Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sewing With Toddlers

Since school has started, time to sew has been elusive. We are one of those crazy homeschooling families. My days are consumed with lesson plans, pencil sharpeners, and workbooks. The oldest three get a lot of my attention but the little girls often have to play by themselves. Today I wanted to spend time with them but I was also looking to get something productive done that wasn't school work or household chores. I had managed last week to sew a pair of pants for the twins. (Yes, "a" pair. The second pair is still half finished.) I bought this book on Amazon that I love: Cute Clothes For Kids by Rob Merrett. When the twins were babies, most of their wardrobe came from his other book, Making Baby's Clothes. I highly recommend both.
I was pretty much finished with the pants but I like to put tags in my clothing to remind me of the size since we pass a lot down. The twins helped me make some new tags. It took a little longer, but we had so much fun. I don't think a child is ever too young to start helping.

Such a little goofball!

Here is the finished product.