So imagine the grumbling when I told my 12yr old daughter that we’d have a sewing lesson last Friday!
I gave her the option of doing a zippered pouch, a string tie bag or something like that. She then suggested an owl bag, but I vetoed that because it’s on the embroidery machine and doesn’t have much sewing involved! Then I thought of the portfolios I’ve made in the past and Solveig looked thru the pattern and found a different portfolio thing and decided to do that.
She picked out some fabrics and then also decided to use my cat Accuquilt die and I showed her to cut it out and iron it and then gave her an option of stitching around it and she chose a satin stitch (a close zig zag)
It took us about 2 hrs to finish it- I almost lost here when she was sewing the back and front together and then the fabric got folded and I was SO terrible to actually make her rip out a few inches and start again (I actually sewed those few inches again as the fabric had gotten a bit distorted) then let her finish it
It’s a cute portfolio with pen holders and a flap going down to protect them
BUT it almost killed her!! she was SO tired and bored and UGHHH
(But she did bring it in the car last with some gel pens so I know she liked it and was proud of herself)
-I had told her too that she SHOULD do it now, otherwise when she’s an adult and doesn’t know how to sew, she’d wish that her mommy had taught her!!