Sunday, August 10, 2008

Up north sewing extravanganza

While up north at our cottage I had 4 teen or pre-teen girls visiting who all wanted to "sew something". My two sisters were also there, so we had plenty of coaches. I used my standard grocery bag pattern, made it a bit narrower and and instructed them in making a lined bag. They were all quick learners and very handy. I also had this tutorial printed out and a selection of zippers. I had my polka dot stash on hand and my sister brought a collection of cottons as well. Between the four girls they made 10 bags. At one point I noticed a lot of pins flying around, so I showed them how to make simple pin cushions. What fun we had! The girls really enjoyed making the tote bags, they made ones for themselves, for other family members and for friends.
I have heard that there was a trip to Joann fabric after getting home, more fabric purchased and more bags made!


  1. We had such a nice time at Squaw Lake. Denise is such a good teacher,After the first sewing lesson in 2007 Miranda Audrey could not wait to sew with aunt Denise.All the girls had such a "neat" time.WOW Aunt Denise got quite a work out!

  2. WOW after the 3rd time it worked!I have been trying to leave a Comment for my little Sis.We can't thank you enough for the sewing lessons and the fun filled week end with you and David.Love being with you....Now why the lower case b???Bonnie

  3. Thank you agin for another wonderful summer get away and sewing lesson. We all sure had fun and Mackenzie was very happy that you could finish her top. She loves it. Love ya Karen