Sunday, February 03, 2013

Teaching my children to sew plus a side of comfy

I started teaching my kids to sew last weekend. I had promised my daughter I would teach her over the summer holidays and I do like to keep my promises (although I did procrastinate because I knew it would require a lot of patience on my behalf.)
I cut out pieces of fabric for bags from scraps so the bags are just randomly sized. Scott sat on my lap and presssed the pedal while I helped him steer, but Jalisa was able to do it herself following my instructions. I was rather surprised how quickly she picked it up. The photo was taken on the first day back at school (also Scott's first day of school ever). I thought I would be super excited to see him off at school, but I actually cried when I saw him in his uniform for the first time and was anxious the whole day waiting to see how he went. He loves school.
I don't think I have posted pictures of my undies before and these aren't all that exciting anyway, but I think I have found THE perfect unides pattern for me. Kwik Sew 3301. Previously I have used an Ottobre pattern and they have been okay, but these are super comfy. I was a little hesitant to have a seam centre front and back but I can't tell it is there at all.


  1. Oh, your children are so cute, and I think sewing is a wonderful skill to pass on! I taught all my children to sew.. my two boys have only made cushion covers and are not interested. But my daughter makes a lot of clothes for herself and is quite accomplished.
    Those undies do look super cute and comfortable too.

  2. Your undies look great. My heart goes out to you for your son's first day. I admire your patience. I bought a treadle machine like the one I learned to sew on and when I finish painting the study/sewing room, I will get it him onto it too. It's a great skill and children love to learn how to make and fix things.

  3. Cute kids & bag. Great undies too.

  4. Great bags guys!
    You're right - it takes a LOT of patience but hopefully worth the effort of passing on wonderful skills.

  5. What cute first day photos. Are the kid-made bags for library? How cool that they made their own.
    A comfy undies pattern is a real find.
    Both my daughters can sew, but you are right, it takes a lot of effort to teach them! Once they are interested though, it is great to have a sewing buddy (or semi-sewing buddy) in the house.

  6. Way to go on helping the little ones learn to sew! They look so proud of themselves. The undies look good too. How nice to find a perfect fitting pattern.

  7. Like mother like daughter and son, they really want to become like you in sewing. That is one thing that you should be glad for.


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