What took up the most time was re-threading Emily's machine numerous times, and me rotary cutting the strips of fabric that she sewed together. (I don't want Emily using the rotary cutter until I take the time to show her how to use it properly). After she sewed all her strips, I squared off the piece into a rectangle and showed her how to pivot at the corners as she sewed it into a pillow.
~stuffing the pillow~
And what a cute little pillow it turned out to be! Emily was excited when I told her how much I liked that all her little "squares" were cattywampus--a word she had never heard before. You know how much she loves cats, and any word about cats is right up her alley.
Okay, I really don't mind that my sewing plans were thwarted. We had a good time in my sewing room today listening to Pandora while she sewed scraps of fabric together and I made slow progress on my skirt. In the end, Emily ended up with an adorable little pillow and I got the pockets sewn into my skirt.
And one day this summer I want to take a few days and teach Emily how to sew something more. Perhaps I'll take her to "Mom's Sewing Camp" or something along those lines....any ideas?
my skirt - Simplicity 2226