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The kids have been out of school for 3 days now for bad weather.  I decided it was a good time to teach my 7 year old DGD to sew.  She's been after me for a while.  I wasn't prepared for her to pick it up so quick and enjoy it.  Now I've lost my sewing machine!  She's been asking me since 5:30 this morning when we were going to sew.  Her mom asked her how she sewed such a straight line and she said because she watches Grandma.  I guess she really was paying attention.  We're going to start a pillowcase this afternoon so wish me luck.   

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Comment by LKC on February 2, 2011 at 5:52pm

I have been sewing since I was four, so if she is hooked like I was, it may be a call for good used sewing machine.

 My dad made the foot pedal a knee/thigh operation.  My mom would cut out all the doll clothes and I did the sewing.

 Many girls and boys wished we still had sewing at  HS level. I taked about having a fashion club at one  HS  and it is being tried. Some are working on dressing up their plain prom dress or used dress. We have to try to help.

Comment by J.S. on February 2, 2011 at 12:56pm
Remember that we're talking about straight lines for a 7 year old so that really doesn't say too much about my straight lines. lol
Comment by Gayle/La. on February 2, 2011 at 12:47pm
I wish my DGD lived close enough for me to teach her how to sew.  The one that lives close enough is not interested if I have to sit next to her and monitor her hands.  Enjoy it while it lasts.  I want to watch and see how you sew straight lines also.
Comment by Lynne on February 2, 2011 at 12:47pm
What a wonderful way to spend a snow day - with DGD sewing.  2 of my GD's live about 5 hours away, and the one that is close has no interest.  So like Pam, I am jealous!!
Comment by Pam/NY on February 2, 2011 at 12:37pm
I'm jealous...sounds like a fun day!
Comment by Jennie Steward on February 2, 2011 at 12:23pm
I made pillowcases with my DGD's last week...enjoy the time together.  Soon enough they will want to be with their friends!  You must be very proud of her.
Comment by Connie/KS on February 2, 2011 at 11:49am

Congratulations on having a great success story to tell. Wish I had a DGD to teach to sew. Don't think my 13 year old DGS has the interest. However, he did make a quillow in home ec. this year and did a really good job.

Are you tired of this cold weather yet? We only got about 1 1/2 inches of snow, but it is bitterly cold and the strong winds only made it worse. Have a fund day with your DGD and be sure to post a picture when she gets it finished.

Comment by Terry F on February 2, 2011 at 11:01am
Did those with the girls, 7 & 5 yrs.  Great way to learn.  She'll be so excited to have something she can use!  Think I'll have to come and watch how you sew a straight seam!!!
Comment by Irene Gallway on February 2, 2011 at 10:23am

I love these stories. I taught my oldest gd to sew at age 9 and she made her fist twin quilt at age 11. She did a great job on it. I started another gd at age 7 but she didn't have the interest and still don't. I have two other gd's but I don't live close enough to them to teach them to sew.

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