Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sewing Lessons

Since big sister made a quilt last year, Allyson decided she wanted to make one too. I promised to teach her how to sew during the summer break....problem is that we've been so busy and on the go. Things have finally slowed down a bit for us, so yesterday was the day! Before she can actually start sewing her quilt, Allyson has to learn to use the sewing machine. Yes, she is "sewing" on paper! :-) I wanted her to get the feel of the machine first, so I had her practice with paper. I also thought it best if we worked on something like this while she learned how hard (or in her case NOT too hard) to press on the foot pedal. ((Hope she doesn't drive a car as fast as she wants to drive the machine!!))
It took several sheets of paper before Allyson was able to sew a relatively straight line, but I think she's ready to move on. Today, we'll practice with some cheap fabric pieces. More to come....

2 comments:

Rachel said...

So, she can now sew on your layouts for you, too! :D

Way to go Allyson! I can't even sew a straight line...wait I can't cut a straight line either!

Rachel

tigger said...

I just got your message on my scrap blog. And absolutely yes. Link away! If I can help other China families with artwork for their family photos then I will smile for a long time.

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