Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Birthday Sewing Machine

Well, we did it. We bought the 8-year-old a used Janome 3128 for his birthday (Thanks to Sewista for reviewing this machine!). He's been borrowing my machine to make this big blanket to use as a tent and talked about making PJ's, so I figured why not. Then I worried about how it would go over - will he think it's weird that we gave him this instead of a video game or something? See for yourself:



As soon as he saw the foot pedal on top he knew what it was before I even got it out of the box. I'd say this is happiness.



Here's a sample of his sewing technique - lots of lectures about fingers and needles were given, of course. He does have to learn that this machine doesn't automatically sew backward with the push of a button like mine - that's why he's pushing the back-up lever and waiting for something magical to happen.



Here's his first creation - I see a monogramming business in his future...NOT! I did hear him say, "Oh, now I've got to get some fabric." Maybe I'll let him borrow my Hancock gift card...

3 comments:

KID, MD said...

That is awesome!! Way to go for teaching that boy a wonderful skill! Some day he can pass it on to his wife... ;-)

Junior said...

I love it!!! That is precious! I'm glad he's learning that skill too. Joe had to learn when he joined the army so Lucas will be ahead of the game if he ever joins the military. Memaw would love that video!

Pammie said...

That is really too adorable - and what an artist! I see talent in his monogramming!