Thinking about teaching a child to sew?
My youngest daughter Yiscah first started sewing when she was three. I vividly remember how she used to peek into the room whenever I was teaching a class so she could watch the older girls sew. After every class she’d ask me why she couldn’t join in. Being the wise parent, I told her that she was too little just yet but she always insisted she wasn’t. One day I decided to let her sew something simple and to my surprise, she did a pretty good job… and she altered forever my ideas about when you should start teaching a child to sew. I still find people who believe, as I once did, that children have to be a bit older before they start sewing. Not true. So here are some tips to help you maximize enjoyment and minimize problems when you teach a child to sew.
1. Getting them excited
handmade by amalia says
My niece is constantly after me for little sewing projects
She is six, low on skills but high on motivation 🙂
so I'm looking forward to part 2!!!
trixi symonds says
Wanting to sew is the best starting point…and with a little practice she'll be making her own cushions and softies!