Tali came for a sleepover last night. Here she is eating tomato soup for breakfast! while watching the cartoons on Austar.
After last weeks sewing session she was very keen to get back on the sewing machine. She wanted to play with the decorative stitches again so I suggested she make a little pillow and use one of the stitches to decorate it. Don't you love the glasses - magnifying ones from Spotlight! I thought she looked like Saffy from Absolutely Fabulous - one of her brothers thought Ugly Betty! Sibling love.
She picked out some fabric for the centre then I taught her how to attach some borders using the 1/4 inch foot. We used iron-on batting ( I love it for cushions and small quilts) and added this next before stitching the decorative stitch.
Then I drew a line with wash away pen as a guide for the decorative stitch. This worked really well - she just kept the slit in the foot on the line, stopping at each corner to turn the fabric.
Then it was just a matter of sewing the front and back together, turning it and filling with stuffing. With my guidance, Tali did everything except sewing up the stuffing hole herself - even the pressing and rotary cutting.
Here she is looking very proud of her creation.
Great job, Tali.