There is nothing more satisfying to me than to see the smile on the face of a beginner who sees their first sewing project completed. That "Wow, I did it myself!" is worth so much not only to the teacher, but to the student as well.
Today, I taught my grandson's girl friend how to sew a simple project. She had never used a sewing machine before. I started her right in on sewing a project. There was no practicing on paper or pieces of fabric. That bores most young people. I had her sew a "Wonder Wallet". It is a "Lazy Girl Design" . You can order the pattern at http://www.lazygirldesigns.com
It is a great quick and easy project that takes very little fabric. Everyone can use one.
This gal had admired my "Wonder Wallet." I told her she could make her own. She said she would like to learn to sew someday. Well, today was the day. Now, that she has her own "Wonder Wallet", she wants to make more for gifts for her family and friends. Then, she wants to make some "pillows" and other things, like maybe a "skirt". I think she is "hooked". How cool is that!
In the process of sewing her wallet, she learned how to operate the sewing machine, how to sew straight, how to backstitch, how to stitch a knot, how to topstitch, how to zigzag, how to pivot a corner, how to prepare fabric, how to cut with dress maker shears, how to measure and cut fabric, how to follow sewing instructions, how to press, how to sew Velcro, how to turn a corner right side out, plus many sewing tips and more sewing techniques. All that she accomplished in a few minutes time. Best of all, she had something to show for her efforts and she was proud of it.
Teach someone to sew. It is sew much fun! You will enjoy it as much as they do.
We really need to pass on the art and the joy of sewing.
To Your Sewing Success,
PS: Have you taught someone to sew or are you learning? Tell me about your sewing experiences. I'd love to hear them. Please comment here on my blog.
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