Maddy sewing 101

Maddy is teaching me how to sew...yep. You heard that right. I have not a clue how to sew. She recieved this sewing machine for Christmas and has enjoyed every minute of it. Here she is making a jewerly bag for me. She is pretty good too! Watch.....This is my first attempt at a video so please be kind....thank you~
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  1. Susie how sweet! It is funny how much we have in common. My daughter will be 14 next week and she has been learning how to sew. I however have no clue how to use a sewing machine. So it has taken both of us to figure things out. It has been alot of fun. We are working on some pillows and curtains. I have always used stitch witchery or the hot glue gun so I am excited to actually have something sewed up the with thread. :)

    BTW I live in San Antonio TX and I too wanted to go to Round Top but looks like I will not be able to make it.
    Maybe we hook up and make it in the spring.
    Renee McCranie
    reneemccr@aol.com

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  2. How fun for both of you! It is a great skill to have. Lately, my sewing is mostly gym bags, curtains or costumes. My daughter (she's a Maddie, too) has been learning so I am feeling inspired to stretch myself a bit. Aren't we blessed?

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  3. She is just too cute! They grow up so fast so enjoy every moment! BTW, I do need slipcovers ...

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  4. This is time you and Maddie will always cherish and never forget. I learned to sew, knit, create at my mother's feet growing up in NJ. My mother was sewing elegant, after 5:00 clothing for a little New York boutique before the world boutique was popular. Before me sat tins, trays and boxes of sparkling beads, sequins, equisite laces, incredible fabrics and fancy ribbons. I was hooked. I am looking forward to sharing all my mother taught me with my grandchildren. Sea Witch

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  5. Suzi... here's a link http://books.google.com/books?id=0xG8XcpSsM4C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_v2_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q=&f=false for one of the best teacing guides to sewing!

    Purchase it via http://textbooksrus.com/ order a 'used' which isn't used at all, they are overstock of books. I recently ordered Jan Karon Cookbook for a few bux.. I think with shipping and the cost of the book was $5.01! It arrivied within days and it was in perfect condition and new.

    good luck sewing and ah.. enjoy the day!

    ~Olivia

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  6. Gracie got a sewing machine for Christmas too but we haven't even opened the thing up. I'm not a sewer so I've told Mimi that's her part of our homeschooling curriculum.
    Glad to see Maddy's more curious about it than Gracie.

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  7. That's something I would like to learn. That's wonderful your sweet daughter Maddy is teaching you! :)

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  8. That's absolutely wonderful! You can do so many things with a sewing machine so it's a wonderful thing for her to know!

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  9. Just precious!! She's adorable! Tell her that she can make my slip covers any time she wants to( I am seriously waiting on mine that I gave to the lady back in JANUARY!!!! They are now free, but I have yet to see them! Long story, and I am too nice at times!)
    Y'all have fun in Maddy's sewing class this weekend.
    Hugs!
    Susan

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  10. GO MADDIE!!! I'm so proud of her for learning a new skill. I'm so glad that she enjoys sewing and is good at it. She is way ahead of all of us. Enjoy!!!

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  11. How sweet and she is a cutie! Ok Maddie needs to share some tutorials now...cause I have a sewing machine and scared to use it..Have fun!

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  12. Your first video came out great. Love that your Maddie is sewing. I learned from my mom when I was probably around 8 or 9 years old on her old Singer featherweight that she bought in the 1940's. I now have that sewing machine displayed in my studio and it's one of my favorite pieces.
    Sewing seemed at one time to be somewhat of a dying art so I am glad to see that your daughter is interested. It will be a lifelong skill she can use for so many things.

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  13. Isn't it great when the roles are reversed and our children teach us ~ it shows us that we have done something right along the way.

    Jo

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  14. Cute video and how sweet of Maddy to make something for her mama. She did a great job on her project. She definitley has her mom's creative abilities.
    My mom sewed all our clothes growing up,but I never learned how to sew from her. She is one of those people that can sew without a pattern. Uggh, drives me nuts. So, I am self taught. When my lovely daughter wanted to learn, I told her she had to take a class to learn how to sew right. I didn't want her learning my bad sewing habits from being selftaught. And now that girl sews better than I do. She can make clothes. All I do is quilt.

