teaching children how to sew
My children always see me sewing and they are interested.
I have been thinking of a way to teach them beginning sewing.
I remember as a kid spending many hours embroidering with my mother. She was a school teacher, so the summer was long, and living in the country side, there was not so much to do!
So we did a lot of embroidery!
I would say I am a good "cross stitcher", a decent "stem stitcher" and I am still working on some other stitches!
But the point is that I am not afraid to try, after all it is for personal enrichment, not a contest!!!
My kids did get the stitching cards, you know the ones with the shapes and the colored shoes laces, they are a great beginning.
Here is the link: http://www.ottobredesign.com/fi/kaavat/pdf/sew_and_colour.pdf
There are 4 dogs to stitch and color, if the stitching does not go well, they can at least color them!
I printed mine on cardstock.
I then punched some holes so it would be easy to see where to sew, it was a little tedious!
My daughter was quite happy and went right to work, perfect activity for a sunny and cold afternoon!