Monday, September 17, 2012

The Connecting Threads

Yesterday marked the start of what I hope will be a long relationship with sewing by my granddaughter.

2 weeks ago we ventured to Hobby Lobby where we purchased several fabrics to go along with patterns we had purchased previously.
Little bites when they are this young ( 2 months shy of 6)
One trip to pick out patterns, one trip to pick out fabrics and then another day to actually sew.
Too much at once and they get overwhelmed and lose interest.

She had the most fun picking out and handing me the pearlized pins first picking favorite colors and then making repeating patterns . I taught her that the strawberry was for sharpening the pins, so I now have VERY sharp pins thankyouverymuch!

She sat on my lap as we sewed, her little hand guiding the fabric under the presser foot.
After the first seam was stitched she beamed and said "that's so cool!" (the seed is planted!)

When the top of the dress was completed she giggled.

When it started to look like this, I think she lost heart for a few brief moments, preferring to hand me pins again and collect them back from me as I removed them to sew.

As soon as it was completed she had to try it on and then we went to show everyone.

My daughter said she wore it to school today and I can't wait to hear how it went.

Pattern, fabrics and notions - approx. $20.
2 hour project - 3 1/2 hours
"I love you Nanny" hugs , a memory made and that sense of accomplishment on the precious face you see here- Priceless!


  1. Precious! My Oma taught me how to sew. I spent many hours in her sewing room as a child. They are some of my bestest memories. I still sew when I have the time. It is so good to see you teach your grand daughter sewing. I am certain it will part of her cherished childhood memories.

  2. I can remember the days that my Grandfather, PaPa, (yes, that big, burly x-roughneck from the oil fields) taught me to sew on the machine. We made Barbie clothes together. Priceless memories were created then for me - and now by you with your grand daughter. Thank you for sharing your sweet time and bringing to my memory that sweet time with my PaPa!

  3. What a sweetheart she is and so pretty in her new dress. Hopefully, this is an experience that will be repeated again and again.


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