Re: Sewing and Scouts
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU)
Fri, 15 Nov 1996 08:54:22 CST
On Thu, 14 Nov 1996 19:38:39 -0700 Jan Mussler said:
>My older son (age 8
>and a Bear) has been fascinated for some time with my sewing machine.
>He's been asking for ages for me to let him sew. I was 14 before my Mom
>would let me touch her machine but I swallowed hard and let him sew some
>patches on felt.
When I was about 8, my mother bought a new sewing machine. Along with it
came a set of lessons. She really didn't need the lessons but she arranged
for my sister and I to take them instead. The only cost was a materials
packet for each of us (about $4.00 several years ago!). I don't do a lot
of sewing, but what I learned in that class made it possible for me to make
occasional use of the new sewing machine. My sister was a year younger.
I think these lessons were instrumental in her choosing to work for one of
the national fabric store chains. In any case, we both knew how to use the
machine properly (not necessarily the way Mom used it) and it lasted the
family for a good many years.
The store was a little concerned about the kids taking the class but Mom
convinced them that we would do well. She took us to the lessons and then
went elsewhere in the store until we finished! I think we did well. BTW,
I was the first male to take lessons as far as the teacher could remember!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City