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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Taught 10 kiddos and their moms to sew aprons out of men's shirts

I went to the Texas 4-H Center in Brownwood, Texas, to teach a sewing workshop.  The young ladies did very well!  It was a lot of fun.  And earlier in the day, I was able to go to the local thrift shop and I finally found two men's shirts in different fabrics but the same brand and size.  Results:  2 great half-and-half aprons!

Blue shirt, before cutting

Coordinating red shirt, sleeves cut off and back cut away

I will post photos of the finished apron tomorrow - the photos are on my work computer.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sewing fun this summer

While I still have no sewing room set up (but it is a bit more unpacked than 11 months ago), I did do something fun with sewing this summer.  I taught 9 young ladies how to sew - they made a pillowcase, a pincushion, and converted a man's button up shirt into an apron.  They had fun, I had fun, the wonderful volunteer mother who helped had fun!!!

Next year, I am going to limit class size to 4 instead of 6, which really ended up being 7 in one class.  The other class was 2 ladies and that was a lot easier!  2 pupils per adult teacher seems like the best ratio so that they learn to sew in about 6 hours total.  Boy, can they be determined to learn and make something wonderful!