Monday, January 30, 2012

Miniatures Monday--Sewing Machine

In honor of my 5oth year of sewing, a portrait of my first sewing machine!

I have to admit that I have always loved fabric and sewing--I think it's hereditary, as I come from a long line of seamstresses and fabric lovers. My mom started me out with some hand sewing when I was about six, and I started making simple clothes for my dolls about then.

My first sewing machine, my treasured 6" by 6" by 4" red plastic Pfaff, was a gift when I was about 8--my parents saw me drooling over it at the toy store, and surprised me with it on Christmas morning. More doll clothes projects followed--the little machine originally came with patterns and fabric for dolls.

Other sewing machines and many, many projects later, this year will mark 50 years since I took my first official sewing lesson in 4-H, on a delightful black Singer Featherweight. (How I long to have one some day!) Amazing! I can't believe so much time has gone by, accompanied by fabric and projects all along the way.

My 4-H sewing instructor inspired me to go on to study Home Economics, and earn a minor in Clothing and Textiles. I've gone on to sew clothing, quilts, and crafts of every kind, both for fun and for income. My current favorite projects? Miniature sewing--doll clothes, of course!

Other machines have come and gone, but my little red machine remains in a place of honor in my sewing room.


  1. Just found your blog on pintrest. I love it and I also love miniatures. Your blog reads like a book and I enjoy looking forward to each post. Glad I found you.


    1. Thanks, Carey! You are so kind--glad to meet you!

  2. This is really fun!

    You should tell more about your sewing history- I would love to read a post about the succession of machines you've used or coveted, the succession of all different tools you've used, etc.


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