Originally published Oct 26, 2010. Have any recommendations for kid sewing project books?
Our neighbor was moving this summer gave us a sewing machine she didn’t want any more. I told James it could be his machine and for the past couple months James pleaded for me to teach him how to use it. I put it off while I was hugely pregnant and put it off while I was just newly post partum, but finally, Finally the other day I got it together to show him how to sew.
We got a fabric scrap out and I just had him stitch all over it to get the feel of how the machine works.
He enjoyed “making roads” and liked finding out what the zig-zag switch did. I was surprised at how easily he manipulated the fabric.
I thought he’d like a quick feeling of accomplishment so I grabbed a cloth diaper that had seen better days- it h ad a ripped corner. I trimmed it for him and then he sewed a zig-zag stitch along the edge and a straight stitch next to that. Thanks for the repair job James! I see some fun sewing projects in our future!