Grandson Robert, 10 yo, embroidered this fleece poncho on my Brother Dream Machine.
Shops, internet and sewing groups inundate us with beautiful and adorable projects for our girls. Items for the boys appear far less frequently. Yet we want to shower them with the same love that is stitched into items made for our girls.
My friend Judy Day faithfully and thoughtfully includes something for her grandson in packages she sends with garments for her granddaughter. See one example in her Even Steven post.
When our delightful 10 yo grandson Robert spent the night recently, he spent a lot of time cuddled up on the couch, wrapped in a fleece throw. March Madness was well underway, watched intently by Robert and his Granddad.
As Robert trekked into the kitchen for a drink refill, with his blanket dragging the floor and slipping off his shoulders, Sonia Showalter’s poncho came to mind. That’s just what Robert needed!
He agreed it was a great idea and wanted to help. The technology of my Dream Machine fascinates him and he always asks a lot of questions about its capabilities. In my experience, kids love sewing machines. Robert chose a dragon from the built-in designs.
Kennedy is proudly wearing the sundress she made at her grandmother’s (“Mimi” Judy Day) sewing camp.
Mimi’s Sewing Camp at Judy Day’s house has been a whirlwind of activity. Before the arrival of 8 year old Kennedy, Judy prepared a variety of projects. Then they sewed and laughed and had a great time together.
Kennedy, who has sewn with her grandmother before, stitched some fabulous things. This sundress was an ambitious undertaking–and didn’t she do a great job?!? Don’t you love her fabric choices?
See how cute the back is? Continue reading
When Laurel and Robert arrived for a two day visit, my little granddaughter was wearing the ladybug dress I made recently. While she was here, we made a matching “purse.”
This is a nice little sewing project for a child, as the purse foundation can be a ready made handkerchief requiring just 4 lines of straight stitch to be finished. Or it can be more elaborate, like a square with lace edging or bias binding and machine embroidery. Note: I attached the bias binding but Laurel did the remainder of the sewing.
Regardless of your choice, you begin with a finished square. Large squares make large purses, smaller squares make smaller purses. Nothing tricky here. Continue reading