Grace’s Pillowcase

One of my favorite things about having this blog is being able to chronicle the sewing adventures of my grandchildren. Grace showed an interest at 18 months when came to me while I was at my sewing machine one day and asked to be picked up so she could help.

Move ahead 9 months in my post “Too Young to Sew?” Next there are the “Fabric Bracelets” and “Baby Doll Pillow” projects she made. When she was almost 3, her project was a Baby Quilt for her dolls.

This sewing session was full of firsts…

…threading the bobbin…

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…threading the machine…

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…using pins…

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…using the foot pedal…

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Sewing was painfully slow, but controlling the speed on the foot pedal and handling the fabric as it went under the needle is quite a feat for a 3-year-old. It took a bit of time before she was comfortable doing it.
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and we are almost…
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Finished!

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So much fun!

Enjoy the Journey, I am. Jackie

Thank you to Kathy for taking these pictures while we were sewing!

  • Gretchen Firestone

    I’m thinking she is a prodigy! And look at the beautiful “Look What I Made!” smile!

    • Jackie

      She was quite proud and I am certainly loving it that she wants to.

      Jackie Berdych
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  • Joanne Goranson

    I learned to sew at age seven. I have taught sewing to children as young as five, but your grandchild is amazing! She obviously loves to sew and will eventually become an expert with the sewing machine!

    • Jackie

      Joanne,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Her brother is five and is learning also, but I think he started because Grace had done some sewing. I love working with children.

      Jackie Berdych
      Sew Excited
      Website/Blog: http://www.sewexcitedquilts.com
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  • Daphne Lewis

    She did a great job!! I was sewing at that age on my little Singer sewing machine. I made many dresses out of pillowcases.

    • Jackie

      I know I was making doll clothes at a young age, by hand. No sewers or machines in my family anywhere. Not sure where I picked up the desire.
      Jackie Berdych
      Sew Excited
      Website/Blog: http://www.sewexcitedquilts.com
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