My girls have been begging me to teach them how to sew, to let them use my real machine.
And understandably so. Their cheap little chain stitching machine chews the fabric and cant even sew a straight line without getting jammed up.
So I mustered up a whole lot of patience and prepared myself for one stressful sewing session, only to be pleasantly surprised at the fun we ended up having together!
We picked the simplest pattern I could think of, hooray for headbands.
I cut the pieces out and then they each had a turn sitting on my lap at the sewing machine.
They guided the fabric through (with a little assistance. Didn't want punctured fingers in the first lesson), lifted levers, pressed buttons, and most importantly felt like they were really sewing.
It was wonderful!
All in all, a huge success. Not too long a project, something simple, but also rewarding.
Now they each have their own headband and are thrilled to tell people they made it themselves!