During the 6 classes, our Circuit class had designed our own sewable circuits for the project. The design I chose was the main character in Winnie the Pooh “Pooh”. The reason I had chose this design was because, for my planning, I had drawn 3 designs. The first design was a dog with a bone. The second design was a heart with an emotional face, and the third design was Pooh. The reason I had chose Pooh from these three designs was it was easier for me to sew because the other two designs had many layers on top of each. Also, this character had looked better than the other two. The reason why I had close sewing a pin was because actually, I don’t really read a lot so that means I don’t need a bookmark for me to use. Also, I thought the bookmark was too big for me if I had to carry it outside. When I saw the Among Us on a pin project, it had tracked my eyes because it was small and really popped up, so that was another reason why I had chose to work on a pin. The proudest part was when I had chosen the color yellow and red. The reason I had chose this part was because it took me some time to chose what color should I sew for the clothes and the skin color. Then, I had chosen the original colors and it had looked better than I had thought.
THESE ARE THE IMAGES FOR MY PROJECT:
Plan. Before sewing. The backside after sewing. Image of the front.
It was my first time working on sewing. While I was learning how to sew, it was hard because it was my first try, and heard from some of the adults that you can poke your finger often. That was a fear for me the first time, but after learning it, it was pretty fun and I had spent a good time learning and practicing this skill. From now, I am gonna tell you the challenge that I had faced. I had chosen to draw the small black pieces like eyebrows, eyes, nose, and mouth. I had found some hard time cutting out the small pieces so I had decided to draw those parts using a black pen, then realized that there were some black pens but it was hard for us to use because it does not really dry well. I had asked the teacher and she said that “not many people had success when they had used those pens, I recommend you to bring a pen if you have one or you can even use the black colored pencil.” That was when the light had lighted up my mind. I had used a black colored pencil and a normal pencil. I had used the pencil first for the plan and realized that it was also hard because the led doesn’t really show up clearly. Then, I had used the colored black pencil on the top and it was also a mess. Although, I had faced these hard problems I didn’t give up and kept using my power to solve this problem. When I went home, I saw a thick black pencil and thought of if this will work. I brought it to school and saw that this pen had worked. I was so happy and proud of myself for trying hard to solve a problem. Another hard part I found was when I was sewing, I had sewn the felts for the Pooh first and then sewn my LED and the battery holder. When I was sewing the LED and the battery holder, I found that because the thread “conductive thread” was thicker than the usual threads it was harder to pass through several layers of felts. My battery holder was placed on the opposite place of Pooh’s head and noticed that if I go through the whole felt and sew, then when I flip over Pooh’s head will be messy with the threads. SO, it took me more time to sew the battery holder with carefulness and prettiness. Some tips for the students next semester are that plan out which parts you are going to sew first and then sew. It will be a time saver and if you do the same steps as I did, then you will find out harder. Also, when you are choosing 1 design from your 3 designs, choose something that has fewer layers and something that looks clean and simple will be the best choice you ever made. The reason I am telling you this is because if you choose a design that has lots of layers and something that is complicated then it would be harder to let the thread pass through the felts and takes tons of time to complete the project. The new thing I want to learn based on this project is that how to sew small pieces of felts into the base felt and also how to sew perfectly around the edges of the felts. For the small pieces, I want to learn this because then I don’t have to draw the pieces and just cut and sew. The sewing perfectly around the edge is because when I look at my final project, I can see that the threads are a bit curvy and not pretty. If I learn how to sew it perfectly, then my project will look better than before.