Saturday, November 5, 2011

learning to sew

 Today was a proud day.  My daughter had her first sewing lesson and oh how well she did.  I was planning on waiting until she was at least 5, but she's been showing signs that she is ready, so today was the day!  First I cut everything.  (We are making a table topper for her Nonnie's birthday.)  Then I gave her the task of matching up the shapes so they would make a block.  It was like a puzzle to her!

Little sister wanted in on the fun and Jasmine loved that she could help her now that she knew how to do it. 

Almost ready to be sewn!

To a mom who as an avid sewer this is an awesome sight!  I let her operate the presser foot, lifting the lever on the back of the machine up and down. 

With a little help from a foot stool she did all the foot work!  And to my amazement she was able to control the speed quite well.  With me guiding the fabric through and operating the backstitch, we were able to make it through about 2/3 of the topper before she starting getting a little too silly and then wanted me to finish it. 

Trimming the threads was a definite highlight for her too.  Not only was I proud, but she was even more so.  All we kept hearing the rest of the day was I've never sewn before like this, this is fun!  Now I know she'll really enjoy that little sewing machine I already bought for her for Christmas!

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