Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sewing with Adam

Adam has always been so interested in my sewing.  He is is the only one of the children to only have known me as a mama with a machine and tons of fabric.  He knows which scissors not to touch and, as all children of quilters know, he walks AROUND the quilt blocks or basting job that is right in the MIDDLE of the floor.  This is normal for him.  In an odd way, that makes me very happy.

I was not surprised when he first asked to push the foot pedal while I was sewing nor was I shocked that he really likes to use charm squares to make different designs.  This is his normal, he lives sewing.


I was surprised when Bernina  said yes to the idea of me writing a guest post for We All Sew sharing my tips for sewing with Adam!   It was so much fun to do and I look forward to working on more tips and tutorials with Bernina.  I hope that the tips will help everyone enjoy sewing with their children, grandchildren nieces or nephews as much as I have enjoyed sewing with Adam :o)


13 comments :

Gene Black said...

He is such a cutie. I love to see kids engaged in creative work.

Sewing Mom said...

That's so sweet! I think your machine is similar to mine too. =)

Needled Mom said...

What a nice job he is doing too! That is great.

Debbie said...

How fun!

Am L said...

Hi, Kim! How wonderful that he enjoys sewing with his momma! Our oldest has always loved creating with fabric, but the younger two haven't shown much interest yet. I first became interested in quilting when our oldest was in her last year of preschool. The head teacher had each child make a small quilt, and let them run the machine, with assistance. With our youngest, at the same preschool, I helped the kids with their quilts this year, and enjoyed helping four and five year old's use a sewing machine. Some of them were really good at it. It looks like Adam already has the hang of it!

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, so much fun!

Cyndi @ The Nosy Pepper said...

Aw, so sweet! Thanks for posting this! My little guy has become more interested but I'm still nervous about letting him around my machine.

Shan said...

Awesome post. My Israel loves to help me sew. He is waiting for his own sewing machine and tool belt to built things.

margaret said...

oh yes get them whilst they are young!! I live in hope that my girls 42 and 38 and granddaughter 16 will one day show an interest in wanting to stitch!

Pickles Quilting said...

So fun! He looks like he is having a great time. :) -Brittany

Michele said...

Oh I so understand this. Both of my kids have been clammering to make their won quilts and that prompted me to host The Primary Bee. They are loving making the blocks and Sunshine is especially excited when each of her blocks arrive from her bee mates. I know that she will be over the moon happy when they are all sewn together into her quilt.

*Staci* said...

How cute! What fun having him sew. I have 2 boys and am hoping one of them will at least try it out.
P.S. Love the butterfly fabric and can't wait to see your quilt! :)

Marji said...

I saw your article about tips for sewing with children and found my way here. I was wondering how old Adam is. I am in a facebook group of quilters, Quilt Along with Pat Sloan, and there have been questions about teaching children to sew. Thought I would share the link to your excellent article with the group.

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