|My youngest sewing his bag|
A while ago I bought an Elna Mini sewing machine to teach sewing to women. But yesterday when my sewing machine broke right in the middle of a sewing project, I took the mini out to use. This was the first time that I used it and I was impressed. It sews very nicely. Since it's a basic beginner's model, it runs slowly so that it's easily controlled. So I thought to myself, 'This will be excellent for my boys to use.'
So today, I got my boys to sew a bag since bags are the easiest things to sew. All you need are 2 rectangles. Sew along three sides and leave one side open for the bag opening. Then hem the opening. After this, you need a long thin rectangle piece for the strap. My boys wanted to carry the bag across their shoulders so they sewed one long strap. But if your boys want to carry their bags over one shoulder or hold it in their hands then sew 2 shorter straps.
OK, so their stitches were crooked but not bad for a first time on the sewing machine!