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her first ever sewing project!
Okay so my 9yo stepdaughter has been patiently asking me every. single. weekend. if we can make some little wallets or purses cos her friend at school made some and since I have a sewing machine can we please please make some purses Ra pleeeeeease!

We finally got time over the long weekend with the boys out of the house down on the floor we got and upturned my 5 vintage suitcases stuffed full of scavenged vintage material until we were surrounded by piles of the stuff - possibly my favourite part of the whole project :)

Picking out the material was the lengthy part, once that was done the cutting pinning and sewing only took about 10 minutes per purse...

As I was completely winging it I quickly sewed mine (the one with blue flowers), a kind of textile guinea pig, to make sure that my freestyle pattern would work...

And then it was Aneska's turn - and she did amazingly well for a newbie - with a little help on the curvaceous corners she was away. so proud.

Next time she comes over we're going to make more for her to give to her friends as xmas presents. Saving the planet and some hardearned chang has never been so fun...

Posted by crafty wee savage from Ohope, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand • Published See crafty wee savage's 4 projects »

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crafty wee savage · Ohope, Bay Of Plenty, NZ · 4 projects
Thanks for happy comments! Yes indeed wee Aneska did so well...kinda proud of myself as well seeing as I haven't really sewn since I was about 11...can't wait for the next project Happy
RogueSister · Richmond, England, GB · 11 projects
awh, so sweet! congratulate your stepdaughter! these are amazing! xx
What a great story! She has a lot to be proud of! I don't remember my first sewing experience to be so much fun.
Barmycarmy · Runcorn, England, GB · 8 projects
These are really cute! I think i need to buy a small sewing machine and start making stuff like this Happy

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