Hi Sewing Friends:
WOW! Who would ever believe that teaching my granddaughter to sew when she was a little girl would actually help her earn money in college?
It's true! Bev's workstudy program at college is sewing costumes for the college theater group. And since, she is the only one in the group with any sewing machine experience, the professor put her in charge of the group. She also loves the theater. So, she can't beat the combination of the theater, sewing and money.
They are getting ready to do a play and sewing all the costumes is a lot of work, but Bev seems to be enjoying her skill and the admiration she gets from her fellow classmates. And, as she says, it is fun to make money doing something she likes.
Bev always enjoyed quilting and craft sewing more when she was young. I know that sewing clothing is really a challenge for her. She hasn't had a lot of experience in that department.
We met for dinner last night; we talked about sewing among other things and I really had a great time with her. Later, she emailed some photos of what sewing projects she has finished so far. Quite impressive! Of course, I am her grandmother, and I taught her to sew, but it really was quite impressive. She did admit to breaking six needles. She is still learning, but what better way to learn than by doing it.
We should all learn a lesson from that. If you really want to do something, just start doing it. Expertise comes from the experience. If you want to learn how to sew, start sewing. There are a lot of good instructions for you out there.
Try it! You might like it! Teach someone else to sew. It's fun to share! And, there is no greater reward than when you share it with your grandchildren.
Share the art of sewing! It just makes sense!
To Your Sewing Success,
PS: Have you heard that more young people are taking an interest in sewing since the TV show, "Project Runway" came on the scene? How cool is that?
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