Teach a girl to sew and all the American Girl Dolls in the neighborhood will have little pillows for their heads. These two beautiful girls are my best friends daughters. Lulu 9 and Cece 11. They had an old crusty sewing machine that was given to them and alas it didn't work.
|Lulu sewing away|
So for Christmas I gave them my cheapo brother from Target- works great but I just upgraded for more gizmos.
|Lulu pressing her seams open|
I took scraps from their gumdrop pillows and cut out squares to make a pillow so I could show them how the machines works. We also learned the value of pressing.
|Cece at the machine sewing her pillow, Lulu pressing|
On the table is Nate's pill with the baseballs. He actually also sewed a bit of his. What he did was push the pedal and I guided the fabric but he hung in there for most of it. The hardest part is guiding the fabric straight and pressing the pedal evenly- admittedly the pedal is not easy to control.
|Cece finishing up.|
|All three pillows unstuffed|
|Three happy new sewists with their little pillows|