My daughter just discovered she likes to sew. She’s made a few attempts over the years, but as soon as her project was finished (sometimes before), she would move on. I don’t really know what changed, but she’s one of us now.
She made a coffee cup sleeve for her dad a few months ago, but the project that really won her over? The Ninja Monkey Bag. She wanted a new one, something more mature than her karate monkeys and Batman versions. I told her I wasn’t sure if I could squeeze it in between making new items for my Etsy shop and Christmas gifts. She offered to make it herself, and it turned out beautifully.
Instead of the fabric flower I usually make and attach to these, we thought this fabric called for a zipper flower. I visited the fabric store to buy a zipper, but found pre-made flowers that were much less expensive.
Since this one went well, she also made one for a friend’s birthday.
There’s also another one, cut out and waiting, that she told me not to sew even if I have time because she wants to do it herself.
What really drove home the fact that she is actually enjoying this happened yesterday. I just drew up a pattern for a lined Christmas stocking (that I’ll be sharing with you soon!). She picked it up and said “Wow, this actually looks pretty easy.”
I said “It should be. Do you want to make yours?”
When she replied with an emphatic “Yes!” I knew the sewing bug really had her. That, and she has developed my fabric-cutting face.
Join me in welcoming another fabric-addicted seamstress to the fold.