This is a really fun post for me! Melissa finished her first doll quilt. It started out last year, but it was kind of painful for me. She wasn't too coordinated with the sewing machine and I was doing most of the work. So it was put away for a year. We took it out again this summer and away she went!
She picked out the fabrics herself. She arranged them herself. She sewed the seams together herself. And she quilted the lines by herself (I drew them on with washable marker.) I did the cutting and pressing and we basted it together.
She also hand stitched the binding down herself. This took her hours. She never once complained or wanted to quit. She just kept on going. I'm pretty proud of my girl!
She wanted to take pictures of her quilt. "I know how to take pictures myself, Mom. I can do it!"
Yes, she certainly can. There were 13 pictures of her little quilt on my camera. All different angles, the back, closeups. I wonder where she gets that from?!
A question for you mothers out there. When did you start teaching your kids to sew? What types of projects did you start with? I'd like to do one more sewing project with my oldest two kids this summer. What should we make?
After reading some of the comments I thought I should specify that one of my older children is a boy. I'm not sure he'd like to sew a skirt for himself! :-)