Saturday, January 03, 2009

It was time!

Time to sit with my 6 year old and begin teaching her how to sew using a sewing machine.
Learning to Sew

Last year we worked on embroidery and she really liked it. She's embroidered a few animals and some flowers but we've never done anything with her finished pieces. Maybe we can use them to sew a sachet, a pillow or a little purse once her skills on the sewing machine develop past learning to sew straight lines.

My 1st Embroidery! My 1st Embroidery!

I let her use my vintage Singer. It is such a simple machine that sews beautifully and with such ease. It's a fantastic starter machine.
Learning to Sew
Plus, if you look closely at her right knee you can see that you power it with your leg, not your foot. A bonus for a young learner because you don't have to worry about raising the foot control to reach her short legs.

3 comments:

African Kelli said...

Okay, that is so great! What do you bet she becomes some famous designer and these photos are forever framed in her gallery?

Carolyn said...

I LOVE your vintage machine! I wish I'd kept my mom's. :( Definite future crafty girl!

Sharkeysday said...

That's awesome - you're so brave. I haven't even started to teach Missy C yet, although I've let her hand sew a few things.