Always Work with Children (but never with animals!)


By Judith on July 7, 2012
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Today was my Adult/Child workshop, where 10 children (aged 10 – 15) and 10 adults came together to have a fun day making slouch bags with mums, aunties and grannies!

This is by far the biggest class I have ever taught, but I have to say, it was also the best behaved (!!).

The girls were brilliant, and here’s the proof that they did most of the sewing themselves!

There were 3 different versions of the Slouch bag to choose from. What I love about working with kids is that they are uninhibited and not afraid to take risks and rise to the challenge (probably because they don’t see it as a challenge).  Kids keep things simple, and while there were a few potential perfectionists in the group (don’t worry, I’ll soon knock that out of them!) wonky lines became design features rather than design problems!!

Isn’t it lovely to see all these proud faces!!  It makes my heart sing!  And just look at my own 2 grinning away there in no. 6!  That’s them sorted with a bag for their holidays!!

And not forgetting the 2 adults who were also attending the class.

Beautiful bags ladies!

Well done to everyone today!  You were amazing!

I will soon have the pattern for the 3 versions of this slouch bag in my Etsy shop, just as soon as I can work out how to shrink a ginormous paper template to an A4 size PDF!!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.  Stay dry!