Designing projects for students just learning to sew is not without it's challenges. There needs to be just enough challenges so there is an accomplished feeling when the project is complete, but not so many challenges that frustration over runs the sense of accomplishment. Last Wednesday I finished teaching a "Beach Bag Basics" class that I think was a big success! I am so proud of my students! They worked through their challenges, and we managed to keep frustration to a minimum. In the end, everyone had a fabulous, finished bag! (Just don't ask any of them about the knotted handles...I may have been in a bit of trouble over those!) Check out all of their lovely creations and a few of the creative changes they made to the bag!
|These handles are creatively re-purposed curtain ties!|
|Such fun details were added to this bag, there is a small polka-a-dotted ruffle trimming the top of the pocket and a great gingham bow!|