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Katie Update

2014 January 17
by elizabeth_admin

I’m sure you’re all on the edge of your seats to know what’s going on with my sewing student, my niece Katie.  She received her sewing machine last weekend and all the extras I sent her.  My sister said Katie screamed when she saw the sewing box and all the things I put inside it for her.

Apparently she immediately set up her machine and started practicing her stitches.  Her favorite is the zig zag stitch.  Katie took the following picture and asked her mom to send it to me.


I don’t think she was finished threading her machine yet.


And here’s a picture of Katie hard at work, practicing her stitches.



She tried to make her doll a dress, but it was too small, so she made it into a pillow instead.  Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of that.

I hope Katie keeps practicing.  I sent my sister some simple sewing project links, in particular, this tutorial for a doll’s skirt from Liesl at Oliver and S.  It’s perfect for Katie’s doll.  So I sent her the rest of the floral corduroy fabric we used for her custom skirt so that she can make her doll, Abigail, a matching skirt.

In other sewing news, Jack has expressed an interest in learning to sew now too!  Can’t wait to teach him.

Happy sewing!

4 Responses leave one →
  1. Jennifer S permalink
    January 17, 2014

    Awesome! I love being the auntie to little girls – especially ones who have respect for crafting handmade items. My two neices love their Auntie Jen’s new clothes for them so much that the younger one wore the once dress for three days. Until her mom made her put it in the laundry. The rule was that she absolutely had to put PJ’s on for bedtime. You should see them accessorize. They’re only 5 & 3 so they’re a little young for sewing yet, but once they’re closer to me – watch out!

  2. January 21, 2014

    How fun that you get to mentor your niece in her sewing journey, but I couldn’t help but smile at your little boy wanting to learn how to sew. My almost 6-year old asked me last week if I would teach him how to sew. Since we only have the one and he wants to be a “manly man” like his daddy (his words), I was over the moon that he wants to learn how to sew!

  3. Amanda permalink
    January 21, 2014

    I don’t think I’ve ever left a comment on your blog – but I’ve been very interested in you teaching your niece. My 7 yr old son has shown interest. But, last night he said to his 5 yr old brother “I want to learn to sew, because that’s what real men do!” Now the both of them are interested, and motivated (it’s a competition don’t you know?) so we had a quickie lesson before dinner last night and they were thrilled. Of course, it pained me to hear my 7 yr old ask me “why do grannies knit?” Considering I’m a knitter first and foremost I couldn’t conceive how he learned this stereotype. But, one thing at a time – at least he has an interest in sewing. Anyway, can’t wait to see what you sew with Jack. My sons want clothes for their stuffed skeleton dolls (and mini pillows and blankets for them). I figure we’ll make pillow cases and pj’s eventually.

  4. Meredith permalink
    January 30, 2014

    Katie is going to love a refresher course when you visit!

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