After having them learn to hand sew for almost a year, I finally let my oldest two girls onto the sewing machine. Would you believe they are as addicted as I am? Especially Jireh.
I don’t have a photo of it, but on Sunday we had a bunch of people over and one of our friends ripped the stitches of his pocket somehow. Jireh offered to fix it for him. All on her own, she hand basted it, wound the bobbin for the machine, threaded the machine with the proper color, and sewed it up. She then put it on a hanger, folded it neatly, and put it in a bag ready for pickup.
Miriam is making clothes for her doll and she has come up with some really cute patterns on her own. She thought of and executed a sweater/jacket and a leotard all on her own.
My favorite part of this is that they got a really good foundation by hand sewing. They learned how to put right sides together, what a seam allowance was, and an intro to construction. All I had to do was show them how to use the machine and they were off! Not having to be hands-on when they do this is a big win for me, as well as for them because that means they aren’t as limited in when they can do it.
Both girls are so excited that they can do it on their own, that they wake up asking to sew and use their staying-up privilege after the littler ones go to bed, as sewing time as well. 🙂
Chips off the ol’ block for sure!