When I was a teenager, my mother taught me how to sew. Every summer I had a sewing project or two that I had to accomplish. It worked and I enjoy sewing when I have the time.
Now that we live in the same town as my parents, my mom said she would like to teach Sarah how to sew this summer. Sarah was quite agreeable and the two of them have had fun for the past two weeks working on this project together.
Mom had asked Sarah if there was any thing special she wanted to sew. After some thought, Sarah decided she wanted new summer pajamas. Since my mother has always made all my kids pajamas, she loved the idea that she would teach Sarah to sew her own “Grandma Jammies”. They went shopping and found two different fabrics. One is a woven cotton print, and the other is a knit fabric.
They started with a simple pair of pajama shorts. Elastic waist, no pockets. Mom was really surprised at how fast Sarah picked it up. She cut out the shorts one day, then sewed them the next. They turned out really great and we found a tank top to go with them.
Then they cut out the knit and made a pair of shorts along with a tank top type shirt. Working with knits is a little bit trickier than wovens, but Sarah persevered and in two days finished the shorts and shirt.
Now Grandma and Sarah are planning another sewing project together. Sarah says she is not sure if she wants to make a tote bag or a quilt. What ever they decide together, I am sure it will be wonderful.