We started with sewing pillowcases this morning. Actually, we started with basic sewing machine lessons... this was Haley's first time to sew on a machine. We began with sewing on paper, 1/4" seam around the edges. She caught on to this pretty quickly.
Although Katelyn insisted she was an "expert", I quickly discovered that she needed a refresher course because it has been a long time since we sewed. So she also got to sew around folded paper, and she remembered very quickly about how to handle this.
We cut, pressed, folded, and layered the fabrics according to directions. Here is Katelyn pinning layers together, preparing for sewing.
Let the sewing begin! Haley has fun sewing for her first time, and she did a wonderful job!
Katelyn is really "intense" when sewing... very focused (unless the TV is on) and carefully maneuvering around the fabric stack.
I had planned on serging the inside seams so we did not have to mess with French seams. The serger was not my friend today... I started on Haley's but when I got to the thick seam intersections it caused needle flex and a bent needle. Changed needle, same thing again. After wrestling with the thing for about an hour and being very tempted to say not-so-nice-words, I finally decided French seam would be just fine... so that is what we did.
And they are done!!
Other farm activities today... making chocolate chip cookies, helping Grumps give PJ a bath, eating watermelon, Grumps giving them rides on the 4-wheeler.
Tomorrow... church, lunch, going to visit my Mom, and then taking the girls home. What fun they are! This was our last summer blast before school starts.