Last Friday was our Sewing for the Home Class. These girls learned how to make slipcovers for throw pillows, fabric linings for baskets and pillowcases with French seams.
There is nothing like a good attitude from a student to make the day go smoothly!!!
These sisters are already pretty good with a sewing machine!
Hannah, proud of her pillowcase!
This is my pillowcase I made in class. Pillowcases are great beginner projects because they help teach the importance of pinning evenly and sewing a straight line. This pattern also teaches how to add trim (in pink) and to make French seams, which is easy once you learn how to do it and it makes your work look very professional!
Here is a great online tutorial to make this pillowcase. Buy some cheap sheets or pick some up at a yard sale or thrift store to practice on.
Tutorials for fabric lined baskets: HERE and HERE.
Titus 2:3 says that we are to be
"...teachers of good things...".
We believe that part of these good things are practical skills that we all need in every day life to care for our family and neighbors.
One of our primary responsibilities as parents is equip our children with the skills and tools to one day be productive, well rounded adults. Children need to be exposed to many different areas of work. Not only should they know how to work, but they should want to work.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us;
establish the work of our hands for us-
yes, establish the work of our hands.