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Holiday projects with the grandchildren – #2

The grandchildren think Nanna’s new sewing machine (780) is ‘awesome’ and couldn’t wait to be able to try it out.  I had to think of something simple and easy for Euan so chose a draw-string bag.  We found some super fabric with tractors on it.  I needn’t have worried as he coped really well.  Isn’t he a study in concentration – and then the proudest owner of his bag?!





For Caitlyn I thought she would be able to handle something a bit more challenging – which she did with flying colours.  She coped with everything I set her to do including adding a pocket.  The fabric has horses on and the pocket is a framed bunch of rosettes – of course!  Another happy bunny.



These simple bags are prefect for budding sewers.  Straight stitch and stitch #4 to secure the edges of the seam allowances.  They loved the automated foot-raise button and the scissors button!  Caitlyn even got to do some reverse stitching with the reverse button.  The whole computerised aspect of the machine didn’t faze them at all.


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  • roscro EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

    Fantastic way to get children sewing and gain a sense of achievement. Well done on getting the next generation started on the joys of creation through stitch. They’ll both want their own machines now!

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