After spending ages flipping through sewing books for inspiration, I decided on a project: an owl.
I cut out the pieces, and started to hand sew the face, making up my own design.
Once I was done with the detail work, I went to Mum. "Can I borrow your sewing machine, please?" I begged.
"Of course," Mum agreed.
It didn't take me long to run into a problem. How do you wind a bobbin? I spent ages trying to remember what Mum had told me, before admitting defeat and going back to Mum.
"Could I borrow the manual please?" I asked.
Manual in hand, I went back to the sewing machine, determined to get the owl sewn.
Once the bobbin was wound, it didn't take me long to finish my owl. Before I knew it, I was stuffing and sewing up the hole.
"Look!" I showed Mum my owl.
"Well done," Mum said. I beamed.
Can you use a sewing machine? Do you like owls?
, by Sophie