Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sew Nite With Kassidy...Owl Purse

Last week I brought home this magazine and showed it to my 11 year old daughter Kassidy.
I knew that as soon as she saw the cute little owl purse on the cover that she would want to make one on our next "sew nite"...and that's just what we did!

I had this fabric on my counter that I got at Quilted Works while I was in St. George.
Kass thought it would be perfect for the lining.
I got out my stash of 1 1/2" strips and asked Kassidy to choose 7 different fabrics for the purse front and back using the lining print to match up the colors.

This is what she chose. She did good, don't you think? The brown polka dot is for the beak.



I chose the brown with larger polka dots for the binding and handles.
Kassidy looked at the pattern and laid out the strips in the order that she wanted to sew them.


I cut the lining and batting for her....here she is pinning before she sews....

...what a good little seamstress!




I put the zipper in for her but I asked her to watch me every step of the way...for future reference!


Here's what an owl looks like when he's winking at you!...lol

Ready for binding....

And now Kassidy has a cute little owl purse.
It's just the right size to carry just what she needs ...like... her ipod & earbuds, her library card, a coin purse, a hanky, a few pieces of bubblegum and also some lip gloss of course!
And if you would like to make one for yourself...I highly recommend it! It was fast easy and fun.
The purse was designed by Terry Atkinson and is called "In Cahoots"...thanks Terry for the adorable project!...you helped to make it another fun "sew nite with Kass"!

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20 comments:

Jackie said...

Kass did a great job! How wonderful to be able to sew together.

Becky said...

What a great tutorial! Now you have me thinking that I should make one for my neice. Thanks for sharing with us!

Carol said...

What a fun sewing night with Kassidy...she is quite the seamstress...she'll be doing those zippers any day now. Great job Kass!

joliesjunebugboutique said...

This is so cute! I can't wait to start sewing with my daughter! She is only 3 1/2 so we have a little bit to wait!

Nedra said...

Way to go Kass! We have an employee at QW making the purse also. Such a cute pattern.

Michele said...

What an adorable owl purse! Great job!

terry said...

Kass - your owl purse turned out really cute!

Thimbleanna said...

That's too cute! You two always pick some really fun projects for sew night!

snippetsandyarns said...

What an adorable purse! It's so great that you can share some sewing time with her!

~ Meagan

Needled Mom said...

Sooooo cute!!!!!

Busy As Can Be said...

What a great job you did kassidy. You are becoming quit the piecer...way to go!

PrettyPinkPins said...

How exciting to have time with your daughter like this. What precious memeories you are making and teaching her such useful skills!

Sandy said...

Adorable!! I have that magazine too...maybe I need to ask my 10 yr. old granddaughter if she would like to make one on our sewing day.

Rae Ann said...

Kassidy ~ I adore your purse and love the fabric you chose. Way to go girl!!!

Kayleen@The Johnson Home said...

That is sew darling! Tell Kass to bring it to church and show the class. What a fun project to do together. I love it.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

So so so cute. Think of what skills you're giving Kassidy that can be passed on. This is just such a good pattern and such a good idea. It turned out great.

Highland Monkey's said...

It's never too early to get little ones sewing. I bet she will make some lovely things.

Micki said...

What a cute purse! I ordered that magazine too.
Micki

Vroomans' Quilts said...

WHat a great project to do together. My daughter and I had craft dates and now that she is an adult we have sewing dates. You are grooming our "quilty" future.

Stray Stitches said...

What a cute purse! Kass did a great job with her helpful mom!!

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