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Re: Who first taught you to sew?

My mother first taught me to sew when I was young. She would let me sew on scraps like a lot of others. I think my first project was also an apron. She also taught me to embroider at a fairly young age. I made blocks with baby animals that I turned into a quilt for my baby (30 years ago!). When I was in junior high and had to take home ec I had already been making more complex things than the simple blouse in 7th grade and an A-line skirt w/ a zipper in 8th grade. I joined 4-H in 4th grade and took sewing projects every year.

My mother made a lot of my clothes when I was younger from her old clothes (especially coats.) I still have old buttons that she removed from worn out garments. I still thank my mother every time I do something creative, even though she's been gone for 21 years now.