I surprised the granddaughter's this week with a new sewing machine. Brother Project Runway Special Edition. It is highly rated by Consumer Reports as a beginning machine and I read some great reviews on the web. I got a great deal at my local Mulqueen's Sewing Center. They were excited when I delivered it to their home.
R-2 (youngest granddaughter) started sewing lessons from Mema (that's me) in December. She made a pillowcase using the burrito method. If you haven't seen this method of constructing a pillowcase, just Google burrito pillowcase.
Her next project was a cat. I found the pattern on Craftsy. R-2 decided she wanted a gray cat which was the first project on the new machine. She decided the pattern needed "arms" and a tail. She drew a pattern and sew "arms" and a tail. It turned out very cute.
R-1 (oldest granddaughter) decided she wanted to join in the fun and made this travel pillow following directions from Crafty Gemini. If you haven't seen the Crafty Gemini videos, you should check them out. She makes sewing fun and the granddaughter's love to watch her videos.
The girls made four of the neck pillows on their last sewing day of Christmas Vacation. They even made Mema one. We had fun picking out fleece at JoAnn's and fleece was 50% off that day!