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i've been teaching mod*tot how to sew. she draws dolly dress designs, then picks out fabrics from my colorful fabric stash + we cut the fabric together with scissors (normally, i use a rotary cutter, but it's too sharp to practice with). then we pin the pieces together + i show her all the settings + parts of the sewing machine + we sew the dresses + try them on the dollies. it was also fun to show her little tricks for handsewing, like threading a needle + making a knot. they're things i do automatically + seem simple, but take a lot of dexterity + look like magic tricks to her.
by ~mod*mom~ at 23.7.07 Â©
I wish I learned to sew as a child.
I taught my daughter to sew when she was young, and now we have so much fun sewing together.
oh my goodness, what a wonderful mom you are! this is just too sweet, i'll have to remember this when my daughter is a little older. and i'll have to start practicing myself.
Handmade doll dresses are better than store bought and skills she'll use.
Wow, that was wonderful. I'm sure you enjoyed the time teaching her. =) I went backwards, I didn't learn to use the sewing machine til I was 13. My mum started me on handsewing and crocheting when I was a little tot and I was occupied with that I never thought to ask how to use a sewing machine. Starting at your daughter's age is a great idea! Do post photos of her creations sooon. =)
I wish my mother had taught me how to sew. I'm self taught and not very good!
that is such a sweet thing, i wish i had a little girl, i have a little boy, i doubt he'd be interested, especially because im not such the seamstress myself. he prefers hitting things.
we're going to make her a figure skating dress next (well actually 1st we'll test the pattern on some spandex for a bathing suit with attached skirt). mod*tot's taking figure skating lessons this summer. it's great for me too. i used to skate a lot. i mean a LOT. she'll start speedskating soon too.
My granny taught me how to sew a little but I wish I knew more! It is such a useful, creative and fulfilling skill.