Sewing

Handing Down a Gift

September 30, 2015

I don’t even remember how old I was when my mom taught me to sew on a machine. Four? Maybe five? I do remember the first project being this little 9-patch quilt for my dolly. We did yarn ties instead of quilting. I’ll have to see if I can find a picture of it somewhere! That was the beginning of a hobby I would grow to love! Since then, I’ve made clothes (some for myself – still working on that!), quilts, doll clothes – all sorts of things! Because when you have a creative outlet, the sky is the limit! 

If we each taught one other person to sew? What a great thing that would be! Simple Simon & Co. encouraged us this month to teach someone…naturally, my kids, right?

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I’ve recently finished a quilt for the new baby, and I think this has thrown my kids for a loop. All they know is mommy made clothes! Every chance they get, they’ve got their hands on that quilt! So I asked them if they wanted to have a go at some sewing. J has been interested in sewing for quite a while, and at the age of 4 1/2, I figured she could probably handle it. E is only 2 1/2, but he is so gung-ho about everything, I couldn’t pass up a chance to let him try!

I started off by cutting some white squares to match a fun little charm pack I got a while ago. 

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I rigged up the pedal on a diaper box so the kids could reach it, and added a green tape line for making straight stitch lines. 

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Also, this little sliding  bar is handy for sewing with kids! I put it on the slowest setting and it worked great!

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She was so intent on making a straight line, she couldn’t even smile 😉

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That concentration!

Little brother was pretty excited to have a try!

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Honestly, if your kids want to try this, make it happen. It’s SO FUN!!!

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That is PURE JOY. 

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Next thing we’ll practice is ironing….if I can get them on the love train for that, I’m SET!

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I’m so glad I finally sat down and started to pass on this amazing gift…it’s something that I want to keep alive!

Happy Sewing!

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  1. Thank you for sharing. I’m teaching my 4 year old granddaughter to sew. She gets so excited and always wants to learn more.

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