Andria and I had a blast making the My Very Own Skirt from Sewing School with 11 girls at Sew Memphis. While we followed the same pattern, each skirt is as unique as the kid who made it.
We spent a bit of time talking about machine sewing basics. I love how Andria describes using the zig-zag stitch to "eating Cheetos for breakfast."
The girls paired up to help each other trace patterns. Some created a "human pin" by sitting on the pattern while a friend traced around it onto fabric!
Careful concentration at the machine. For time and ease, we decided to skip the traditonal hem and go for a fray hem. To do this, sew a zig-zag stitch around the bottom of the skirt and the fabric will fray up to the sewn line. It looks better once washed.
Our next sewing workshop for kids is slated for Oct. 20 - Disguise Yourself at Sew Memphis. Kids ages 5 and up can make one of a kind disguises just in time for Halloween.