She asks to sew all the time. Sadly, I don’t say ‘yes’ near enough. Sewing doesn’t come easily to me and she needs a lot of help. She found one of my sewing books and really wanted to make some bows for her hair and her sister’s. I knew I’d be making 95% of the bows, and though I wasn’t excited about sewing bows, she was. I want to me more of a “yes” mom than a “not now”, “hold on”, “no” or “maybe later” mom. More “yes” to her and her siblings.
So, we made bows. (I’m not posting a tutorial because we followed a pattern in Simple Sewing by Katie Lewis)
She picked the fabric, the size, and the clips. She did the cutting and a good portion of the sewing. And she beamed.
Before I know it she’ll be the one teaching me how to sew. I’ll probably still be making crooked curtains and lacking patience to measure perfectly. I’ll probably have to call out for her and ask her to come help me figure out the pattern I don’t want to follow. When that day comes, I hope she smiles at me and says “yes”.