I thought it might be appropriate to post in this week-after-Mother’s-Day about some mommy-daughter sewing that Vivian and I have done in the past few months.
She really enjoyed hand-stitching a pillow for her most beloved of stuffed animals, and I wanted to do some more sewing projects with her to encourage her enjoyment of sewing. I was talking with a friend who mentioned that she sewed with her children by having them sit in her lap and “steer” while she controlled the pedal of her sewing machine. What a cool idea!
V had been asking for a pillow for another one of her stuffed animals (at this rate, our house is going to be overtaken by small stuffed-animal-sized pillows…like Tribbles! she has a lot of animals…).
One morning my little son needed a nap, so we took advantage of the time for just the two of us. I cut out some rectangles of fabric that she chose out of my scrap basket, and we sat down to the sewing machine together. Just cell phone photos here, since there was no one else to take the pics!
She sat in my lap and “steered” the fabric. I worked on teaching her how to guide it without pushing or pulling, and I managed the pedal.
One of the great advantages of sewing this little pillow on the sewing machine was that we were able to finish it completely in the span of B’s nap!
And now, Monkey is the proud owner of a new machine-sewn pillow!