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04-20-2011, 08:17 AM
I have been sewing for years. I have done alterations for people as a part time job, I use to make most of my clothes and I even made our oldest daughter's wedding dress. Now I'm wanting to teach our youngest daughter how to sew. She already knows the basics but I want to find some cute projects for her to make. Does anyone have any ideas?

Susie in MS
04-20-2011, 08:35 AM
Would she be interested in a crayon bag (http://livingmysweetlife.blogspot.com/2010/06/crayon-bag-tutorial.html) (leave off the dog for simplicity) or crayon roll (http://thepleatedpoppy.com/2010/05/crayon-roll-tutorial/)?

There are different sizes of the bags. I have made those for the mini-coloring books and activity books. You can also add more slots for crayons. Or you can just make slots of pens if she is beyond coloring.

Of if she is into dolls, what about a ticker tape quilt (http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=2311).

Susie in MS
04-20-2011, 08:39 AM
Now these will most likely be too complicated, but for the future....if she is into American Girl dolls there are free patters (http://www.agplaythings.com/AG%20Patterns/DollDressPatterns.html) online.

Shannon P
04-20-2011, 02:07 PM
I want to make a drawstring backpack (http://http://www.chicaandjo.com/2009/04/27/make-a-drawstring-backpack/) with dd.

04-20-2011, 02:24 PM
Holiday Pillowcases


04-20-2011, 04:08 PM
Thanks for all of the replies. I'll take a look at them after we get home from church tonight. I also found this one that Abbie is excited about making.

Susie in MS
04-20-2011, 09:41 PM
Oh that is really cute!

She is beyond the age I was thinking. :lol:

Cara in WA
04-20-2011, 10:28 PM
What about an apron? That would come together pretty quickly and I've seen cute patterns for vintage aprons with ruffles. You could make matching ones and demonstrate for her on your apron, and she could sew her own.