Saturday, 9 June 2012

Ready, Teddy, Sew!

Friday was spent sewing, as I was busy preparing the teddy sweatshirts for the pupils who are leaving at the end of term.

A dog, a panda and a monkey sneaked in too – and one girl wanted her teddy’s shirt made from a white PE tee-shirt.

9 am - I assembled all the gear

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Then I laid out the toys and the sweatshirts

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Then I took the sweatshirts apart – bodies, sleeves and ribbing – and prepared a paper pattern for each toy

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I cut out all the sweatshirts – stopping for other tasks at 11am

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And sewed them up [1pm – 3pm for machining,then 7 -9.30pm for handstitching, whilst watching TV]

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It takes just under an hour per teddy!

5 comments:

  1. They look lovely Angela. Well done x x x

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  2. There's going to be some very happy children walking around your village!
    Jane x

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  3. Above and beyond the call of duty - what a wonderful tradition for the children. You softie, you!
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  4. They're lovely. You are so generous with your time and efforts for others.x

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