June 29, 2010

Little Girls sewing time!

Today my two darling little girls
Miss K (3 years old) and Miss J (4 years old)
had there first sewing lesson on Mummy's big machine.

They were told how the needle can
sew right through the finger if it is to close.
So we learnt that you keep your little fingers
out of the way of the needle.

With Mummy's help they made their first little project
a little pillow ( for Barbie),
they chose the fabric they wanted to use.
Then they stuffed them with fiber fill all by themselves.
Then Mummy sewed the seam closed
with them sitting on my knee of course...LOL.

Once they were finished they were so happy to
go and play and put Barbie to bed...he he
Now Mummy can have her machine back to finish something.
For now anyway, as I am sure the sewing 'Bug'
has bitten them and they will ask to use it again soon.
I don't mind at all, but we will need that extra machine
that I have bought for Christmas I am sure.
Do you have little people in your life that you can
help them to get the 'Bug'.....
I remember the lady that helped me get bitten!...LOL

Happy sewing.

Sweet Cinnamon-y Hugs
Dawn x x x


By Hoki Quilts said...

45 years later I still remember the teacher that gave me the bug. Mrs Beaton made us work with felt using a stab stitch to create soft toys, we then had to stuff the toys with cut up stockings and learn to stuff them smoothly. To this day I still use many of the skills that tough old lady taught me. Sadley I never got to tell her what an influence she had on my life. Maybe this could be an acknowledgment.

Saskia said...

How wonderful! My mommy learned me how to knit and crochet, the sewing not so much. Now I am learning my Oldest girl and youngest boy how to crochet, they really love it!

It is so nice to teach your kids these things.

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Dawn said...

I am sure there are many of those tough old sewing teachers that should get credit for us all getting the bug and inspiring us on...
And loving Mum's, Aunts and Grandmothers that deserve the thanks too.
Glad they did inspire you to be bitten and create.
Hugs Dawn x x

Kirrily said...

Hi Dawn,

You have reminded me of my childhood...I still have many of the Barbie pillows that I made in my early days of sewing - my girls now use them with their dolls and dolls' house! I also have sat at the machine sewing something with either of my two girls on my lap. I caught the bug as a young girl - from my mum - but it went on holidays for a long time...until I became a mum myself. Now it has returned with plenty to share! Thankyou for sharing this lovely story!

retdairyqueen said...

Neither of my daughters has the sewing bug but my 11 year old grand daughter really enjoys it and I love teaching her

Good on you for nurturing your girls interest

Suzanne said...

That post just makes me so happy, what a darling seeing them sew.

Vicki ♥ said...

AAwww your girls are just the cutest :) They will have to have blankets for thier Barbies next :)hugs Vicki xoxoxox

Maria said...

How cute to see your DD's learning to use the machine. Well done girls. Your we pillows are cute.

I was lucky to have my Mum teach me to sew, then I taught my DD2 (DD1 is not interested)and now my DG2 loves to sew too. As does her brother.It is so nice to keep the sewing bug going.

Graciela said...

Congratulations for the kids and kisses for you from Argentina

Sherry said...

Start them early! My sister-in-law's two grand daughters visit her quite frequently. One trip they came here and made pajamas for the
American Girl dolls. The 7-year old stayed interested longer than the 9-year old. They pick fabric and lace from my stash. And, yes, made pillows for the dolls too. So much fun!

Terry said...

How sweet those two look! My Emily does some hand sewing now (and she's an avid stitcher too) but hasn't really used my machine much. She does have her own stash now thought! LOL Brian has used my machine several times. I keep telling them when I get a nicer one (someday) they can share my old one! :0)

Soggibottom said...

Great idea.
My daughter never wanted to learn or go any where near a needle. But then I never go near her paints and brushes. X X X

Allie said...

Oh Dawn how SWEET!!!! When I was working at the sewing machine shop, we'd get little girls like that in for sewing lessons, it was so exciting to see them working so hard. Your girls did a lovely job, and good for you on getting them going! I tried to get my boys interested, even if only to learn how to hem their own pants, but no go.

Cyndi said...

Dawn, your two daughters are so precious and it is so sweet to see them at the sewing machine! I wish that I had been taught to sew at their age! What a fun day the three of you must have had - with lovely pillows for Barbie, to boot!



angelasweby said...

Oh Dawn, what a lovely treat for you AND the girls. Their first lesson. I hope those little Barbi's pillows get put somewhere safe when they are tired of. Then you can bring them out when you are teaching your grandchildren...haha! This is where the patchwork of all our stitching experiences begin.
Thinking of you all and especially my two little FF's
Hugs Angela xx

Wendyb said...

Oh Dawn, your girls are so sweet! I've starting teaching the kids at school to stitch on their plate bags for camp.....stitch fever has begun so i decided to begin a sewing club two lunchtimes a week. I've had an old sewing machine donated and lots of fabrics...we'll begin after camp in about three weeks....can't wait!!! XXX sugary hugs Wendy :O)

darcey said...

Precious. Simply, purely precious.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Dawn! OK ... this must be a universal sewing mother's trick, cos when I was about three and Mum wanted to sew, she's hand me two pieces of fabric and a big threaded needle and tell me to stitch around the edge to make a pin cushion!! I always suspected it was just a ploy to keep me out of her hair while she sewed, but now she has noone to blame but herself that I'm addicted to fabric and sewing! :0) Here's to another generation of stitchers! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Chris H said...

Awww how cute.

Cubby House Crafts said...

Well Done to your little girls! I had a crafty weekend with my miss 8a few weekends back...I loved it just as much as she did!
Lisa ʚϊɞ

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Dawn! I think you should pop across to my blog to read about the OPAM winners for June! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

TOO CUTE!! Looks like they had so much fun! Hope mom is having fun getting back to the machine too (smile)!

Jude said...

Dawn the girls look very happy with their Barbie cushions so next project has to be a barbie quilt.

Renny's little things said...

We have so many of these sort of pillows. I make her make them bigger now so it takes longer for Rhiannon to stuff it. That gives me more time to do what i'm doing!!!!
They are very cute!!!
Take care Geniene, Renny and Isaac

Sew Useful Designs said...

Awww sweetie, you're such a lovely mum! Your sweet girls are going to have some lovely memories... as well as their lovely Barbie pillows! Bless em'!!

Love and hugs!!! Vikki xoxo :-)

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Jenny of Elefantz said...

Like mumma like daughters!! You have designer proteges in the making! Gorgeous! :-)

Terri said...

Well they sure are two lil' cuties!!!
I remember peeking over my moms shoulder when she sewed. I'd used her scaps to make Barbie clothes.
Keep it up with them!
hugs, Terri

Isabel said...

They are lovely, I can not imagine my little children sewing, they would throw it away each other hahhaha, I am sure.
Good job little ladies.