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7.23.2007

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 ©

9 Comments:

I wish I learned to sew as a child.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/23/2007 12:27 PM  

I taught my daughter to sew when she was young, and now we have so much fun sewing together.

By Blogger Ruth, at 7/23/2007 5:15 PM  

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.

By Blogger lisa h., at 7/23/2007 8:12 PM  

Handmade doll dresses are better than store bought and skills she'll use.

By Anonymous Pappi, at 7/23/2007 8:33 PM  

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. =)

By Anonymous Gloria, at 7/23/2007 9:43 PM  

I wish my mother had taught me how to sew. I'm self taught and not very good!

By Blogger jglitter, at 7/24/2007 8:30 AM  

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.

By Anonymous Karen Rangel, at 7/25/2007 6:47 PM  

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.

By Blogger modmom, at 7/26/2007 11:07 AM  

My granny taught me how to sew a little but I wish I knew more! It is such a useful, creative and fulfilling skill.

Thanks for sharing this with us!

By Blogger Mama Luxe, at 7/31/2007 6:31 AM  

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