Shopping at Hobby Lobby is dangerous. They have way too many cute things. We were shopping for something and ran across a panel kit to make these cute hobo bags, and they were clearanced down to $5. I thought, "Hey, this will be a fun thing to do with Kendra!" and she wanted to do it, too. Never mind the idea of redeeming myself from a less-than-stellar mom moment. You see, a while back Kendra had a church activity in which they were having the girls sew little quilt squares and put them together into quilts. I have a machine, so I offered to bring it and help out. Let's just say my patience wasn't my strong point that night when Kendra repeatedly didn't sew straight. Sigh.
So onto the HOBO BAG! First, I taught Kendra how to iron the fabric. She'd never ironed before, and there are still many ironing lessons to come but this flat fabric was a good place to start.
Then the sewing part---Kendra did the straight line work and I did the curves and harder piecing together stuff.
And, of course, every novice (and even expert!) has to pick out stitches sometimes!
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