Oh how I love being a grandmother. When my daughter asked what name I wanted to be known as, Nan, Nanny, Grandma, I wanted none of these. I wanted to be a plain old Granny. Everyone teased me and said it was old fashioned but nothing gives me more of a thrill than hearing my beautiful grandchildren calling me “Granny”.
What does being a grandmother mean to me? It means unconditional love. Yes I gave and receive unconditional love to both of my amazing children. But grandchildren, they came from my child and indirectly from me. Possibly only a fellow grandmother would understand. It also means endless sewing of course. My granddaughter loves dresses, in fact I have now made her so many my daughter has banned me from making any more. She is 4 and has dresses in a suitcase to fit her until she is age 7. So, my granddaughter and I made a cunning plan. I now make decorated cardigans, bags, teddies, dolls, and repairs, every time she sees me she has something that needs mending.
Not forgetting my grandson, who very rarely had anything made until the other day when he asked me why I didn’t make anything for him. I realised I had only made him a personalised cushion and a top decorated with cars. Since then I have made him a top decorated with a motorbike and I am still finishing off a quilt that I started when he was born.
I have spoken to many grandmothers during my teaching time and realise that lots of grandmothers and mothers now want to sew things for the children. It is for this reason I am starting to teach sewing clothes for children. The first class is to make a skirt for a child aged 3 to 7. It is an easy to make A line skirt with an elasticated back. During the course I will also show you how to decorate clothing using the applique method. My granddaughter loves her outfits to match. All fabric and the top are included in the price of this 3 hour course. If you can use a sewing machine you are ready to attend this course.
Childrens Clothes Course : A line skirt and appliqued top Wednesday 26th April 2017
A great course for learning how to make children’s clothes. On this course you will make an A line skirt for a child aged 3 to 7 and decorate a top with applique. A lovely summer outfit for your little girl. You will learn:
How to cut out a pattern
How to sew a channel for elastic insertion
How to sew a neat hem
How to sew applique
You will leave with the skirt you have made and the top you have decorated. You will also keep the pattern so that you can use it to make more skirts and decorate more tops.
All equipment and materials included as well as the top to decorate.
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