Tuesday, October 6, 2009

3 Quick Questions: Emily from Super Stitches

Strawberry Potholder

Emily is a 9 year old skateboarder learning to sew, that alone is inspiration enough for 3 Quick Questions. I think you'll really enjoy this one!

What inspired you to start creating?

My mom is the one who inspired me to start sewing. Seeing my mom sew made me want to learn how. She is the one who is teaching me. She has her own sewing blog as well. It is www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com. There are several pictures of me on her blog wearing clothes that she has made for me. You can see them if you scroll down to previous posts on her blog. She is actually an inspiration for many. She has been teaching my cousin to sew this week. You can see what she is learning on my mom's blog. And my six year old brother has joined me for many of my sewing lessons and has sewn many of the projects himself. There are pictures of him on my blog. She has given one of my best friends lessons. There are pictures of her sewing with my brother and I on my blog.

Egg Cozy

If you could spend more time on one thing what would it be?

If I could spend more time on one thing, it would be even more sewing because sewing is so much fun. I love to create and design things; so I am looking forward to learning all that I can so I can do more. I have lots of ideas. I just need to know how to make them happen. Currently my focus has been hand sewing projects. My mom wants me to learn to hand sew well. I have learned some basic as well as embroidery stitches, for example, the basting stitch, the running stitch, backstitch, gathering stitch, hemming stitch, slip stitch, chain stitch, stem stitch, French knots, blanket stitch and the cross stitch.

Baby's bib

I have done several hand sewn projects: a drawstring bag, strawberry pot holder, egg cozy, elf slippers, frog pin cushion, a baby's bib and Barbie doll swim suit coverup and pool bag. The hand sewn projects I have left to do are: sock doll, felt cap and mittens, cat purse, apron, pom pom and tassel. After I complete these last few things, hopefully within the next few weeks, then my mom will start teaching me machine sewing. She actually let me get on the machine this week. I made a little purse which I designed myself. I did not use a pattern.

Barbie doll swim suit coverup and pool bag

What's next for you creatively?

As far as what is next for me creatively, I'll probably start designing my own patterns and sewing clothes for people. I want to learn to sew anything I can. I think it would be neat if I could redecorate my room with things I have sewn, like curtains for instance. When I was six years old, I gave sewing lessons to a ten year old. I would like to start teaching sewing again. Actually, this week, I have shown my cousin how to do some of the basic hand and embroidery stitches.

Emily teaching hand-stitching and embroidery

My goal is to be on the sewing machine by the time I am 9. When I started my blog back in April, I was just learning these basic stitches, and soon I'll be on the machine. Those who read my blog will be able watch me go from knowing basically nothing to being able to do some really awesome creations. They will actually be able to watch me grow and grow up. It will be an exciting journey for all. I hope you can be a part of it. You can keep up with my progress by signing up to be my follower and putting me on your blog roll. Please be sure to say "Hi" when you come by and visit. I am Super Stitches at www.sewingsister.blogspot.com .

Emily's first sewing machine project

9 comments:

littlechrissy said...

Nice work Emily! Great creations for someone so young. You'll be one to watch...

Tania said...

You go girl! I wish I had learned to sew as young as you!

i cant sew said...

isnt seh beautiful!! and so very clever. i am lucky to have two girls who are totally into sewing too. i need to do a post on their latest makes which they have already gifted to their friends. i love it when they stitch!
smooches for a great week

clare's craftroom said...

How good is that !

molly said...

wow emily! you are a true talent. keep up the good work.

Elise said...

great post and great work - well done !

Hot Fudge said...

What a fabulous interview - it's so reassuring to know that there are little designers out there waiting to take us into the future. Well done!

Emily Rose said...

Hi this is Emily. I just wanted to see if this post was still up. Blogger deleted my blog super stitches years ago and I waited until I turned 13 to start again. I am now 16. I'm still sewing and teaching sewing. I'm still a skateboarder. Although I do more Advanced stuff now in both aspects. I have a new blog now which is

emilyfashionista.blogspot.com

I'd love for you to check it out and see the difference from 7 years ago. (Wow is been 7 years!)

Fashionista Emily

Emily Rose said...

Hi this is Emily. I just wanted to see if this post was still up. Blogger deleted my blog super stitches years ago and I waited until I turned 13 to start again. I am now 16. I'm still sewing and teaching sewing. I'm still a skateboarder. Although I do more Advanced stuff now in both aspects. I have a new blog now which is

emilyfashionista.blogspot.com

I'd love for you to check it out and see the difference from 7 years ago. (Wow is been 7 years!)

Fashionista Emily