I’ve been giving a friend’s daughter sewing lessons, she’s 10 and it’s been really interesting. I’ve done bits of sewing with Caitlin and Noah but they are still pretty young and so their capabilities are pretty limited. A is just that bit older and so can do the things I show her with very little help. We’ve been concentrating on sewing a tote bag, which is lined so she’s had to tack all of the seams and then machine it all together. I also let her embroider her name onto a pocket which she was massively impressed with! She finished the bag just in time for half term and was so proud of herself and rightly so!!
Next half of term we’re going to attempt a beanbag!! That’s a lot of hand tacking to be done…I hope I don’t put her off!!!