Monday, December 30, 2013

APQS expert in training

Over the holidays I had a bit of time to 'play' with the kids and this one especially was keen on trying Millie.  He knew exactly which fabrics he wanted to use, and how he wanted them assembled.
He was an expert from the start. Relaxed, focussed, and he knew what and where he was going to run those stitches.

I was equally impressed with how he caught on to using the controls of the machine. I was not allowed to help. So we practiced saying, toggle blue, toggle green..and away he went. 
He chose the colour - Aurifil 50wt in a turquoise blue. 
As I opened the drawer of thread, he gasped at all the colours and zoomed directly to the colour he wanted. No second guessing at all. 
I know right?  Like mother like son....thread candy!  Can you imagine his reaction in the Aurifil Warehouse?  

And even though it looks like someone scribbled the design...he really thought about filling the space and keeping the curves nice and rounded and flowy.

I made his little sample piece into a zipper pouch for his handheld device. 
I am so not a garment, bag, pouch sewer. 
at all. 
such a project reminds me of this always. 
And now I get reminders of my inept pouch making skills every time I see it. LOL

I did the same project with my other son. It is remarkable at how different this experience went. 
How he had no interest in being part of the camera action. 
How he had little patience and was indecisive of fabric and thread colour.

And how with his experience, I learned that my mag wheel adjustment from a few months ago is slightly incorrect - when the cutter is activated, it catches and jams on the needle - meaning, I need to re do my mag wheel adjustment and possibly retime my machine again. ARGHGHGHGHGH!

Totally not his fault, he just pushed the cutter button and the cutter jammed because of the needle positioning (my fault -mag wheel adjustment)

All for the love of my kids, right? 

And you thought my story had a happy ending!!!!

Happy New Year!  


  1. Auntie Karen5:53 PM

    Fantastic! Looks like tons of fun. What's the next project?

  2. he looks like he was having a great time, and he makes it look easy, I love seeing the next generation learning to sew


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