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Topic: Fire Mario Duffel Bag Made By my 5 yr old son  (Read 5634 times)
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« on: March 01, 2006 06:37:50 AM »

Ok, I helped alot, but Lore, did all of the straight stitch seams, even over the the layers of interfacing and batting. This was all his idea. He has seen me make other bags for my nieces and he wanted this bag for his dance class. He wanted Fire Mario, with fire fabric, and two straps that go around the bottom. He only wanted one extra pocket on the opposite side as Mario. So that is what we made. We did the applique ourselves. He traced and cut out all of the fabric. I did the applique stitching (my first time.)  He didn't want it too stiff, he wanted it "squishy," so we didn't interface it too much. But it has a bit of body. Anyway, here it is.

This is Lore holding his bag. He was very proud and told me I had to put it on craftster right away! (Don't pay attention to his hair, he always messes it up before a picture, he thinks it makes him cuter.... it doesn't)

Here's a bit more of a close up. The inside is plain black except the bottom-inside is the flame fabric. His brothers are very jealous. They want one now too, so we'll have to see.

All in all this was a great project to do together, he could pin, sew, press, etc... he did get sick of how much fabric cutting there was, so next time I probably would do that when he wasn't around.

So anyway, I'd love to hear what you all think Grin


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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2006 06:43:35 AM »

Love it!
I have a 7 year old stepson and he LOVES to sew with me too.  Its a great project for this age kids.. and by the way, I LOVE his hair messed up.. very very cute!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2006 06:50:27 AM »

aww thats fabulous!
he should be very proud
hehe my sons hair looks very similar
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2006 06:52:15 AM »

That's so great!  You both did a very nice job.  Now I'm inspired to teach my 6 year old son how to sew.  I'm looking for activities for him since he's grounded from TV and video games for a week.  Smiley  (I think the messy hair is cute, by the way.)

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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2006 07:08:19 AM »

I guess the messy hair is cute, unless you're his mom and you want it down Grin

recycled earth, my sons all love sewing. A nice first project is a simple pillow case for a small square pillow (or a big one.) That's how my older 2 sons started sewing. Also my youngest (this one) loves making hemp jewelry, you can sort of see his latest creation on his neck in one of the pictures. He also loves crochet chains, and yarn dyeing. But all of my boys favorites are shrinky dinks. They make jewelry, key chains, trading coins, (these are just fun designs they like and they cut them out with a big circle paper punch, shrink them, and give them too all of their friends.) Just some ideas for you.

Thanks for all the great comments, my son will be so excited when he gets home from school!

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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2006 07:11:23 AM »

Fantastic bag, the flame material is really cool.

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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2006 07:54:12 AM »

okay, first, lore is ADORABLE, messy hair and all.

second, that bag is TOTALLY COOL!! i am 27 years old and i am really jealous!

third, you are such a great mom for TEACHING YOUR KIDS TO SEW! that must take serious patience. machine sewing is one of my most favorite skills and i am so happy i was taught in school.

fourth, BOYS WHO SEW ARE REALLY COOL!! one of my favorite qualities of my boyfriend is that he knows how to use a sewing machine (without assistance). he alters his own clothes from the thrift store and bargain bins (he is also pretty cheap  Cheesy ).

having fun and handy skills like sewing and crafting are so important to life, i think. i hope to see more projects from your talented kids on craftster sometime....   Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2006 09:27:25 AM »

That bag is awesome! And I think it's so wonderful that your son made so much of it. I think it's so cool that you taught your sons to sew! I can't even do what your five-year-old son did, and I'm 22. Wink Looks fab!

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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2006 09:35:14 AM »

I love it.  I bet you he carries it around everywhere:)

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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2006 10:09:50 AM »

What a great project to do together!  Your sons sound like they rock!  Keep up the great work and creative opportunities for them!  Smiley

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