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    So today my daughter had her first sewing class! The place that is doing it is awesome it is called Dreamkeydesigns. Today she learned safety and made a pincushion!

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    I think it is great that she gets to do this, especially since schools no longer teach a home economics class that includes sewing. Too many kids are growing up watching television or playing video games instead of picking up a worthwhile hobby.

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    How old is she? I teach children, right now my youngest student is 9. She is very quick to catch on. She want to make a quilt so she can "model" it at the Sewing Expo in March.

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    Yes I agree, I am trying to keep them active in a sport and also encourage them in another activity. I didnt have the chance to do those things growing up but wish I had. She is very excited about it, and it is a place that can grow with her and thier goal is to get them onto fashion school after highschool. So it is definatly a great place for her to learn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia's Gramy
    How old is she? I teach children, right now my youngest student is 9. She is very quick to catch on. She want to make a quilt so she can "model" it at the Sewing Expo in March.
    She is 8 going to be 9 in June! That is funny, model it hehe.

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    Oh she is so pretty so glad she is into sewing i totaly agree with MistyMarie(:)u done a good job Sweetie

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    She has gotten the bug early. She has many happy quilting years ahead of her.

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    Well, look at you Racquel...you are adorable.

    I think it's great that she is learning how to sew at her age. Sewing may become a life long hobby for her and one day we'll see her posting on this site.

    I would love to see pictures of other things she learns to make.

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    I will definatly be posting pictures of what she is making, I think my younger daughter is also going to do this, but I wanted them to be in diffrent classes so she will probably start soon too!

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    I am so happy that your daughter is starting to sew. I can't believe that the schools no longer have home ec or shop classes or art lessons. Talk about the "dumbing down of America"!! Sorry-have to get off my soapbox.

    You have every right to be proud of her--we all are. Keep on posting her projects, we'd all love to see them. Thanks.

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    I started teaching DGD to sew when she was five. She got a Sew Mini machine of her own. This year for Christmas she got my sons Janome (it's full size). She loves to sew right along side me and I love having her there.

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    Excellent class. Safety first. She will enjoy sewing so much more if she is careful.

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    Yes it is important to understand how to be safe with it all at that age too. They also taught her the basics like the parts of a sewing machine and had them sew on some printed lines in diffrent shapes, so all and all she got alot of information from a 2 hour class. She goes again next saturday and gets to make a project, I think she said they were making puppets or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samroberts01
    So today my daughter had her first sewing class! The place that is doing it is awesome it is called Dreamkeydesigns. Today she learned safety and made a pincushion!
    Good for you, Rachel! Keep it up! Nicely done pincushion!

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    hehe... thanks it is Racquel (smiles) alot of people call her Rachel! It is like Racquel Welch.

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    How fun! And she is adorable! I hope she loves sewing and (?) quilting. :)

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    She has mentioned she would like to do the quilt for kids thing that I did. So next time I do one I am going to have her help me with the peicing. I think by that time she will be sewing pretty well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by samroberts01
    hehe... thanks it is Racquel (smiles) alot of people call her Rachel! It is like Racquel Welch.
    Oops! :oops: That'll teach me to read too fast!

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    What a great idea! I think all children should learn a "hobby" especially a useful one. It also is something she can enjoy WITH mama. She is absolutely adorable.

    Margie

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    I am so happy that your daughter is starting to sew. I can't believe that the schools no longer have home ec or shop classes or art lessons. Talk about the "dumbing down of America"!! Sorry-have to get off my soapbox.

    You have every right to be proud of her--we all are. Keep on posting her projects, we'd all love to see them. Thanks.
    I agree with you. I suppose it's because I was a Home Economics teacher (my first career). The home ec. curriculum has changed to more psychology and sociology-based studies. Actually (IMHO) they are teaching many things that should be taught at home -- if you know what I mean.

    I understand that some few HE teachers are still incorporating (on their own) a little of the sewing and cooking in their curriculum. And I say "more power to them."

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    This is a lost art for most young girls. That is wonderful she made a pin cushion!!

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    Way to go, Raquel! Nice job on the pincushion!

    Looking forward to seeing more of your project pictures!

    It is great to see young people get into hobbies like this!

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    I am so glad she is learning this, because as you all are saying they dont teach it in school anymore, when I was in junior high I think I had like a few weeks where they taught us how to make a hat? That was my only sewing experience till I started my quilting a few months ago! I am so glad I did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by samroberts01
    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia's Gramy
    How old is she? I teach children, right now my youngest student is 9. She is very quick to catch on. She want to make a quilt so she can "model" it at the Sewing Expo in March.
    She is 8 going to be 9 in June! That is funny, model it hehe.
    I started to sew at her age - started with Barbie doll clothes, then my clothes. I hope she loves it as much as I do, and will be with it 40 years later!

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    Nice going Racquel. You may be the Third sewer in the family as your Aunt Jean and Cousin Mancy can both sew. Keep up the good work. Some day you may be a designed.

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