Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Teaching Ellen to Sew
This summer I intended to spend one day each week with Ellen to teach her to sew. It has not happened regularly, but yesterday we did sew together. While I worked on a handbag, Ellen made a pillowcase! This is the second pillowcase that Ellen has sewn, and she did a fabulous job on it.
We used instructions from a 4-H extension office in Utah (link here) that were very detailed and clear--perfect for a young girl learning to sew. The instructions give options for a contrasting border edge and a contrast trim. Ellen chose to do the contrast trim, but not the contrast border. She was happy with her pillowcase and expressed a desire to make more for gifts. I'm going to encourage her all I can--I have a future seamstress in the making! :-)