Maia said she wanted to make a pillow for Daphne for Christmas. A round pillow. She selected the fabric she wanted to use and decorated it with our Pentel fabric crayons.
These fabric crayons look and feel like oil pastels. You draw with them directly on the fabric, then iron to set. They work well. And unlike other fabric crayons we've used in the past, you can use them on 100% cotton.
Maia helped me sew the pillow. Basically she sat in my lap and helped guide the fabric as I sewed it on the machine. This was a first for us.
Just curious, for those of you who are teaching your kids to sew on a machine, when do you start? I know I was older (3rd grade) when I began on a sewing machine.
Afterward, Maia wanted to wrap her gift all by herself. With plenty of tape.
The pants she's wearing are from the sleeves of one of my cotton sweaters. I made them pretty much like this. She loves them. But then she pretty much loves anything I make her. She still says, "Wow! Thank you, Mama." Gives me the warm fuzzies.
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