As soon as she told me what she wanted, I ran to my trusted dealer to select a starter machine. I was shown two options in my price range: Babylock Molly and Singer Confidence Stylist. The two machines were exactly the same price. I chose the Singer because it had a few more bells and whistles and gave her more room to grow if she sticks with it.
So, on the Friday and Saturday before Christmas, I taught my daughter to sew.
First, she got familiar with using the machine, including good posture.
|Before: Aching back after 20 minutes|
|After: Ready to sew for hours|
Her first project was a pouch, and she was quite proud.
|Look, Mom! I did it!|
Our next lesson was reading a pattern, layout and cutting.
|Cutting out pattern pieces|
|First garment! (Unhemmed)|