The original plan was to do one month of sewing, but we weren't quite done with our masterpieces so we extended our learning by a week into February. We finished our sewing focus by choosing special final projects. Each child chose what they wanted to make and then designed it and sewed it together. A lot of great projects were made these last several weeks, and I hope the children will be inspired as they get older to do some sewing on their own, and/or bond with a grownup in their life that they can work on projects with.
|This child decided to make a sleeping bag and pillow for her doll out of fleece. She said she wanted polka dots on her fleece, and this is what I found! I actually found a blanket to cut the pattern from. It was perfect and very economical!|
This child wanted to make an owl. She drew it on paper and I cut it out of the felt for her. The blue on top of the eyes are eyelashes. Super cute!!!! She did all of the sewing by herself. So much great detail! First she sewed the pieces on the front, then she sewed the back and front together. Here she is stuffing her special friend with polyfil.
|She worked super hard and was so proud of her work!|
|This child wanted to make a birdy finger puppet. He designed it and I cut it out of felt. He sewed the pieces on and then sewed it together. Here he is stitching the sides together.|
|Another example of amazing fine detail work he did on his puppet. Look at that smile!!|
|She couldn't wait to bring this home for her doll!|
|This child is working on a cat. You can see her amazing pattern on the table that she designed.|