Thursday, May 8, 2008

The making of bean bags

I got this hair-brained idea that we needed some practical application of the math the children have been learning. What better way than sewing!?! The children decided that they would like to have bean bags in the schoolroom so we dug through my endless supply of fabric and each of them found fabric that suited their fancy. We dove in and the results were amazing as you'll see below. I was very proud of all of their efforts. The older two made theirs from start to finish!

Here's Jedrick showing off his sewing skills on the treadle sewing machine. Go Jedrick!

And BoBeana is becoming quite the expert on the treadle!

Helping little sister iron her seam in preparation for the zipper.

The outer shells are finished exept they are full of kids instead of beans!

After the completion of the inner bags, they were filled with beans and VIOLA!!