I did something crafty last week. Woohoo. Last week I helped Harper's Brownie troop with a sewing project. They are working on their Stitch It Patch, so I came up with the idea to have the girls sew a simple bag on the sewing machine. The bag then could be used to hold sewing supplies. At the end of the meeting each girl would leave with a sewing kit.
I was a little nervous about teaching them to sew on the sewing machine, but they all did great. I cut all the fabric and twill tape ahead of time to make it easier.
I just used supplies I already had at home, except for the scissors. I also brought my sizzix and a bunch of felt so that they could cut out shapes to make flowers. They loved cutting all the felt pieces. It also put a good dent in my felt stash, which was nice.
All the little items fit perfectly in this little altoid tin.
My mom had a stash of them and she was nice enough to donate them for the project.
I let them pick some buttons and pins from my stash along with some needles and safety pins.
Everything fit neatly into their bag. I think the girls enjoyed the project. It did get a little chaotic, but overall I would call it a success.
One of the little girls used the felt to make a flower and sewed it to the front of the bag. It was very sweet. Hopefully some of them will be inspired to create some more wonderful things.