Wednesday, August 12, 2015

so much sewing

The sound of the sewing machine is a constant in our house. These days, it's not just me! My daughter has FINALLY been bitten by the sewing bug. Foxes, kitties, pouches, bags, backpacks, owls… the list goes on. Every day there are several new projects completed. Above is the teeniest smattering of her prolific-ness. 

I've been teaching her friends to sew for years, while my daughter has reluctantly followed along. Her heart has never been in it,  she just wanted to make her friends happy. She's a good egg. But something happened last week in Stitch*Craft, and that girl may never be the same. She sees the potential in every piece of fabric, sliver of ribbon, awaiting button. Over the years, she's been tucking away mad stitching skills and neither of us even knew it. I'm trying to contain my excitement, in case her new passion is fleeting. But as you can imagine, this mama sewer is quite thrilled! I set up a space in the sunroom with her own machine, and she sits there for hours. She even had to sew her chair a little cushion… or butt pillow, as she calls it. Oh, to be ten again! I'm organizing my thoughts around a blog post on sewing with the 9-12 year olds. I've learned so much! 
Today we are heading to my mother's sewing studio at her barn. Grandma has just arrived and my girl has her first date on the machine that I learned to sew on… with my first sewing teacher. Oh- it's all so good!
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  1. What fun to see your daughter's sewing skills and creativity bloom! She does good work.

  2. I am convinced that sewing is an inherited obsession. My great grandmother was a seamstress and it's just carried on from there. Two of my three grown daughters are stitchers too.

    Enjoy your time with your mom and daughter!

  3. I need some help. And since my Grandmother Jane is no longer alive to walk me through the steps of dressmaking and tailored finishes, I headed to the second hand book store where I found a copy of "Readers Digest Complete Guide to Sewing". best basic sewing machine

  4. Yay! So glad your daughter has finally gotten "the bug"! I know you two will have fun sewing together. It's the best, isn't it?! I am loving those little foxes - will have to show my young sewers!

  5. I have been recently bitten by the sewing bug as well, just like your daughter. Haha. Can you recommend any good sewing machine for beginners under $150?
    Thank you.

  6. Wow so many sweet ideas for my future sewing projects. My 2 daughters will also love a lot of this great ideas. I guess my Janome hd3000 will hve a lot to of work on the weeks to follow :)

  7. I loved the yellow one. i'll make it for my daughter. Sewing Machine for beginners 2017