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  1. February 10, 2014
    Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds

    Oh my gosh this is the sweetest post! I β™₯ her little hand sewn plate — definitely a keepsake. And your right — she’ll probably grow up to be quite the seamstress! xoxo

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    • February 10, 2014
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Clydia! Lila’s thrill at being crafty really is so wonderful. If she has this kind of interest now, she’s going to be sewing circles (or gasp, double-needled hems!) around me by the time she’s 12.

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  2. February 10, 2014
    Kenz, Interiors By Kenz

    I loved this post more than anything. I cant wait to give Evelyn sewing plates.

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    • February 10, 2014
      Tara

      I can’t wait to find out what kind of kid Evelyn is. She might be the only five year old with her own cordless drill! πŸ˜‰

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  3. February 10, 2014
    Natalie

    How sweet! Yes, I sew and I can’t wait to teach one of my girls. I have been doing a few projects with my oldest, MaΓ―an, but her interest is not really there. Alix, on the other hand, just turned four and seems to be very excited about the prospect of sewing. Woohoo! I might start soon! If you’re looking for a couple more series on teaching kids to sew, try Welcome to the Mousehouse and A Jennuine Life. Both blogs had really good series this past January.

    Natalie
    XX

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    • February 10, 2014
      Tara

      Nat, you are my sewing idol! I wish you lived on my street. I would drag my sewing machine over to your place and pay you for lessons.

      Thank you for the recommendations – I’m definitely checking out those tutorials. And if you ever decide to do a Sewing with Kids series (when you think Alix is ready?) – let me know. I’m tuning in for that!

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  4. February 10, 2014
    Amy of while wearing heels

    Precious. Absolutely precious. I love this post and that crafty little girl of yours. She did a great job. You realize that isn’t just sewing but embroidering, right? I’m impressed.

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    • February 10, 2014
      Tara

      Now my kid really HAS beaten me in the Sewing World. I can’t embroider at all. And my five year old is doing it?

      FIgures.

      If she had her way, she’d be using the glue gun too. I have to keep something for when she’s 6! πŸ˜‰

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  5. February 20, 2014
    Bronwyn MayB

    I adore this idea! My mom used to come to the school in Grade 3 each year and teach the kids how to sew a little cross stitch pattern. I learned that at her knee around 4 or 5. It was so amazing to see something come to beauty from just a little bit of thread and needle. When I first used a sewing machine, I was 10 and assured my mother I could do it myself since I had watched her so often. I made an apron. It was completely unusable!!! And utterly hilarious.

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    • February 23, 2014
      Tara

      I wish I knew how to cross-stitch. I know that Lila would love it. She’s aching for a sewing machine, but I know she’s not ready.

      I think that I need to brush up on my own sewing skills before I teach her! πŸ˜‰

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  6. February 22, 2014
    Betsy

    This is super sweet. I now want to learn the craft of sewing with my daughter. I think she would create the most beautiful sewing projects for kids because she is so artistic. Thanks for this Tara.

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    • February 23, 2014
      Tara

      I think that I had been underestimating what Lila could do! She’s just got a VERY basic sewing kit for her birthday, so we’ll see what she can create from that!

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  7. February 25, 2014
    Sophia

    My brother and I started “sewing” with six or seven years and we loved it, but we were really frustrated when the floss slipped out of the needle because we couldn’t put it back, so sometimes we just glued it together xx

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    • March 1, 2014
      Tara

      I love that. I can totally see Lila – my crafty little gal – glueing her yarn when she couldn’t sew it properly!

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  8. February 6, 2017
    Ami

    THANK YOU!!! My son has been asking me to teach him for awhile now and I have not known how to start so we could be successful – fun yet instructional. THE PLATE IDEA WAS GENIUS!!! I have some plates with my husband’s college football team logo (Go Cougs!) and he AND the 2yo girlie are making them for Father’s Day!! We only get a few stitches at a time – still learning the up and down, and unpicking the “around” stitches, but they LOVE their plates! I had read other places to start on the machine…but it didn’t feel right for my guy – and this way lil sis has joined in too!!! NIRVANA!!!! Thank you FOREVER!!! <3

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