How Young?

How Young?

Post by Tari » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 22:37:15



You can probably get a finger guard for the machine.
You probably have time to order one up from someone to send to you before
she gets there.
Did you see the 7 yo driving a car on a tv chase the other day on the news?
I bet your little
gal will do fine sewing.
I get to see my two grand -nieces and two grand nephews Saturday. They are
all coming up
 for the annual pool party.  I am so e***d.  What fun they all are!
Taria


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> Aha!   That ought to work.   My SM will set to turtle speed.  Now I don't
> really know but I don't think AZ folks have much use for mittens.  OTOH we
> could use some fabrics stolen from those funny feeling dishtowels ( don't
> know their fiber name but they are great)  - she can make dusting mitts.
> Polly

> "Liz Megerle" <wrote>I had my daughter and two of the neighborhood boys
> sewing at that age.
>> They used my regular machine with the speed set to turtle so they could
>> floor it with equanimity.
>> We made mittens from fleece scraps.  Trace hand on paper, add seam
>> allowance, cut out pattern, pin to two pieces of fleece, sew around the
>> hand, turn inside out.
>> Have fun!
>> Liz

 
 
 

How Young?

Post by Kate XXXXX » Mon, 24 Aug 2009 20:45:55


Quote:

> We will be visited by our Arizona great-niece in October.  This little
> darling was 5 on May 5.
>    I am wondering if we could get out the hand-crank Singer and let her
> begin stitching.   Children have changed so much since I was little.  I
> remember sitting in Granny's lap and making doll clothes when I was only
> four.
>    Today's 5 year olds can probably program all sorts of devices and are
> comfortable with everything from the  microwave to Twitter.  That said -
> can I hope that she is focused and careful enough to machine stitch?  
> Would she get hurt?  Would she be terribly bored?
>    How old were you when you began to sew? and what do you suggest?  
> (Her mother hems pants with Stitch-Witchery and her grandmother doesn't
> even own a needle.)
>    ???   Polly

I was certainly hand stitching by that age, and made my first skirt (zip
& all!) on Ma's electric FrankenSinger when I was seven...  I remember
steering fabric through Granny's treadle, with her help, and standing
pumping it with one foot, when I was four.  I can still sew standing up!  ;)

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How Young?

Post by ME-Jud » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 00:48:17


My G'ma taught me how to use the treadle when I was 4 or 5 .  She'd put in
an old dull needle - no thread, draw a line on an old (think recycled)
envelope, and help me to stitch (holes) along the line.  I had to stand up
to do it, also.  When I could follow a straight line, she'd then add a curve
to it.  Then for Christmas one year, I got a tiny hand-turn machine and
sewed small scraps together to make a doll blanket.  Many fun memories!
ME-Judy


Quote:

> I was certainly hand stitching by that age, and made my first skirt (zip &
> all!) on Ma's electric FrankenSinger when I was seven...  I remember
> steering fabric through Granny's treadle, with her help, and standing
> pumping it with one foot, when I was four.  I can still sew standing up!
> ;)

> --
> Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
> Lady Catherine, Wardrobe *** of the Chocolate Buttons
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/
> Click on Kate's Pages and explore!