Friday, March 25, 2011

Sewing with Girl Scouts

Friday, March 25, 2011
On Tuesday I taught a bunch of brownie scouts how to make pillowcases.  This counts as one part of helping them on their way to earning sewing badges.  Back in the day I was a girl scout so this was lots of fun for me!  Thank you to Robert Kaufman fabrics for donating Girl Scout fabric for us to use.

We used the Roll It Up free pattern from American Patchwork & Quilting
 {I cut all of the fabric ahead of time}

Teamwork!

Peek a boo

Done!

We tried to get a good group shot...

but it wasn't easy!


Here I am with the group.



© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

38 comments:

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Looks like a lot of fun with a bunch of happy girls!

Great job sewing, girls!!

Becky
:)

RenegadeQuilter said...

You are a brave person to do that. Hats off to you!!!

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

How fun..and the girls look as if they really enjoyed the process!

The Tulip Patch said...

Awesome! My son is a tiger scout and it will be shameful if I do not help with the sewing badge. He's done a pillowcase and he made his first quilt this week but apparently that is not good enough. They want the menfolk to learn how to put a button on. I guess they feel that is a better skill for men to have? A button ain't gonna keep you warm at night or make your pillow cute, though!

mascanlon said...

Looks like you all had a lot of fun! And thats my favorite way to make pillowcases too.

DianeY said...

Good for you, Julie. I did a sewing badge with my daughter's girl scout troop many many moons ago. I always wonder if any of those girls still sew!

Conni said...

How fun! I hope they thanked you with some of those yummy GS cookies!!

Ruth said...

What a cool thing to do!! They all look very satisfied with their accomplishments!

LynCC said...

Oh my gosh, they're so cute. :D That must have pure fun!

Sinta Renee said...

That is a wonderful thing! You must have had a blast with those girls! Just look at those sweet faces- they are so happy with what they made!

Lexilooo said...

how fun!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Ahh - that's awesome Julie! That is some of the cutest fabric! Jenn

Grace said...

Adorable :) I see some future quilters in that group!

Amanda Murphy said...

Both the pillowcases and their makers are adorable - great job, Julie!

rachel griffith said...

awesomesauce.

Manda said...

Looks like good fun!

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

Love all the Scoutiness there!

Sandy said...

Love the fabrics....that pattern is the best...my granddaughter made one before I did!

Patty said...

Great job looks like it was great fun.

Stormy Days said...

Wow, that's wonderful. You may have started at least one of those girls on the path to sewing.

Bobbie said...

So happy to see young people learning to sew. I hope they will want to move on to quilting next!!!!

angela said...

That is so fun!!

Jennifer O. said...

How awesome! I was thinking of doing something simular with my daughter's troop. I mean teaching the basics and letting them behind a machine. It would be so cool. But I have not asked yet! lol!I am glad that you got a chance to open a door for those girls. Who knows you might have gotten a few avid sewers out of there.

Vicky said...

I don't see you! All I see are a bunch of adorable young ladies - except one is taller than the rest!

Good for you for helping the Girl Scouts with their badges! You get a gold star badge for that!!

Kim said...

Good for you......now get them quilting too :0) I'm always so happy to see young girls enjoying a sewing machine project.

Happy sewing

Cyn said...

As a former Girl Scout Troop leader and a still active volunteer, I want to thank you. I would have loved your help with one of my troops!

If you want a group of girls to take a good picture take the silly picture first. Have them all act really goofy and take the shot. Then tell them it's time for the real picture and 9 times out of 10 they will pose beautifully for you because they already had a chance to be silly.

Always worked. :-)

Cynthia

bethanndodd said...

So cool! I was a girl scout too :) You created some fun memories for those girls today and I bet they will always hold on to those pillowcases!
Hope you have a funfilled weekend!

Amelia said...

So cool! Looks like they all had fun :)

harleywife57 said...

NICE JULIE ! they all seemed to like it also ; and you look happy also !

Jamie Kalvestran said...

Oh My Gosh. How great is this! Well done Julie!

rubyslipperz said...

How wonderful is that!? You are contributing to the future Quilters ASSOCIATION!!

hugZ,
annie

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April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Go Girl Scouts, go! :)

Mrs. Darling said...

That is so sweet of you!!! Yay for spreading the love of creating. Those little girls all look really proud of themselves!

VickiT said...

Awwwwww how adorable are they! I bet you had a blast teaching them. I bet you were tired running around the room helping them when you were done but gosh, they all probably has so much fun too. I'm sure it was well worth all the work. They're like little sponges at that age.

Diane said...

We did this with a group of girls at church, Fun!

Dionne said...

How fun! I too have done the sewing badge for girl scouts. I did a drawstring bag, but I think pillowcases is a much better project. The girls don't use drawstring bags much. Nice!
Cheers,
Dionne

iris said...

This looked like a lot of fun! I would've loved something like this as a kid.