My girls are now 5 and 7 years old - and definitely old enough to learn how to sew. We've done little bits and pieces before - but I want to start some real projects with them, that they can do mostly themselves, and get something they want at the end of it.
At the beginning of the school holidays, they asked if they could make pencil cases, so today, we finally got around tuit!
They have amazingly good control with the machine. Even managing with the zipper foot!
And pretty good with the pins too! no accidental pin pricks for either of them! Only me!!!
I had to cut the fabric
(mental note to buy a smaller pair of dressmaking scissors that they can manage with their little hands).
And I helped my younger daughter with the pinning a little.
I also did the iron on applique, and the finishing topstitch.
I really want to get them making things to practice. Not just endless straight lines on scrap bits of paper - but real projects, so they don't get bored - and have something to show for their hard work and concentration at the end of it all!
I took pictures along the way, and made a PDF tutorial for this so the girls can print it out and keep it
(I'm sure that will be great show and tell material for school one day!)
What age were you when you learnt to sew? Have you taught your kids? How are you teaching them?
Or maybe you're learning to sew yourself now? Through online courses? Classes? I'd love to hear how everyone learnt or is learning...