All Sewn Up! By Anne
MY SEWING MACHINE|
The needle going up and down.
Bobbin, spool and thread.
The sound it makes
is music to my head.
The flow of fabric.
But most of all its fun
sewing on a machine like this one.
~Written by a middle school student for a class project.
This sewing adventure of mine has been long and has been a dream. I wanted to learn to sew but I had no experience and a little fear too. The desire in my heart and soul never would go away though. I have been wanting to sew for 12 years and I let all this time go by. After my grandmother gave me a sewing machine, the desire became stronger. I found All Sewn Up. When I arrived, Anne, I felt at home. It's Anne's home and she makes you feel at home. She knows what she is doing. Every detail. You won't feel uncomfortable to ask anything and you won't be ignored. This is Anne's Baby, "Teaching Sewing." She is professional about it and great at it. Thank you Anne for teaching me to sew. Now it's a dream come true.
- Love, Joy (adult student)
"I thought it was a really good class. Anne worked well with all the kids. She is nice, encouraging and happy. I had a lot of fun!"
- student, age 9, daughter of Marie
|This is my daughter’s third year taking classes with Anne and we have no intention of stopping any time soon! Anne is not only incredibly talented at what she does and the way she teaches, but is so incredibly and genuinely kind that I would sign my daughter up just to have quality time with her! Every term, I am impressed with the progression in sewing skills and the wonderful, student chosen creations that are made!! We feel so lucky and thankful to have Anne as a teacher!!!
I'm attaching some pictures of the finished chair. Thank you very much for the guidance to see me through a project I wouldn't have otherwise taken on. It is really rewarding to sit in that glider and put my feet up on the ottoman with the baby on my lap.
I got a ton out of my time your Studio. I learned how to use my sewing machine and I had a lot of fun doing it! Thank you! I know where to go the next time I have a sewing project! "
"Anne, I just had to write and tell you about our very successful sewing weekend. A week or so ago I sent you a note regarding measurements for some pillows Hannah and I were making for her classroom. You gave us some good advice and we were off to JoAnn Fabrics for our supplies. So on Saturday, we sat down and began the project. Hannah was a model of self-confidence as she set up the sewing machine, ran a bobbin and then very quickly ran the seams for the four pillows. She encountered a few bumps along the way, but she was confident she could solve the problems and told me about Miss Anne's optimistic approach to sewing - several times. We completed the pillows yesterday and she brought them in to her teacher this morning. Mrs."P" was overwhelmed by the gesture and Hannah was delighted and so very proud she was able to contribute to her classroom.
It was remarkable - THANK YOU for inspiring Hannah to be such a self-confident seamstress. You can be sure she will be signing up for more lessons next year...again, thanks so much Anne!
- Susan (sewing camp parent)