Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lexi sews

Several weeks ago, Lily taught Lexi how to sew.
she had Lexi watch her.
Then, she and Lexi did a few stitches together, her guiding Lexi's hand.
Next, she had Lexi take a few stitches on her own, while she offered correction.
And finally, Lexi sewed solo, while Lily cheered her on.
I was absolutely amazed that Lily naturally went through all the steps of good teaching.

Yesterday, they got into the fabric scraps again,
and Lexi cut out a (sorta) rectangle to make a make-up bag
and asked me for a threaded needle.
I admit that I often get a little miffed at this request.
It means that whatever hope I had of working on my project
is gone.
I sucked it up, threaded a needle for her with button thread, 
and taught her how to love her thread (skipping the mumbo jumbo)
then asked if she'd like me to even up her bag just a bit before she sewed it.
Thankfully, she did ;-)
As usual, I glue basted the seam allowance (love that stuff!!) and drew stitching lines for her.


  1. what a good big sister :D and adorable little seamstress, LOL those glasses!!

    and that reminds me: needle threaders, we've talked about these before, have you got any yet? http://www.amazon.com/Prym-Dritz-249-Needle-Threaders/dp/B001HZSK5Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345575714&sr=8-1&keywords=needle+threader

  2. I think I may have a few from Granny. somewhere...

  3. love it love it love it !!

    Love you Lily and Lexi!!

  4. Lily is a better teacher than me! and that Lexi, those pictures! so cute! Those glasses cracked me up! and the one where she must have poked her finger...adorable!


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