Last month I informed YA that she couldn’t go with me to Cub if she didn’t wear a mask. At that point I had been making due with bandanas and hair binders, but that apparently offended her sense of style. She eventually decided that my Hawaiian-designed bandana would be OK.
After we got home from the store she informed me that she was going to MAKE her own mask. When she came into my studio to get the sewing machine, I was a little surprised, since I knew full well that she didn’t know how to use it. As she got the machine onto her desk, I realized exactly how much she didn’t know when she called me to show her how to turn it on. I was expecting to spend the next hour explaining everything to her, but she preferred YouTube to my homeschooling. There were only a couple of times that she needed me to fix the bobbins and then the tension. She used an old t-shirt for the mask material and then scavenged the elastic from a pair of old gym shorts. Here is the result (which she did actually wear once):
But it turns out that she likes knowing how to use the sewing machine. Since then she has repaired a pair of pants and she made a “doughnut” for Nimue so the kitty wouldn’t have to have a stiff plastic cone after the surgery. Although the doughnut looks good, Nimue figured out how to get her head loose in about 15 seconds. Now there is talk about other sewing projects this summer!
Have you ever sewn anything for yourself?