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He loves to go fabric shopping!
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Date: 5/20/12 2:30 AM

He went to hancock with me today. We were looking at patterns and found a short pattern for him. We didn't find the right fabric for his shorts, but he found some fabric to use for a pillow!

He loves thread. He buys it in colors he likes. lol. he uses his own money to do this. He was so excited to be in the fabric store. He told the clerk all about his sewing machine. She loved how interested he is in sewing and told him it was nice to see a young man who likes to sew!

Hankcock is having a sewing camp for kids between the ages of 8 and 14. He wants to go! It all depends on our summer schedule, but he would love it! Chances are, he will be the only boy in class, but I don't think he would care. He really enjoys this hobby even if some of his friends think it is a little strange for a boy to like sewing. Just wait until they see alll the cool things he can make with fabric and a sewing machine!

After we got home, he talked my ear off as I sewed and as he worked on his machine. What a cutie!

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Date: 5/20/12 7:13 AM

You may have a future fasion designer!

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Date: 5/20/12 9:04 AM

You sound like you are having so much fun with your new machines and now your son with the sewing "bug." My children were never interested. That is great! Many of the great designers have been men so who knows where this will go!

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Date: 5/20/12 9:21 AM

Sweet!

A couple of years ago I gave my DIL a vintage sewing machine like the one I have. She was trying to figure out how to use it when my son sat down and showed her how to sew with it. He said he remembered it from when I would sometimes show him how to do it when he was a little boy watching me sew. It's funny because I don't remember specifically teaching him to sew, but he was interested enough to learn what I was doing and remember it years later!
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Date: 5/20/12 10:35 AM

The two runners up on Fashion Star were men. Most of the best designers are men... Bill Blass, Ralph Lauren just 2 of hundreds. He is developing skills with color, fiber, shapes....worthwhile in any artistic endeavour. PLUS he is learning about machinery and productive uses for it. This is all really good stuff!!!!

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Date: 5/20/12 10:58 AM

Thank you everyone! The neat thing for me is that this is a child with severe ADHD. He isn't overly hyper, but his attenion span is very short! Unless he loves something. He spent about an hour working on his machine last night. Playing with the stitches and trouble shooting. He would have sat there longer but I sent him to bed! He wants to make curtains for his room, so we will do that this summer. If any thing, he will learn a life long skill and be able to mend things as well as create things for himself and his home!

I will teach my oldest son how to mend both by hand and by machine. I want him to know enough so he can fix things. He homeschools so I plan to have him make something useful.... Pajama pants. Once he knows the basics, he likely won't be interested any more. The way I see it, this is no different then teaching him to cook, clean and do laundry. ;)

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Date: 5/21/12 10:26 AM

I think it's great that your son is sewing! My boys did some sewing with me when they were young but they did not have the enthusiasm like your son seems to. I so wished they had wanted to do it more, but not. At least they would both be able to do some simple mending if they ever needed to though.

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Date: 5/22/12 2:34 AM

I am sorry I did not reply to your message in time. I never thought to check messages because I hadn't joined friends of PR. However, I am going back up and will give you the name of the dealer. But really sorry I didn't see the message sooner.

I think it is awesome that your son sews. A lot of boys sew, they just don't admit it. But if you ever teach at youth or scout camps, you catch the boys coming into the sewing room to tailor t-shirts, fix rips, or hem shorts, and they often already know how to use the machines. Wait till he sees cool mousepads and projects he could make with a little free machine embroidery. He will be dropping feed dogs next!

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