Saturday, May 14, 2011

My fantastic student!

My friends daughter is being home schooled and I'm her sewing teacher. She'd never touched a sewing machine when we started this fall and I just had to brag a little about her because she's such a fantastic student! We have so much fun during our lessons and she's quick to learn and to my big delight equally picky about stuff as as I am.

Our latest assignment was embroidery (her initials) and then preferably incorporating the embroidery in something sewn. So we made a fabric case for her pencils and pens for school. We wanted to shine a little so she made it sort of triangular with lining, zipper and everything, really impressive work!

Embroidering for her first time ever, cross stitches in the shape of her initials, her stitches are so neat!

Since she's attending my "classes", we're cutting the fabric when possible, not clipping with scissors =) Also, since she like me is a night owl, this particular class was taking place about two at night, hence the dark pictures.

Adding the embroidery to the front of the case, I just love how she choose a green text on the grey main fabric and coordinated the lining fabric with the embroidery.

And the result, one super luxurious pencil case!

She's just the best student!  Next up in our classes are knitting and soft toy from stretch fabric, we'll be making a sock monkey, stay tuned =)


  1. Åh, vilken fantastiskt duktig elev, du har! Hälsa henne det så gott! Jättesnygg pennfodral har hon gjort, tycker jag! Har letat efter mönsterna på djuren men hitills kammat noll så jag får nog dyka in i mina gömmor igen och göra en ny kontroll. Hur går det med maskinen, har du fått någon kontakt ännu?

  2. Tack! Hon är så duktig och vi har så kul! =)
    Ingen fara med djuren mor, vi ska göra en Sock Monkey nu i alla fall =)

  3. What lovely work! You must be a great teacher and she must be a talented student too! Clever idea to used the cross-stitch as part of the bag!


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