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.|