Monday, March 3, 2008

MC Learns to Sew

Inspired by the story of our neighbor who said that her sister started hand sewing her dolls dresses at the younge age of six, MC begged me to teach her how to use a thread and a needle. Knowing how extra careful she (meaning she avoided sharp objects as much as possible) is when it comes to nails, needles, scissors and such items; I was really surprised that she wanted to come in close contact with a needle!

She wants to learn to sew, just like that! Maybe she got more enthusiastic because she saw the result of our neighbor's creativity when it comes to sewing because from scraps of cloths, MC got a princess dress from her (see photo above).

Well, I gave in after a number of proddings from her. I gave her a needle and a thread and she got to experiment on an old pair of stockings with holes on them. Her goal? To make those holes disappear using the thread and the needle.


I told her to be very careful with the needle because it pricks. So I showed her how to slowly and carefully insert the needle and pull it out; without her hurting herself. But first, she made sure that IC is nowhere near her; she's afraid that IC would get hurt! What a sweet big sister. Now, those in and out movements came easier to her as she's got this toy wherein she gets to sew shoe ties in and out.

After getting the hang of it and finding that she's enjoying it, she asked for more. I decided to let her work on a pair of mittens for her doll. After cutting out the cloth for the mittens, she patiently sew them together.
It didnt take a lot of time and she was finished with both pair of mittens! Look at them on her doll's hands:
In this case, MC and I both were learning together. She wanted to learn how to sew and I was learning how to assist her, support her when she is enthusiastic about doing something; even though at first I was a bit doubtful about it.

PMN: Fam Pics March Theme is Learning.

14 comments:

ScroochChronicles said...

Wow, she is definitely talented for her age. I learned to sew in high school na. Galing ni Ate Clea (yan na ang name nya according to my hezzies) :)

Mommy Ruby said...

your daughter looks very cute and very devoted in her sewing session.

i hope you can visit mine at:

FAMPICS

thanks!

Pinay Mommy

Lynn said...

Nakakatuwa naman at nakabuo ng mittens si MC! That's a big accomplishment for someone so young.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

mabuti pa si MC wants to learn sewing....

ako, bumili nga ako ng extra sewing maschine, yon lang sa Aldi, para ma-practice ako.
hay naku, wla nga, pati yon pagputol ng pantalon, laging nabali ang neddles kaya, suko na ako.....lol

bye and regards to all

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

ang ganda ng princess kleid ni MC....bagay sa kanya at pink pa.

really, cute nya sa princess na kleid na yon......

ganda pa nya.....

gail said...

the look she has talagang interested.

i never liked sewing

Mitch said...

Daig pa nya ako hehe!

Auee said...

Very nice :-)
I hate sewing so much I used to pass my Lola's works as my Home Economic projects. I regret that now because paying for simple alterations can cost you a lot over here. I hope MC retains the interest until her grown up years.

Christianne said...

MC and IC, you've been tagged by Annika! :) http://bochie.livejournal.com/

Heart of Rachel said...

Wow, those are lovely mittens. Great job MC! She surely learns fast. I'm sure she will create more lovely clothes for her dolls soon.

rowena said...

Hi Racquel, wow ang galing naman. Please tell MC that I find her so cute while sewing her doll's mittens. And she really has the patience noh...My kids haven't experienced doing that yet. Am the one who's scared that they might prick themselves, he he. Paranoid momma...

Analyse said...

she really looks serious with the task! and hey, she did a great job!

haze said...

Very patient learner ! Keep it up and her creation is just simply beautiful ;)! Does that mean she will be a future top class designer ?

raqgold said...

hi moms - MC did enjoy doing that mittens. in fact, she's been the one urging me to sit down more on the sewing machine so she would learn how to use it. but i told her she better learn with the hands first. her next project? a doll's dress! let's wish her luck!