Friday, March 26, 2010

Hand Sewing Box

I have a post in mind to update you all on our workboxes- one year later, but while that topic is just in the idea stage, I thought I'd tell you about one of R9's boxes. If you've been a reader for a while, then you know that R9 is an accomplished seamstress. While she loves to work with the sewing machine, we've been working on hand sewing skills as well. Everything she tries, she will enter into the 4-H Fair this summer. She loves the fair!

One of her workboxes always has a hand sewing project going. This is the project from the Hearts and Trees Winter and Spring Kit.

One of the really nice things Amanda at Hearts and Trees has done for this kit is to provide some video and pdf tutorials for the kids. Check the link below for her easy instructions. R9 watched those the other day and did really nice job on her split stitch and blanket stitch. I thought it would be fun to show you some videos of R9 working on her owl.

Hearts and Trees Kit Help

video video

The finished owl! She has some floss to trim, but her stitches are starting to look a lot better- much tighter than this time last year when she was working on a pincushion. This project was finished in two sittings just to give you an idea.

I7 would like to make his own owl, so I'm setting up a box for him with the pattern and felt. Next up for R9 is felt food from Bugga Bugs. She wants to start with prize winning pies. We have all the materials necessary to complete this. We were studying the instructions together yesterday. These all require a combination of machine and hand sewing and some new things to us like darts. Looks like it will be a lot of fun!

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