My daughter asked me to give her another sewing “lesson” today. She wanted to learn something new. She had already learned the running stitch and the whip stitch, so I asked her if she wanted to learn how to make X’s by doing cross-stitch.
She was cool with that so we got out some gingham to practice on and I started her off with one. She took it from there and after one row, decided she wanted to make her own pattern. She did a few rows of straight lines in two different directions and then went back to cross-stitch to finish up.
When it was complete, she wanted to turn it into something for me. I suggested a pin cushion. After taking a break for a snack, she learned another new stitch, the backstitch, and sewed around the pincushion (right sides together) leaving a space to turn it right side out. I stuffed it for her and she finished it up with the whip stitch. I love it! I can’t believe she made it and she just turned 6 🙂
In the end, it became part of a trade. She has heard me talking about the other craft trades I am doing and she decided she wanted to trade me for something I would make for her, LOL.
I decided to try out a project idea that has been in my head and made her a “matchbook notebook” out of cardstock and notepaper. I bought a little tool yesterday to perforate the pages so they would tear out easily.
Here are the finished ones together: