Friday, 2 December 2011

Kids sew stuff...

I am so snowed under at the moment, I am loving that! But I couldn't justify another blog post about a cushion so soon... well, not one that I had made anyway. I thought it would be nice to share the cushions that some of my students made for their 'pre-loved cushion' project. Now this is the students first time on a sewing machine, so it's a little wibbly wobbly at times, and the tension on some of my machines is skewy which doesn't help the overall appearance but I think they have done a great job overall.

Some of them however were just WOW!

This one used to be a baby blanket, and what a great job with the applique...  yes it was all her work!

I loved this one a girl made for her little sister using her favourite t-shirt that didn't fit anymore

So cute from an old pillowcase, was gutted about the tension on this one though!

But it's not always the girls! This boy did a great job, but was a bit scared of the machine so hand sewing a plenty!

I really enjoy teaching this project, its a good chance to teach the kids how to use the machine correctly, understand how patterns work, and develop their skills. It's also great for teaching sustainability which is becoming a massive part of the subject now. Most importantly though, the kids love it and have produced some pretty impressive results!

I forgot to include this little cutie... I just LOVE it!


  1. They are all so FAB - clever kiddies and well done to you too for teaching them an invaluable skill. I still remember my needlework teacher - Mrs Ashworth she used to say "The lazy man's way is the hardest" and she was so right!! I loved sewing when I was a child. FAB! x

  2. Thanks so much! I am very pleased with them all, they were a lovely class! By the way, this comment just entered you into my Christmas Robin Cushion Giveaway too! :D x

  3. Super talented teacher inspires again! Your students should be very proud of themselves. I love the pre-loved theme, it makes me want to sew! Xx

  4. They all look great! I also love the preloved theme. I have a favourite t-shirt that is too small and has a hole in, but can't bear to throw it out as it's not available anymore. This has given me an idea for a cushion rebirth! :D