I happily mentioned at the last NOTYQ Guild meeting that we should have a "bring along a child day - one of your own, at least one you know" hee, hee. The idea was to take advantage of our extra sewing day in March.
This idea has been brewing for a few years, and personally I'd like to take the opportunity of some more time with Ruth and the sewing machine.
The concept is to prepare a project, based on the child's level of skill - and only you would know this.
Image courtesy of Stumbles and Stitches Blog
I personally will be aiming to do the following project with Ruth - while there is a bit of top stitching involved, it is relatively straight forward, and obviously I am there to assist her. It is a reversible roll-up tote bag.
I also think it is achieveable in the day, if cutting out is done before hand.
I'd love feedback on this tutorial that I found on the Internet - Jenny from "Stumbles and Stitches" has some wonderful patterns, and this one caught my eye. Ruth is only 7, but I think it's a good starter, she has done some sewing - a bag made from a tea towel - see an earlier post from when she was 5.
I'm hoping there is enough interest from the group - if not I'm happy to do it with Ruth, in March, anyway.
Are there other patterns you could recommend? Especially if you feel I'm overextending Ruth's abilities with this one - I don't want to turn her off sewing ;-)