I let Jessi flip through the book and pick a project that appealed to her. She picked 8 projects but eventually I got her to narrow it down to an adorable fabric basket. And she whipped up this basket in less than an hour with very little help from her mom. So exciting for me!!!
I made Jessi read through the instructions and I was impressed that between the clear instructions and wonderful pictures, she really was able to figure out what she was doing on her own. She only needed help with a few terms like "face up" and "face down", and those were great teaching moments.
Before she knew it, she had everything pinned and she was at the machine stitching away. I might be bias, but this girl is getting pretty good at straight stitching :)
And before you knew it, (seriously less than an hour) my little 8 year old had made this adorable fabric basket, following the instructions all on her own. I really loved that each of the projects in this book are simple enough to not frustrate a beginner or younger sewer but big enough to really make my daughter feel like she is sewing!
And now her fabric basket accomplishment is being used as a jewelry box and she proudly shows it off to all of her friends that come over. I can't tell you how it makes me smile when she explains how she did it all on her own.
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Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!!