Welcome – A Little Info On Me

 

featherweight sewing machine-tm. I’m going  to talk about a passion I have had since I was about 6 years old. It’s sewing!

I may need to back track a little. My family has always been performers in Show Business. I’m the 6th generation in my family to be performers. My Mother was a dancer and made all her own costumes. With the material she had left over, I would sew costumes for my dolls. I didn’t have baby dolls, oh no! I had dolls that looked like young ladies. I sewed these costumes by hand and did my best to make them look like my Mother’s dance costume.

Then we made a trip to California where my Mother danced in a movie called A Carnival in Mexico. We stayed at the home of a friend who had a day care. She also had A TREDDLE SEWING MACHINE!!! I talked her into teaching me to sew on it and my eyes were opened up to heaven. I could sew faster and better then by hand and that passion has stayed with me ever since.

Of course, when we got back to PA , I wanted my own sewing machine. My Grandmother bought me my first one. A cute little Singer Featherweight sewing machine and I was in love. That was in 1950 and guess what, I still have that little machine and it still works great. Oops, guess I’m giving up my age. Oh well! Add that to the 7 other machines I own and you can imagine what my house looks like!

As I grew up in my Mother’s dance studio, I kept on sewing and even added sewing clothes for my self. Later, I made costumes for my Mother and I when we performed as a song & dance duo called Molly & Me.

I can tell you more about that later. I’m not writing a book. Just a blog for now and my main focus is on sewing quilts, crafts and machine embroidery. I teach all these things at Expert Sewing in Port Charlotte, FL and I love it and my students. I also have a store on Etsy with a friend of mine. Ann and I sell the things we love to make. …elegant handmade and embroidered items Our shop is called ALLTHISNTHAT. Check us out.

I have so much to share with you but this first blog is to introduce myself to you and let you know that in future I will be passing on tips and fun information for anyone who likes to do machine embroidery, make quilts, or crafts. If you have a question, feel free to ask me. I hope to give advice on why an embroidery design puckers, or why my quilt isn’t hanging straight. There is so much we can get into and I will try to do it all with fun and maybe a little laughter.

Thanks for reading this and please make a note to follow me so you don’t miss any update.

Molly

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Author: Sewing Scoupe

I'm a lady who has had a passion for sewing since I was a child. I love to quilt, to make sewing crafts and I LOVE to machine embroidery. Would love to hear from you about what you like to sew. Also hope to answer any questions you may have and would love suggestions for topics for my blog.

2 thoughts on “Welcome – A Little Info On Me”

  1. What a wonderful blog on quilting. Thank you so much for the info on the puckering. I will be looking forward to what else you can share with us sewers as I too have a passion for it since I sewed my first doll outfit by hand before I could read. There is such a feeling of accomplishment when we see the finished product but the journey is the fun part and thank you for any and all help you can share for the next journey.

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