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  15. Happy Friday Susie. LOVE that your daughter sews and is teaching you, that is just too precious!

    I've passed along the 'Honest Scrap' award to you today~ congrats. Stop by my blog to see the details. I can't get enough of your blog and would love to find out 10 things about you. :-)

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  16. HOw great! How old is she? She's so cure Susie! I want to get my girls started, but I don't know if they are old enough.

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  17. How fun! I'm in the middle of learning to sew myself! It's actually pretty fun. It's also fun to see a younger generation having fun crafting!

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  18. Awwww Susie Maddy is just ADORABLE!!! It is so wonderful that she is learning to sew. It looks like she did a wonderful job on your jewelry purse! Hope y'all have a great weekend.♥

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  19. Maddy is a DOLL!! I think all little girls and big girls need to know how to sew! :) Love love love your blog. Keep up the WONDERFUL work.

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  20. She is just precious! Reminds me of Kayla.

    Love that she can sew!!

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  21. Great job! Love the confidence that she has regarding her slip cover making abilities. Don't ever lose that confidence Maddy...it will take you far in life. ;-)
    She is really adorable.

    Blessings, Tracy

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  22. how great that she loves to sew!!! it is so sweet that she wanted to make that just for you.

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  23. Awww, how cute she is, I love your video. And yep, no problem, Maddy can whip up slipcovers for all of us. :) Watch out, she just may get really good with it and you'll have your own little in-house seamstress.

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  24. For the past two summers I have attended a "quilt camp" for children with my granddaughter at The Quilt Corner on Coursey in Baton Rouge - you might want to look into that - they had a really fun time, learned a lot & made a quilt -

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  25. First of all your daughter is absolutely precious!!! I love how kids just jump in and have the confidence to do anything. My older sister is teaching my 11 year old to sew and she is picking it up beautifully. She made me a simular little pouch like the one your baby girl made and I treasure it. Now, she too is teaching me. Isn't that hoot. I love this post!!!

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  26. What a doll she is!!! I need some slipcovers made, how much does she charge?!! Have a wonderful weekend Susie!

    :) T

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  27. That is so great that your daughter is learning how to sew! Not many girls learn that skill anymore. I learned in Home Ec class in the 7th grade...we had to sew something to wear and then model it at a fashion show! You might have a budding fashion designer on your hands!

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  28. Hello Susie~ I'm finally back from a summer long blogcation....
    I've always enjoyed your videos, cause I love to hear your sweet accent.
    What a wonderful way to spend time together. I'm sure you and your adorable teacher will inspire us all!
    I had a few sewing lessons from my mom at a very young age, but not enough to really catch on. I'm hoping my DIL will teach me someday. We gave her a sewing machine for Christmas last year.

    Come by sometime....
    Sweet wishes,
    Sara

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  29. Maddy is the cutest and what a clever girl.
    That is so neat that she has picked up the skill of sewing.

    Many thanks for visiting me and your kind words.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  30. Maddy is just the cutest young seamstress I've seen in a long time. I started sewing when I was in about 3rd grade and it's always given me a lot of pleasure. I know Maddy is going to have a lot of fun creating great things.

    Hugs,
    Gretchen

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  31. how cute is this little one?! love her hair! I began sewing in the 5th grade :)

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  32. She's sweet and beautiful. I love her honest expressions. :)

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  33. Hi Susie and Maddy,

    Job well done. Maddy you are precious. I would like to get in line for some slipcovers too!

    Susie, your first attempt at a video was outstanding. The two of you make a pretty fantastic team.

    hugs,
    Barb

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  34. Yeah, man, she can do it! : )

    Susie, she is precious! I love the video!

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  35. Maddy is a gem and I need her to teach me too...xv

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  36. Your video was too sweet and Maddy did a great job on the jewelry pouch. She's a real cutie. Thanks for sharing.

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