First time for everything

Today, Anabel used the sewing machine for the first time.

Threadbanger had a new video up about making a wallet out of craft felt. Since Anabel is at the age where she really does need a wallet, we both thought we’d give it a try.

She decided she wanted a panda on the front. So she drew and cut out the parts herself, and I appliqued them to the wallet front. Then we started with sewing the inside, complete with card pockets, together. By the end of the project she was pinning and sewing everything together herself.

The stitches are a little wonky and uneven. But she was able to do it with pretty minimal help from me.