Another One Bites the Dust

My daughter just discovered she likes to sew.  She’s made a few attempts over the years, but as soon as her project was finished (sometimes before), she would move on.  I don’t really know what changed, but she’s one of us now.

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She made a coffee cup sleeve for her dad a few months ago, but the project that really won her over?  The Ninja Monkey Bag.  She wanted a new one, something more mature than her karate monkeys and Batman versions.  I told her I wasn’t sure if I could squeeze it in between making new items for my Etsy shop and Christmas gifts.  She offered to make it herself, and it turned out beautifully.

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Instead of the fabric flower I usually make and attach to these, we thought this fabric called for a zipper flower.  I visited the fabric store to buy a zipper, but found pre-made flowers that were much less expensive.

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Since this one went well, she also made one for a friend’s birthday.

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There’s also another one, cut out and waiting, that she told me not to sew even if I have time because she wants to do it herself.

What really drove home the fact that she is actually enjoying this happened yesterday.  I just drew up a pattern for a lined Christmas stocking (that I’ll be sharing with you soon!).  She picked it up and said “Wow, this actually looks pretty easy.”

I said “It should be.  Do you want to make yours?”

When she replied with an emphatic “Yes!” I knew the sewing bug really had her.  That, and she has developed my fabric-cutting face.

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Join me in welcoming another fabric-addicted seamstress to the fold.