Friday, 1 February 2013

Gwenhwyfar learns to sew on her new sewing machine

Welcome to 2013 and I can't think of a better way to welcome it than to teach someone to sew.

Let me introduce Gwenhwyfar, my 9 year old granddaughter. She is very creative, thinks sewing on the machine is more fun than by hand because it is quicker. She is a ballet and jazz dancer and won the junior jazz trophy at her dance school last year. She also loves helping me cook.

Ever since she was little she has loved playing with fabric and just loves making things.

Gwenhwy received a small electric sewing machine for christmas and was slightly alarmed when I explained to her she would be threading it. But after just one try is now a champion machine threader including needles and bobbins. She tried sewing with different threads and different stitches and practiced using the foot and masking tape as a guide for seam placement. One amazing little girl who can now use her machine at any time without bothering mum or dad.

Did I mention she is only 9?

Mummy in her wisdom thought Gwenhwy might like to make a nighty using some slippery tink fabric and amazingly she did it. I taught her the merits of tacking fabric together and how to do it and she is a convert. Now i know her mum doesn't tack so Gwenhwy can teach her a thing or 2. Smile!

She also made a cover for her pillow which she still loves to carry around. It is so interesting to see what she puts together. The freedom of being a kid with no rules is quite exhiliarating for anyone watching.

So here she is in her nighty. Pretty isnt she and Gwenhwy you made it! Woohoo and well done! Love from Gran Ann

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