Monday, 10 March 2014

Sewing with kids

I was so not in the mood for sewing yesterday but there was this sewing kit I bought on sale for my girl days ago. I already postponed the first session so make freezer paper templates which I finally did this week. So there were no more excuses. We had to make the little owl! As I wanted her to make her own I made a second one for the little sister. I have to say I did not like the fabrics that came with the kit and neither did my girl so we straight went to my stash and started pulling nice fabrics.

They look better on picture and funnily there is not even one fabric as shown on the picture of the box
The kit should be for a 7 year old but to be honest, the instructions were terrible. I mean, I am not a sewing queen but I struggled finding out what to do. How could a 7 year old make this?
In July I got my new sewing machine and actually I never really played with it. Yesterday my girl asked to use the fancy stitches. So when we were asked to attache the tummy to the front we used a simple one for one owl and gorgeous stars for her one. She also wanted to write on the tummy so I  had to find out how to use the Alphabet. She was really helpful and together we managed to give the owls a name.

To be totally honest we also did not like the eyes or better the buttons that came with the kit (looks like we did not like anything than the shape) so we digged deep and from my crochet-phase with Amigurumi I had bear eyes and cat eyes left. She chose the brown ones for her owl and we used the 3D-Liner for the other. They look cute don't they? To get her more into sewing and using the fabrics she buys herself and not only "Mummy, can you make me" I bought this book. Hopefully the instructions there are better as she already complained that it is for a 7 year old! Oh my goodness, a 9 year old can not use a book for a 7 year old!

Linking up with the Monday Makers. Sorry for not writing in German as well today. Somehow I got lazy and skipped translating. Hopefully soon we can link up with a cute project made out of this book.


  1. At least it sounds like you two had a great time together. That was the whole point, right? I think what you created looks pretty cute and I'm sure the girls will love them.

  2. Lovely owls, even without good instructions! And at least you gave her a good start on learning how to sew!

  3. Lovely to be making together. And you can tell that 9 year old, I am a few years older than she is ( after all, my youngest is 21) and I am not ashamed to use a book for a 7 year old!

  4. That's so lovely to have sewing time together. I can't hold my tongue come to help my daughter so I stay away when she makes something.

  5. I love the owls, they are cute out! And you've thought her the pattern isn't always right. To quote Jack Sparrow - they ae more like guidelines really! Doing your own thing is just as much fun if not better!

  6. The owls are great but I think I do agree with you about the eyes. How silly that the instructions are not good enough especially as it is for a child. Thank goodness you were there, or she may have just given up! xCathy