Preparing for Christmas!
We have been putting our sewing skills to the test by creating stars to go on the hoops in the hall when it is decorated for Christmas. We began by cutting out star templates, then pinning the two pieces of felt together - pins were the first big challenge for many! We reviewed running stitch, as we have previously learned this. Then we learned a new way of sewing, blanket stitch. It took a lot of practise (and patience, perseverence and determination!) but we have all managed to sew our stars together now. The next step was to sew on sequins to decorate the star. This is fiddly work but we are impressed with the final result!