Today is about more practicing!yay! Its all part of it so bear with me.
I ask her where the presser foot is & needle. Asking questions as we ho along to make it familiar as possible.
With a new piece of fabric the practicing begins.
I say its up to you what you do. But maybe start by following the piece of fabric. So she sews around the fabric.
Pivoting around the corners. She likes this bit and its great *practice* at using the presser foot a lifting up and down the needle wheel.
And the stitches can be different. (Depending on your machine) so I show her the different stitches. And she gets excited! So I give her the option of what to choose and let her go with it.
she tries lots out and enjoys it.
Whilst this is happening she is always in control of the machine, going at her own pace, making her own decisions of what to do. And shes creating! Getting more confident as she goes.
But there is more!...
ready for a small project.
We are going to do some applique.
I show her my bag of scraps and say she can choose a few fabrics that we are going to cut shapes out of.
She loved choosing her own colours and patterns.
Next we iron the chosen fabrics.
Cut into shapes.
Arrange the shapes on a piece of fabric.
I dont want to over kill the whole sewing thing.
She uses straight stitch all the way round each shape.
And its complete, tada!
A round up from today:
continued pivoting round corners,
following the fabric doing straight lines,
we have tried out new stitches,
pinning fabric shapes to fabric,
stitching shapes onto fabric (lots of stops and starts)
Controlling the needle wheel.
Phew a good days work!
What are you going to applique?
Or you could try stitching your initials?
our chosen project is to make a drawstring bag!
Watch this space :-)
For lesson 4 - go here