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Thread: Start 'em young

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    Senior Member Ccorazone's Avatar
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    Start 'em young

    My grand dauchter is starting to learn how to sew using my FeatherWeight. It is the first time it has been used since I bought it. It really purrs. Right now she is learning how to control the speed with the foot control and to sew a straight line by following lined notebook paper. She is a very confident child and now that she has learned a little, she wants to get the maching running too fast and I have to remind her to slow down.
    She will start sewing on fabric soon. I will have to draw some straight lines on the fabric for her to follow. But for now she is soing great and when she really concentrates she can follow a line as well as I can.
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    Looks like she is having fun! If she keeps racing the machine, you may be able to put a 'stop' on the pedal so she can't push it beyond a certain point. Depends on the design of the pedal...
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    Love the look of determination on her face. A sewer in the making.
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    She is concentrating so hard. tape a piece of wood for a stop on the petal.
    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    Looks like she is having fun! If she keeps racing the machine, you may be able to put a 'stop' on the pedal so she can't push it beyond a certain point. Depends on the design of the pedal...
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    Bless her heart! She is working so hard!

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    Yep, definitely a future quilter! Lots of determination, on that sweet little face!

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    How sweet is this.
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    You go, girl!!! But she'll fall so in love with your Featherweight that it might follow her home... LOL! She's a doll & I think it's AWESOME that she's being introduced to sewing & quilting at such a tender age!
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    How old is she, too cute. She kind of looks like my friends kid

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    So cool!!!!

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    Too cute! Such a look of concentration! Kudos to you for starting her while she's young!
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    Sew sweet.

    I started my grandchildren out on my FW and they love it. It is such a perfect size for kids (and adults too, I might add).


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    So SWEET. Love the look on her face, she certainly look likes she is concentrating. Adorable, thanks for sharing.
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    What a wonderful young lady! Please tell her she is learning the correct way and to keep up the good work.

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    Yes, start them young! She looks very determined
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatStarter View Post
    What a wonderful young lady! Please tell her she is learning the correct way and to keep up the good work.

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    great for her! i love the idea of starting on a sheet of paper
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    wonderful. She is darling. congrads on teaching her early.
    SMILE- it will make everyone wonder what you are up to.
    Stay strong and keep looking up.

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    that's a quilter for sure!! How cute!!
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    My grandmother started me sewing on her Singer treadle when I was five and it instilled a deep love of sewing that has endured for six decades. I am wishing you many happy hours with your granddaughter. She will never forget it.

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    Looks like she has got the fever!!!!!

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    Total focused concentration--I love it!

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    I love seeing this. So many young girls are too busy to learn to sew (mine was). Later in life, they regret not knowing how (mine does). Bless you grammy for having the time and love to teach her.
    p.s. I do the mending and hemming now that dear daughter is 35.
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    Good for her!! I love to see a beginning sewer! You are giving her a "life lesson" that she can use for the rest of her life. She looks like she is having fun and very interested in her project. Great job teaching her!

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    I love the look of concentration on her face. My daughter loved the pic and said she looks like a future quilter like me.

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