Passing along Sewing Skills

A friend who has been given her aunts Husky Sewing Machine has asked me to
teach her the basic sewing skills. We will start in a week or so with her
learning the basics of the machine while sewing a simple project. I do so
enjoy teaching my love of sewing!
Barbara in rainy SC
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Bobbie Sews More
I'm sure you both will have a great time and she will learn a lot. Keep us posted on how she's doing.
Thanks Joan! She is excited about learning to use her machine to do simple projects at first. Barbara
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That's terrific Barbara! I know you will both enjoy the time spent together. Juno
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Juno
It is so gratifying to teach others our special skills. My DGD headed off to NYC this evening, to start her four years of undergraduate studies at Juilliard. She was very sorry she could not fit her sewing machine into the supplies she is taking. She really loves sewing, right up there next to playing the bassoon.
She took the tote bag with the Juilliard logo I embroidered for her as her carry on. :-D I added a picture here, scroll down a bit:
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It's a great joy and very satisfactory to pass on one sewing skills, and even more so to be asked to do it. My student Jennifer did fairly well, although her lack of accuracy sometimes made me cringe. However, she never lacked courage and I'm sure that, in time, she will remember my advice that sewing gets a lot easier if you cut the fabric exactly, and practice will teach her hand. A pity she moved to Sweden this summer, with her kids and husband who is a Swedish native. We'll stay in touch via Facebook, I guess, where she posts her new creations for Cosplay regularly. My own DD, on the other hand, isn't quite ready for sewing yet, although she wants to. We'll have to take some time to practice, I guess. On the other hand, this morning her school integration assistant (she's got one as of the start of this term, a lovely lady) told me that she did brilliantly in Maths yesterday while all the other kids had trouble with what was asked of them. Is this my kid? I was a failure at maths; only geometry was mine. I guess she's her daddy's daughter...
Sorry, I just had to share, after all the trouble we've had so far with her. It's great for you, Barbara, that you can pass on your skills.
U.
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Ursula Schrader
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Pretty, as everything you do! As for DGD, I should think that there won't be any time for sewing if she's really into studying. Juilliard isn't the most famous musical school for nothing, and although she is brilliant, no doubt, she will have to work hard to keep up with her fellow students. At least it should be so, otherwise the school isn't worth a fig. ;-) (Just my 2 cents...)
U. - I loved the challenge during my one-year schooling for foreign language secretary; all the stuff I had never heard of before, like matters of trade, finance and insurance. Just the right kick for my brain around my mid-thirties. ;-)
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Ursula Schrader
Ursula, very simple projects are a good start. When I started DGD out, in order to teach her to guide the fabric, I had her stitch on a four inch wide piece of mid-weight twill, which I had sewn, turned and pressed. DGD stitched row after parallel row, using many of the fancy stitches on my machine in different colors of thread. She used the band as a belt. Her next project was matching pillowcases for herself and her doll, with fancy stitches at the hem.
Start her out with easy stuff, progress as she masters the skills, so that SHE does not get discouraged and YOU don't get frustrated. Or vice versa... :-)
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Or both... ;-) Yes, I will, I just need to get myself sorted. But things are getting better. I hope. ;-)
U. - Will keep you posted, like it or not. ;->
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Ursula Schrader
Thanks!
Oh, she knows she is in for a challenge. Fortunately, she is very self disciplined, and has done well both academically and musically.
She will have to save sewing for breaks, she'll be back here for almost a month over Christmas.
I keep meaning to compliment you on your excellent English skills. Most folks would never guess English is not your first language from your posts here. Your spelling, grammar, punctuation and syntax are excellent. I am envious of your proficiency!
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A friend who has been given her aunts Husky Sewing Machine has asked me to teach her the basic sewing skills. We will start in a week or so with her learning the basics of the machine while sewing a simple project. I do so enjoy teaching my love of sewing! Barbara in rainy SC
Thanks to everyone for the encouragement! And speaking of figs------I'm picking figs now and I hope that tomorrow I can pick enough to make some sugar free preserves to enjoy this winter in Florida, even if it is just a few pints.. I DO loves to eat fresh figs! Barbara in HOT SC
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Wow that is beautiful. Love the note about making my own reeds, my sond also did when he played. You do such nice work.
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Oh how I envy folks with self discipline. I feel that, up to a certain point, you can learn it but the core of it is either founded in your character or you have been taught by self-disciplined people (don't know exactly which). I lack it totally, I'm afraid, and, what pains me most, thus I cannot teach it to my DD.
Tell her to choose a project she can look forward to. Or rather not. If I just start thinking about a project, my mind starts galloping away on that trail and I'm useless for other things. ;-) On the other hand, she might cope better with it...
Thank you! I'm doing my best.
U.
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Ursula Schrader
I am the world's worst procrastinator. I know it about myself, but seem constitutionally unable to change. At 75+ it's not likely to ever happen .
Although she has made several stunning outfits for herself, much of her sewing is replicating costumes for fictional characters from movies and TV shows, AKA "cosplay".
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I expect she'll come home with a boatload of ideas for things she wants to make.
Your best is superior to many native-English speakers, trust me.
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Thanks! I think she will do well, no one ever had to prompt her to do her homework or practice her bassoon. But, oh my, NYC... :-}
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:>> I'm sure you both will have a great time and she will learn a :>> lot. Keep us posted on how she's doing. :> :> It's a great joy and very satisfactory to pass on one sewing :> skills, and even more so to be asked to do it. My student :> Jennifer did fairly well, although her lack of accuracy :> sometimes made me cringe. However, she never lacked courage :> and I'm sure that, in time, she will remember my advice that :> sewing gets a lot easier if you cut the fabric exactly, and :> practice will teach her hand. A pity she moved to Sweden this :> summer, with her kids and husband who is a Swedish native. :> We'll stay in touch via Facebook, I guess, where she posts her :> new creations for Cosplay regularly. My own DD, on the other :> hand, isn't quite ready for sewing yet, although she wants to. :> We'll have to take some time to practice, I guess. On the :> other hand, this morning her school integration assistant :> (she's got one as of the start of this term, a lovely lady) :> told me that she did brilliantly in Maths yesterday while all :> the other kids had trouble with what was asked of them. Is :> this my kid? I was a failure at maths; only geometry was mine. :> I guess she's her daddy's daughter... :> Sorry, I just had to share, after all the trouble we've had so :> far with her. It's great for you, Barbara, that you can pass :> on your skills.
:Ursula, very simple projects are a good start. When I started DGD :out, in order to teach her to guide the fabric, I had her stitch on :a four inch wide piece of mid-weight twill, which I had sewn, turned :and pressed. DGD stitched row after parallel row, using many of the :fancy stitches on my machine in different colors of thread. She :used the band as a belt. Her next project was matching pillowcases :for herself and her doll, with fancy stitches at the hem.
:Start her out with easy stuff, progress as she masters the skills, :so that SHE does not get discouraged and YOU don't get frustrated. :Or vice versa... :-)
On the other hand, don't do things just because you have to make a pillowcase (or a drawstring skirt, or whatever) as your first project. Many people get frustrated by things they think are make work, and do much better making something they want. You can steer them to something reasonable, but don't assume that just becaues there's a zipper or a pocket or something like that that's it's too hard for a beginner. On the other hand, if what they want is a pillowcase or a drawstring skirt, great!
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