Sunday, March 26, 2006


I've been trying to get this child using a sewing machine since she was 7. Picture her holding her nose and wrinkling her brow. "I hate sewing!" she'd say.

Today we had a Destination Imagination meeting and suddenly two pieces of fabric required connection. And lo, I heard the words I've been waiting for all this time..."Moooooooom! I need to use the sewing machine!"

And here is the proof! Posted by Picasa


A said...


my son has been asking to sew, on a machine, for at least 7 years. He should have had a sewing mama.

I know it's not too late, but starting out is so overwhelming.

Go sewing girl!

Stefaneener said...

You are so my hero. For letting go and letting her sew, for letting/forcing yourself to make things to grow. . . just my hero.

sewingsuzee said...

No guilt. A, just let him sew pieces of fabric together, for fun. If he's like my son, it's the mechanical part that is attractive. It doesn't have to be overwhelming, just push the peddle, move your fingers out of the way, and go!

And S, thanks for the very kind words. We'll see what the future holds for both my sweetie and me together with the Bernina.

bfmomma said...

lol re: a's comment cuz C. has been asking to use a sewing machine since she was seven... I thought about signing her up for a Rec. class on sewing this summer...

HighQueen said...

I actually only like to press on the little pushy thing that makes the machine go, and pushing the fabric through. I figure it's my first step towards driving.
I really hate pinning and everything else.

Sewingsuzee's daughter:
The HighQueen

sewingsuzee said...

There are people who like pinning?

That's why God created flannel.


LadyWhoSews said...

OMG!!! I have the same situation with my now 10 year old granddaughter. she simply doesn't want to learn to sew but is already becoming a clothes horse. I told her when I took her shopping for her birthday, "Anyone who loves clothes the way you do needs to know how to sew", her answer to me was, "Mommy likes clothes, but doesn't know how to sew". Now, mind you, this isn't exactly true, and I told my gg, "Mommy doesn't need to learn more about sewing - she does know how to stitch a seam, but needs to know a lot more". I guess there's hope that someday we all will have future seamstresses and designers right in our own immediately families.