I would like to introduce you to my Young Quilter in Training!
She is the daughter of a good friend of mine. She is only 12 years old and full of enthusiasm and excitement about sewing!
It all began last year when she came here for a couple of days to learn how to sew. The fist thing I taught her was the English Paper Piecing Method because it was easier for her to do it at home ( my friend, her mom, did not have a sewing machine). She made many things and was so interested that she wanted more. Now she has a sewing machine and she tried by herself at home. She phoned me, “Suzie, may I come to learn and sew with you? I have school holidays and I would love to sew bags!”
Can you resist such calling?!
The passion for sewing, for fabrics, for being creative is a gift, you should not turn your back on it!
She came by train on Wednesday and brought all what she could – her sewing machine also!
With her backpack full of fabrics and a heart full of wishes, we started planning. This time I showed her how to do some simple math, use the rulers and cutter.
She loves bright colors!
Choosing from her little stash, the production began!
She worked very concentrated and paid attention to everything.
Even a zipper was one of her wishes! And she got it right!
The results of three intensive days of sewing:
“Oh, my parents will soon come to pick me up!
One more thing, please!”
And there it is, a little bag in her favorite color!
The last piece before her mom and dad came with cake for a nice talk in the afternoon. They were stunned! “Did the two of you got some sleep?! It is incredible!”
Yes, we slept!
Yes, I did my best to keep up pace with her!
Yes, it was a lovely time!
You have to come again, my dear YQT!
Next day was the bag course so I sorted my things out and packed them.
Needless to say that I forgot “some” important things…a piece of batting – my friend shared hers with me – a bodkin and cotton twine…and the worst of all, I forgot my bag at home….
No money, no phone cell, no camera, no cough drops…
It was raining when my friend came to pick me up, my attention was to get my sewing machine and all the other sewing things dry and safe in her car. I said bye to DH and left. I’m lucky that the shop owner knows me, she said I could pay later!!
Bird brain or my fatigue?!
You tell me!!!
The bag is almost done, the rest is hand sewing.
This is how the zipper was sewn together with the binding:
The sides of the bag are also sewn by hand:
And the handles…We had to make the thick batting fit inside!
It worked! I still have to prepare two more, I’ll show you how in my next post.
Today I need some rest!
Wishing you a lovely and creative week!