A Bear, A Boy and Fabric

Noah is 5 and has made a couple of things for his stuffed animals in the past –

On a recent visit he wanted to make another sleeping bag. When he found out he would be visiting overnight he informed his parents that he would need to bring his bear so he could make it large enough. I was surprised he even remembered I had bought fabric for pillowcases a while back.

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Noah was quite concerned when I placed the right sides together for pinning. In his mind the black fabric was covering up the animals and they wouldn’t show. I assured him that he could trust me and when it was all done, the animals wouldn’t be covered up and the black fabric would make the sleeping bag larger.

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Learning to use pins…

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Since this was his third time at the machine, I thought it would be good for him to learn to use the foot pedal (while sitting on my lap).

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Controlling the fabric…

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I love how intent his sister is watching him.

Playing with the speed…

Noah's PillowCase/Bear Bag

He didn’t like going too slow, but quickly discovered too fast was a little scary.

Having fun…

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Finished.
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Did I say he was 5? P1230780 (284x640)_wm

Just waking up…

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While it may seem as though this story is over, it isn’t. A lot happened between the lines that needs to be shared. More the next time….

Enjoy the Journey, Jackie

Thank you to Kathy for taking these pictures while we were sewing!

  • Sandi Colwell

    Great pillow case and beautiful kids!! Noah did an awesome job!

    • Jackie

      Thanks Sandi, it is so much fun to spend time with them.

      Jackie Berdych
      Sew Excited
      Website/Blog: http://www.sewexcitedquilts.com
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  • Glenna Walker

    Enjoy the journey – I just sent my youngest grandchild off to college last week. boo hoo

    • Jackie

      Glenna,

      They grow up so fast don’t they? My I wish I could keep them all small for a little longer.

      Jackie Berdych
      Sew Excited
      Website/Blog: http://www.sewexcitedquilts.com
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  • Diane Rincon

    Go Noah! And grandma! The bear seems most appreciative. 😎