Sew Silly

There was a hole in my jumper

I sewed it, I sewed it

There was a hole in my jumper

I sewed it with thread

My kids can’t do sewing

I showed them, I showed them

My kids don’t do sewing

They throw out instead

So I do it for them

And moan while I do it

So I do it for them

There’s a hole in my head

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29 thoughts on “Sew Silly”

    1. Oh, they can be very casual, at times, about things that can be repaired. I still use a cobblers. I call it my war gene, Chris. Plus, it was my favourite jumper. My we one had just asked what I was doing so I sang it to her. 🙂

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  1. I laughed.
    I’m rubbish at repairs, but I’ll still try to repair before I throw out.
    At Christmas my sister let down up the hem of my nephew’s new jeans. He’s 25. He was stunned that she could do it invisibly. When my mum taught us how to hem we were told off if it wasn’t invisible.

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    1. It was part of the curriculum when I was in primary school, April, and I’m not sorry. I’ve had loads of pleasure from all kinds of sewing and embroidery. A couple of my kids have shown enough interest to learn some of it but usually just ask me to do it for them claiming they don’t do it well enough. I’m eejit enough to agree. Hem my curtains, take up my hems, sew on a button. Think they’re at the madam. 😉

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      1. I was terrible at sewing at school. I discovered cross-stitch as an adult, but I’ve never managed to get into embroidery, but I can still do an invisible hem. On a slightly different tack I can knit a sock to die for.

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      2. Another dying art, April. My mum taught me to knit, although she would have been the first to say she wasn’t all that great at it – once attempted a pair of working soncks for my dad and stopped after the first one when it stood up on its own and could fit over his boots instead of under! My gran was the one that encouraged me and I loved doing all my babies’ shawls and itsy jumpers. 🙂 We should start a sewing and knitting bee! Someone here on WP was talking about ‘stitch amd bitch’ clubs. I hadn’t heard of them but thought it was a bit harsh! As if. 😉

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      3. Stitch and Bitch clubs are quite common among knitters. They’re just places where you meet to knit and talk.
        I love watching the Sewing Bee on TV. I know I could never do what they do, but their enthusiasm and skill just transport me.
        I can’t even talk about my first sock. It was dreadful. There was a huge hole in the gusset. And I was a good knitter when I made it. Now I only wear socks that I’ve made. I recommend ‘Socktopus’ which taught me how to measure my own feet (which are so big that I know men with smaller feet). If you can buy socks that fit your feet, it doesn’t matter, but women’s socks were too small and men’s socks were too big. I love knitting fancy socks, even if I know no one else will see them.

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  2. The rhythm is catchy momus. I do sew the odd button on being a single lad, but if it gets to hems I go visit my mum and repair something around her house, with a sneaky request for help with the said alteration 😀
    Yes, I’m one of those ‘children’ coming for help 😀

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    1. That reminds me of my sister taking a sewing exam and thinking she’d made rather a good job of a pair of shorts from a pattern and material provided. Until she heard the others talk about how awkward it had been to insert the sleeve. Sleeve! In shorts! She failed it. She’s always thought she should have passed for ingenuity. 😉

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