About - Sew Simple, Lana Odell

My passion for sewing started when I was a little girl growing up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  My mother sewed all the time and could make just about anything.  It was fascinating to see my mom sew.  I used to sit down next to her and just watch.  I wanted to learn to sew like her, but she didn’t let me near her old, black Singer sewing machine!

When I was seven years old, I was so desperate to sew that I ripped my doll’s dress into pieces and then hand-sewed it back together.  I was so proud of myself.  When I showed my mother, she realized it was time to teach me how to sew.

I have so many good memories of my mom and I sewing together.  And do you remember that old black Singer?  Yes, when I was good enough with hand sewing, my mom let me use it!

I have always heard that history repeats itself and my 11-year-old daughter, has proven it to me.  For years, she watched me sew, just like I watched my own mother.  A few years ago, she asked me to teach her.  She invited a small group of friends to sew with us and we had a wonderful time.  The girls started spreading the word that I was teaching sewing classes, and that’s how Sew Simple LLC was born: by passing on sewing skills from mother to daughter.

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