Yesterday Charlie and I worked on another sewing project - this Hobo Sack from MADE. So cute! And so easy, too! A perfect project to work on with an almost-four-year-old.
I love this fabric. It is just right for the bag's purpose - to hold some of Charlie's many, many Matchbox cars.
Charlie was really into using the sewing machine this time, even more so than when he made his own toolbelt.
He used the correct names for many parts of the machine while operating them: foot pedal, presser foot, and needle. He also mastered using the forward stitch and backstitch buttons, and every time he'd move the needle he'd say, "Needle UP!" or "Needle DOWN!" I wished I had been able to video it, but I had to be sure he didn't sew his finger off.
We used some leather cording I had leftover from another project for the drawstrings, but they didn't work very well. I think they rubbed together too much, which made the sack hard to open and close. Plus they started to fray and looked kind of ugly after a while.
So, while Charlie was at swim lessons in the evening, I fashioned some new drawstrings. When he returned home, he immediately tried them out.
And he was quite pleased! (And so was I - they look much cuter than the cording).
I was so excited about this project that I made another sack after the boys went to bed - this one is for Marcus. Charlie was quite irked that Marcus kept swiping his newly made bag yesterday, so I thought Marcus should have his very own.
He was pretty happy with his, too!
I am searching for some easy sewing projects to do with Charlie. Sometimes Marcus naps for 3 hours (I know, I'm so lucky that they sleep so well - and it is total luck), and it is difficult to keep Charlie quiet in our small house so that Marcus can have all of the beauty sleep he needs. So, projects like this come in really handy. If you have a project to share with me, please leave me a comment with a link. Thanks!
And, even if you don't have a project to share, please leave me a comment. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy - or better yet, become a follower. That would make me smile a super huge smile. :)