I am very excited to be teaching a couple of kids’ classes at The Village Haberdashery in the next couple of weeks, one of which is an introduction to machine sewing for ages 10 and up. We will be making a pillowcase (using this brilliant tutorial) – a nice gender-neutral project that includes the excitement of choosing fabric, as well as the more practical aspects like using a (very basic) pattern.
Luckily I have my very own 10-year-old to practice on who was more than delighted to be given actual time on my machine and real fabric to play with. Of course, now she wants to make a million other things. I can’t imagine where she gets that from.
The finished article had to be tested immediately, although pretending to be asleep induced a huge fit of the giggles. She has very proudly taken the pillow off on a sleepover tonight so with a bit of luck she can recruit me some more students.