Sunday, April 10, 2011
My 6 soon to be 7 year old has decided she wants to learn how to sew. I was waiting for this day, with both excitement and dread. How was I going to teach the basics? I remember a little from when I was starting out, 30 some odd years ago. I started with the parts of the machine, and the tools she will be using, Then went to sewing lines on paper. She was really good at following straight lines, so I went to Kids Learning Station, a place I usually go to find worksheets for my preschooler. They have scissors skills worksheets, and we used those for her to stitch curved and zigzagged lines.
We're done for the day, but I promised her next weekend we would start a project together, like a little bag (thinking of doing LGD's Maggie Bag because it is so simple). I also ordered Sewing Machine Fun For Kids to help me teach her.
I hope I am doing OK! I want her to love sewing, and one day quilting, as much as I do!! Does anyone have stories of when they learned to sew?