March is officially “Craft Month” (though that’s pretty much every month for me!) and I was honored to participate in my own little way by creating a project from Deborah Fisher’s book Sew Fun.
The goal of this book is to give you projects and ideas for sewing with your children. I was intrigued by the topic and thought I’d give it a whirl with my little gal. I like that the book has tips for what the kids can do in the project that seem pretty reasonably age appropriate. I will say that I think the book is geared towards middle school to teen kids for actual sewing. I do a lot of crafts with my 4 year old but sewing with her is not something I’ve tackled. In fact, mama’s sewing room is pretty much off limits because of tools and such. So this was a bit of a gamble with us. 😉 I chose a project from the “wearable” section of the book because my girl is SUCH a dress up girly girl.
Insect Capes….hmmm…four year old princess loving girl…how’s that going to work? Well, I started with some purple felt in a vain attempt to eliminate some pink from our lives. (start laughing…it was a useless endeavor)
I used one of the pattern pieces and traced it on freezer paper. Since my 4 year old is a bit smaller than the model shown I knew I would need to reduce the size of the pattern. I simply folded the pattern to eliminate some of the length but not lose the basic shape of the wing. I had to adjust the lines of the pattern to meet in their new length but that is easy peasy! And before you knew it I had two wings!