Sunday, January 8, 2012

Kids love to sew

There has been a whole whirlwind of fun happening here in the Sewing Lounge.

So much so that I have forgotten to photograph half of the wonderful creations. 

Interest in sewing is definitely alive in the 7 - 15 yr age group and bursting to get out . All that youthful enthusiasm and creative optimism is a wonderful thing to behold.

Making linen cushions & pencil cases

This brightly pieced cushion had the words 'Best Grandma Ever' on the other side surrounded by lots of fancy machine stitches. 

What a beautiful gift. I bet there was a Grandma with tears in her eyes on Christmas Day.

This is my wonderful photographer who picked up the camera and snapped lots of photos of her group.


She made lots of owls for her friends for Christmas and they all looked as gorgeous as the one here.

Miss 7 has been sewing after school once a week for a year. Towards the end of the year we decided to make a simple sun dress using McCalls pattern M5613 . The finished dress looked terrific. 

While making it she learnt about cutting out, making pleats, adding a facing, overlocking edges & making buttonholes.  I believe a cooperative effort like this has much to offer a young beginner because they can see what is possible with practice and perserverance.

These girls travelled a long way for their classes and look pretty happy with their finished projects. 

On the left is a Melly & Me 'Sunshine Bag' and on the right another 'Owlivia'

 Bryn is another wonderful student who has been coming to classes regularly. She made this terrific vest for her uncle for Christmas using Simplicity pattern 2346

Making self cover buttons together

Even my lovely neices did some sewing while they were here on holidays

It was with great sadness that I held my last class at Thread & Ginger in late December. Natalie & Caryn have closed the shop and I wish them all the very best in their future ventures. I will be forever grateful to them for the opportunities they gave me and for the inspirational environment they created.
Victoria Point will be a poorer place with the loss of their business.
I will be holding extra classes at Urban Sewing Lounge this year (see classes page) and was delighted that many of the ladies from Victoria Point are going to travel here to continue classes.