Learning to Sew
I’m quite new at learning to sew myself, so I only this week started teaching my 10 year old daughter how to sew! As I suspected she would, she loves it!
I started her off with sewing a simple tea towel.
All it took was cutting out a rectangle, pressing the hem, and then turning it under and pressing it again. Once the hem was sewn all around, my daughter could have fun decorating it.
Then she decided to sew some handkerchiefs for her grandpa for Father’s Day.
This was done the exact same way, except we cut out smaller squares instead. She very much enjoyed experimenting with all the fancy stitch patterns on the machine:
Handkerchiefs and tea towels make ideal first learning to sew projects. I’m glad I let my daughter experiment with all the stitch patterns. She really knows her way around the machine now.
My daughter loved sewing so much that she moved on to making her own tote bag. She decided it would make a great birthday present for a friend.
She chose some jean fabric we had on hand for the tote and we cut out the front and back and handle.
Then she chose some crazy fabric for the tote bag lining and we cut out the front and back.
Next time I will show you the finished tote bag. I am enjoying learning to sew with my daughter! She’s a natural! She has really caught the sewing bug and you should see the list of things she wants to see next. It’s a good thing we have a bunch of hand-me-down fabric.
What have you been sewing, knitting, crocheting, or making in your home or homeschool this week? Feel free to share and link up!
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