Thursday, February 7, 2013

a new skill

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jocelyn's grandma gave her a sewing machine for her birthday last month.
it belonged to hubby's grandmother and it might be the sweetest thing ever.
it's totally old school and works like a charm.
and to make it even better she paid for a teacher to come to our house and teach us both how to sew!
i'm sure my mom tried to teach me when i was younger.
i'm also sure i said something like "moooom, no one sews anymore. i don't need to know how to do that."
sorry mom.

we had so much fun! we made matching pillowcases for her and her sister.
for you sewers out there, we did french seems.
i know, fancy.
next, we get to make pajama pants.
it's not yoga pants but i'm still pretty excited.

i'm not sure how old the machine is but  look at the instruction manual.
i kind of want to frame it.

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i think this is exactly what joc and i looked like during our sewing lessons.

i'm so grateful to have the opportunity to learn this skill. even for simple projects.
i'm even more grateful that i get to share it with her.
i loved watching joc work. trying different stitches.
she took it very seriously which is probably why she did much better than i did.
i'm not going to lie, i was totally intimidated by threading the needle.
there are a lot of hoops to jump through there.
i think i've got it down now and i can't wait to experiment {which is my way of saying i'll mess up 100 projects before i figure it out}.

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anyone have recommendations for where i can find some simple sewing patters and techniques for her and i to work on???



4 comments:

Becky | Apples of Gold said...

Aww that is SUCH a cool and thoughtful gift!! I reallyreallyreally wish I knew how to sew. It's definitely something I need to learn! There are endless possibilities when it comes to sewing. My Dad is the sewing champ in our family, but I kinda never bothered to learn from him. =( Enjoy your vintage machine!

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

Im so proud:) And the best part is that you're learning together. Keep sewing!

DaisyGirl said...

Such a sweet thing to get to share with your daughter! And a great way that you came about the machine and the lessons! Can't wait to see more!

karamurano said...

I hope you two seamstresses (is that the right spelling?!) are getting started on my birthday present. april 29 will be here before you know it.