So, I’ve been very busy at ReChic Unique. I’ve been giving lessons to two great girls, Addison and Maddie. Their enthusiasm inspires me! Addison is 8 and has been telling me that she’s going to teach her kids to sew even if they are boys. She’s a laugh a minute. I’ve been teaching her for about a year now and she’s really getting into it. She and her mom were both excited when she started sewing her own patches on her Brownie vest. Her mom doesn’t sew at all so they had quite a collection going! I let her borrow one of the student sewing machines because the one they have at home is an old hand me down and doesn’t work right. Mom was thrilled when Addison went home and sewed and didn’t need any help because she was already familiar with the machine from her lessons. She has sewn several of her Brownie patches on all by herself at home and some here during her lessons. She has trouble with some of the oddly shaped ones, so I guide her through those. She’s also working on a frog duffel bag. You can see her pinning the pattern to the green fabric in this picture.
Addison also helped me come up with a list of ideas for my Kids Craft Days this summer. She already has her next two projects picked out and her fabric purchased! What a hoot!
Maddie is just as bright and funny, but in a more subdued way. She’s also a little older, 11. She’s made a few projects already too and only had 7 lessons. I have pictures of an ottoman and an embroidered pillow, but she’s also made a simple dress and a pincushion. Way to go, Maddie! Maddie is taking the summer off because of a busy schedule, but I hope to see her adorable face back here in the fall!
Both girls are so enthusiastic to learn to sew! I love seeing interest like that in such young girls. It inspires me to make the learning fun for them while challenging them at the same time. Keep up the good work girls! Maddie, keep practicing over the summer. If you need ideas on simple things you can do to improve your skills over the summer, just ask.
Have a great day!