Last month, I introduced my 8 year old son and 5 year old daughter to sewing. After practicing the techniques I shared about in my previous post (Part 1), both were ready to attempt sewing with a real sewing needle almost immediately after.
They weren’t scared at all at the thought of using an actual needle… and honestly, neither was I… not anymore! Finally, I felt confident in their ability to hold the needle properly and to pay attention when practicing their stitches. That was a major goal concerning sewing – getting them comfortable with holding the needle and piercing the fabric with it… without any fear!
In fact, my 5 year old girl and 8 year old boy both blurted out “Wow! This is so much fun!” while doing this new sewing activity… and my mommy ears couldn’t have been happier! That’s what it’s all about, you know? It’s gotta be fun for them. And when they’re having fun, this momma bear feels like all is well in the world.
In this activity, your child will learn how to pierce felt (or fabric) with an actual sewing needle and have the opportunity to practice sewing their stitches.
Here are some pictures of my son, Addi, practicing his stitches. He’s trying out the thimble too – though it surely doesn’t fit on any other finger besides his thumb…
I am so proud of him and how quickly he has learned how to sew these simple stitches. Cant wait to see what he uses these skills for in the future!