Friday, January 28, 2011
Designing & sewing Monster Dolls.
I love doing sewing projects with the kids, though it's intense for Amy and I. Everyone needs help to pin the pattern, to thread the needle, to learn to sew, to re-thread the needle, to untie a knot, to re-thread the needle...The kids did great.
Last week, they designed their monster dolls, by drawing, cutting out and painting on paper.
This week, they redrew the pattern on paper, selected fabric, pinned the pattern and cut out the fabric.
They could sew on embellishments of fabric of buttons, or glue googley eyes.
Then, with right sides together, they sewed the edge of the dolls. We'll complete them next week by finishing the sewing, and stuffing them.
hmm, how'd these googley eyes get here?
fabric selection. We have buckets of fabric for the kids to choose from.