Allison's "Quick Gift Bag for Little Things" by Speattle
Quick gift bag for little things
My 9 year old niece has been wanting to learn some sewing craft. So, today she came over and with my help, sewed a little tote bag on the sewing machine.
I have an IKEA Sy machine which has been a great little learner machine. She practiced for a while on scrap fabric and then set out to sew the seams for the bag.
For the top stitching portions she decided to try a couple of different decorative stitches. I am impressed by her steady hand and her ability to keep sewing in a straight line. She needs to practice her pedal speed and control (no speed settings on this little machine), but by the end of the sewing session she was doing well on that too.
The fabrics were all things from my stash. She chose the ones she wanted for the outside, the lining and the handles. The bag ended up looking really cute with the shirt she was wearing today.