The Year 2 girls were excited to welcome a number of parents and a grandparent to our classroom to begin learning how to make an appliqued cushion on Friday morning. The girls selected a pattern to applique, transferred their pattern onto Vliesofix paper then ironed (with parent assistance and supervision) the paper onto their chosen fabrics. After checking to make sure each piece was in place, they cut their shapes out with careful confidence. Next, the girls spent time peeling the backing paper from their shapes and positioning their fabric pieces carefully onto their cushion fronts, before another iron to affix their pieces in position, and then each girl was ready to sew! Most of the girls had never used a sewing machine before, so they were eager to begin. Our parent helpers were happy to guide each student in their attempts and today, the girls completed their cushions and enjoyed using them in the classroom, before happily taking their finished masterpieces home. Well done to all the girls for trying a new skill, listening carefully to all instructions and acting so responsibly in the classroom with the sewing machines and other equipment.
by Christine Campbell, Year 2 Girls’ Teacher