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OurJuliet
« on: January 21, 2005 08:02:57 PM »

Okay...I know this is THE simplest project in the world, but I'm posting it because it's my daughter's first sewing endeavor...so I thought other moms out there looking for a mother/daughter project might be interested!

We raided my daughter's closet for all those old, outgrown jeans and divided them into two piles:  lighter denims + darker denims.

We made a 4x4" template out of cardboard, and my daughter traced it with my fabric marker...over and over again...all over the jeans.  I cut them out...then we stitched a border around each one (to limit the raveling effect in the wash).

After we washed and dried the squares, we simply checkerboarded the lights to darks...made the front & back panels quilt style...and finally put it all together.

I let my daughter open an old pillow that we recycled  for the stuffing.

In the end, we had a virtually free...rough...comfy pillow for her room that she can proudly say she made herself!

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2005 11:12:34 PM »

How old is she? Amazing how adept kids are. The pillow looks fantastic.
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2005 09:54:21 AM »

Thank you!  She's 5 and LOVES crafts as much as her mom!
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2005 04:11:05 PM »

It's good to start them crafting young. That way they develop a desire to make all of the latest fashions instead of simply demanding them! Wink

Now you'll have to get her some rubber gloves and one of those new bleach pens so that she can make some art on her jeans pillow.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2005 04:45:32 AM »

i love it, it looks just great! and u've got a really tallented daugther (who is also very pretty n has a really lovely warm smile!)
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2005 06:37:08 PM »

Thank you so much; she is really a sweetie!  If anyone has more kid-friendly projects they've tried, I'd love to know about them!
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2005 02:28:59 PM »

That is a cute pillow and to think she is only 5 yrs old.    I'm glad she enjoys crafting.  She did a good job.
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