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Thread: My Niece want to learn to sew

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    My Niece want to learn to sew

    I'm so excited. My Niece (9 yrs old) wants to learn how to sew. And I'm going to teach her. She has already started a list of what she wants to do. On the list is a "blanket". But I'm sure I can also work a quilt or wall hanging in there somewhere. I love to sew. It's in my blood. I have been sewing since I was in grade school, many many many years ago and just thinking about teaching her has me so thrilled. Oh - another thing she wants to make is a bear to cuddle up with. That will be "down the road" awhile tho. Yes Yes Yes

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    That sounds like sew much fun!!! You will both enjoy the experience I'm sure.
    Love to quilt and play with the great grandkids

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    I'm soooooo jealous!

    My oldest and youngest daughters wanted to learn to sew, until
    it came time to learn the basics and the safety. Than it was more
    miss than hit.

    Wish I had some youngsters to teach to sew, but than I DON'T
    sew clothing and that seems to be a problem with learning to sew.
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    So nice. Have lots of fun with her

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    Lucky you. I would be so thrilled if I had someone near me who wanted to learn to quilt.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    You are going to have fun!
    My suggestion for the bear that she wants to make is to check out Dolls And Daydreams. Sarah does a great job in designing the patterns and an awesome job of detailed instructions. I started with her patterns about a year and a half ago, and have become addicted to them. So easy to sew, so cute when completed.
    www.dollsanddaydreams.com

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    Sounds like you are doing the happy dance. Hope you both have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliea9967 View Post
    You are going to have fun!
    My suggestion for the bear that she wants to make is to check out Dolls And Daydreams. Sarah does a great job in designing the patterns and an awesome job of detailed instructions. I started with her patterns about a year and a half ago, and have become addicted to them. So easy to sew, so cute when completed.
    www.dollsanddaydreams.com

    Thanks for the information - I'll check out that site.

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    How exciting for both of you. My DGD wanted to learn at that age, then life happened after a year or so, I found the first quilt top she was working on last year about this time and finished it up for her for Christmas. She was so thrilled, so don't be upset when she backs out a little for a while, and then comes back. Oh, and good luck to both of you

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    How wonderful. It will be fun for both of you. Just start her out on simple things like pillow cases, fabric bowls, aprons & such. Get her to thinking easy Christmas gifts for family & friends. That is if your family celebrates this Holiday. I know not everyone does. Then go to a simple quilt. That may be what she is talking about when she said blanket. Some non quilters call quilts blankets. Have a great time with her. There are easy tuts on all these online.

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    She probably means quilt but calls it a blanket. My fondest memories of being with my Grandmother was when we sewed clothes for me.
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    I taught my two grandsons to sew and also how to cook. Someday when they get married they will know at least how to do those two things. The oldest was taught at the age of four and the youngest at the age of eight. The youngest is now sixteen and made a quilt for Ronald McDonald house and received a picture frame and a thank you card. He was very excited and last two years of middle school he had to take home economic and he had a Head start from the rest of the class. That sure made this grandma happy and you will be thrilled to. Enjoy while you can and while it lasts.

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