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Thread: My grand daughter first sewing machine

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    I just got home from my grand daughters birthday party. She is five. She has spent two years sitting beside me and watching me sew. I got her a small chain stitch machine so she can get the feel of sewing with me. What a hit it was. It was the first toy she opened when we got home and spent 30 minutes sewing on it. Then she set it next to my Juki sewing machine and compared the parts to make sure it was just like grandmas machine. It made my day.

    I got my sewing machine!!!!
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    First time sewing on her own.
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    Oh have lovely to see her sewing...check out the concentration, and she has got her hands positioned so well.....She has been paying attention hasn't she..... show us some more pictures of what she makes with you please :D

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    awww she's so adorable!

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    She is going to be your best little quilter buddy.

    I got my granddaughters a Hello Kittty Janome sewing machine to keep at my house. They love sewing on it and it is fun working in the sewing room with them.

    Have a lot of fun making good memories with your little sweetie.

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    What a great gift and one happy little girl!!

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    She is precious! She looks like she knows what she is doing, and more importantly, enjoying every second of it! :D You did GREAT grama! :D :D :D

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    Very, very cool! One of my gal pals has twins, turning 5 next month. (I posted pics of them in their Chinese New Year dresses) Anyway, she's getting them sewing machines for their birthday. I hope they love theirs as much as your grand daughter loves hers!

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    What a great way to foster a love of sewing--it all starts out with PLAY. (It doesn't become work until much later!)

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    So cute..it is great to see kids get so excited about something! You can look forward to many hours of sharing and making memories that you can both look back on with fondness...what more can you ask for!!

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    What a cutie!!!! What great memories you two are building together! I cant wait until my granddaughter is old enough to get her first sewing machine!!

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    What a cutie! I can see a lot of great memories in your future, and competition for your scraps!

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    What a little angel! :) I agree with Izy. She's got the hand positioning down juuuust right! :D

    I think you've got the perfect little "mini-group" going littlehud. You two will have tons of fun together.

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    She knows where I keep my scraps and is already using them. I guess there is no scrappy quilt in my future. Thats OK. It's a small price to pay for the fun I have watching her sew. Maybe she needs to make a scrap quilt for her baby doll. :)

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    Ohhh how fun is that?!?! She looks like a little pro already!!

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    AWWW! That is such a sweet picture and a beautiful granddaughter. I bet she'll have so much fun sewing. One of my nieces is going to be 6 this June and she would absolutely love one of these....I might have to check into that soon. lol.

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    My daughter wants a sewing machine too. We're going to be starting on her sewing lessons this summer. I need to do some research on lil' machines.

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    You and your grandaughter will make special memories together and maybe a few quilts too???? It's the perfect age to get them started if they show any interest at all in sewing. They learn so quickly at that age.

    My grandaughter is just 22 mo. but I'm already thinking about how I'm going to try to peak her interest early on so she will want to learn to quilt like grandma does.

    Many happy sewing memories to you and your precious grandaughter.

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    Those pics are so cute! I have been considering buying my DD a small sewing machine. I looked at a few on eBay around Christmastime, but I didn't look around enough. Iwasn't able to sew at that time bc of the baby, so I decided against it. Baby has settled down some (and is 3 years old) and will play or watch TV a bit. I've been sewing, and DD has been sewing by hand. I almost bought her a little Singer at a yard sale last summer, but it was ratty...quite literally. I was glad I looked closer. I guess it had been in an out-building or something bc the manual was eaten-up and the cords had been eaten into and bare wire was present! I was disgusted. I would've been ashamed to have put something for that up for sale! YUCK! Not to mention it was dangerous! I had almost bought it without taking it out of the box bc it basically looked NEW in an old box, I mean, there was a chance it might not work, but it probably could've been fixed......I'm so happy I took it out. I hate anything that's been ratted-on!

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