Learning to sew

The past year or so I have really started to enjoy sewing.  I am still learning, really, but have been able to make a few things for my girls.  So naturally they have been interested in learning to sew something themselves.  I don't know what a good age is to begin learning on a machine, but this is the second time I have given Lou (age 7 1/2) a mini sewing lesson. 

She made a pillow.  I think a pillow is a great thing to sew for a beginner because it only involves straight lines and it's fun because it's something she can actually use.  I traced around a box onto some scrap fabric we had and I cut it out since my scissors are a little dull, but next time I think I'll let her do the cutting also.

Sewing carefully at a low speed, she was able to keep a pretty straight line.

Turning the fabric right side out to prepare for stuffing.

Stuffing the pillow.

All done!  "Sew" cute, I stitched up the small hole we had left to insert the stuffing. 
Other than that, she did it entirely herself!  She wants to make more, next time
I think we can try something with a little curve to it - maybe a stocking for her
stuffed animal or doll?  We'll see!


  1. I want to come learn. Really sewing is not for me. I can do it, but it frustrates me and I hate buying the fabric and knowing all the things needed to complete a project. This hatred for sewing has been passed down to me by my mother. I probably should put the kids in lessons so that I don't pass my hatred of sewing on. I see so many cute things people do with their sewing and know I can never join in the fun.

  2. I really wish I knew how to sew!!! I would love to be able to make something for myself. That is awesome that you are teaching her!

    The pillow is adorable! Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase & hope to see you this week - http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase




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