Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Little Sewing…

So, I have been a bad Mommy. My Daughter got this sewing machine over a year ago and I just now let her start learning how to use it. I just wasn’t ready for sewn fingers, and I didn’t feel she really had the skill or patience or attention span for it. She’s now nine, and was ready, in my opinion, to start learning.

Here she is sewing her very first seam:


Here she is almost done with the first half of her project:


…and here she is with the first half of her project, a placemat, done.


She did a great job…seams are a bit wonky, but it IS her first time! On Tuesday we plan to finish up the project…Mom can only take it in small doses (took about an hour for this part).

I have learned one valuable lesson from this. She is using a “Pixie” sewing machine by Singer. It’s worth investing in a “real” sewing machine. Although the Pixie does work, I think it is better suited to paper sewing. I can see that I will be moving her up to my machine before too long.


Cindy Is Crafty said...

Soon you will be sharing a machine! That is exciting. I am well past my first project and still sew wonky! :O)

retdairyqueen said...

Glad you are back and hope you are feeling ok
Lovely to see the girls start sewing at such a young age
Keep it up my friend

Annette said...

She looks soooo happy! I hope she learns to love sewing. And my seams are still wonky now and then!!