We’re fortunate in our town to have sewing/cooking/shop classes in the middle school. They start out with woodshop, then move on to cooking, then sewing at the end of the year. In school, DS the Younger has been learning to make a fleece hat. Earlier this week he came home and asked if I could teach him sewing. Well, who am I to say no to that, right? So to start off, we decided to make a pillowcase. I figured that was a good way to get him used to my Pfaff. So we got some blue cotton and went to town. I showed him how to measure and cut the fabric using the rotary cutter and a ruler. We hemmed the top of the case first, then sewed the seams. He took to it like a duck to water – of course! Here are some pictures of him working on it:
Pinning the hem
And, here he is with the finished product.
He did all the work. I did the pressing for him, since he’s a little nervous about using my gravity feed iron, and I don’t entirely blame him. But other than that, he did the rest of it. I’m so proud of him! My little swatch off the old fabric bolt. He said he’d like to make pajama bottoms next, so that will be our next project.