Every once in a while, I get to teach someone something about sewing...it's a real treat for me!
Today was such a day. My friend Buffi found an Advent calendar that she thought was way cute...small trees w/24 treat bags tied on...and she decided she wanted to make them and start an Advent tradition in her family. So she purchased some fabric, borrowed her mother's sewing machine and came over so I could help her get started.
The bags weren't hard to figure out, and it is a fabulous project for a first time seamstress...straight seams, zig-zagged edges, simple turned down hem, and no fitting. She has three kids, so we cut 24 bags for each of them, then we walked through the construction on a bag so she could see how to do it.
It wasn't difficult, and she had a nice little bag.
I predict by the time she makes all 72 of these, she'll be quite comfortable running things through the machine!