeous little things. Alot I'd like to do as well.

So Miss Lilly chose a felt butterfly brooch to make, she did all the placement and stitching except for pushing the final part of the needle through the layers of felt on each stitch as it was too hard for her little fingers. We need to get our embroidery cottons back off Mum so we don't have to use wool again, that will be much easier!

It took about 30 minutes to make and she didn't once whinge or want to give up. She learnt plain stitching and blanket stitch and also how to thread a needle, start off and end with a knot. We also did stuffing and sewing on a pin to the back.

Here is her very beautiful finished brooch.

You are a clever girl.


Little Munchkins said...

Well done Lilly, that brooch looks fab!

Must check out that book, looks like lots of cute stuff in it.

Juni said...

That book looks fab - I'd like to check it out for 'me' too! I love your blog.