I had previously posted that my soon to be 8 yr old was interested in sewing, and I wanted to get a machine for her to learn on.
The over all suggestion was to start her on my machine before getting her own. Sound advice.
She is driving me nuts. She is sooo eager to just go at it! She loves puzzles and to her, this is just a big craft project.
Oh my goodness! I set her off making rows. I cut a bunch of 4.5" squares told her to sew 8 together make a row and we need 10 rows. She made 3 and half rows. Lots of learning, which means lots of me ripping seams and her making new ones. She has gotten the hang of it. So this morning she wants the machine, but Im using it. Instead she goes in my scrap bucket, and creates a block. She lays it all out, and tells me what she wants to do. Well when I saw that, I let her have the machine!
The picture is what she came up with, The only part I did was run the machine for the applique, she did everything else. The pinning the sewing, everything.
She is itching to show it off, so here we are. This is her almost 7" doll quilt. About an hour after this was done, she started planning out the next one, following me around the house. How about now? can we cut it now? She has really gotten into this sewing bit!
I havn't picked a machine for her yet, but yea I definitly think I need one!