How to teach your kids how to sew….

Call in the experts

My 6 year old daughter has really taken to sewing.  This is definitely not something that she got from me.  I can sew a button on, took home economics in high-school but would be more likely to throw something out before I mended it.  The last time I tried to wind a bobbin I nearly blew the motor in the sewing machine.

In the genes?

My grandmother was a very competent seamstress and always promised to make my wedding dress for me.  However, I took too long getting to the alter and she had passed away by then.  One of my cousins is also good at sewing but this seems to passed me by.

Phone a friend

However, we are blessed that one of my lovely neighbours Eva from Sticky Fingers Stuff is an avid stitcher and all things crafty really  and been kind enough to take time out to teach Madame how to sew.

‘It’s a pleasure to spend time stitching with M, I feel I’m passing on some of what I learned from other women in my life.’

She even has a special ‘sewing room’ which is packed with bits and bobs, everything you could imagine.

They started with some simple stitches.  Apparently the stitches even have names but don’t ask me….

How to teach kids how to sew

She’s rather good

And now have moved onto more complex projects.   There was a bit of ‘adult’ prep behind the scenes beforehand.  I think the most touching thing is the scissors that you can see.  They were Eva’s Grandmother who had a love of sewing and she has now passed them down to our daughter who is developing a love of sewing.

Sewing projects with kids

Eva has also pointed me in the direction of  The Junior Embroiderers and Textile Students website for young people who are interested in stitching for fun or as a creative art.

I can’t wait to see what they get up to next.  We can’t thank you enough Eva.



Author: mediocremum

A slightly older mum of one, who drinks far too much red wine and has an unhealthy obsession with her slow cooker. During the day she's an ICT Trainer, Social Media/Online Marketing consultant and does a bit of public speaking. Full Profile on Google+

2 thoughts on “How to teach your kids how to sew….”

  1. thank you for the rave review! i wondered why my blog was suddenly getting more visitors ….. then i followed the trail back to here

    it would be great if more children could learn basic stitching, it’s such a portable activity and brilliant for recycling – and it’s a lovely way to spend some quiet time together for adults and children

  2. How fabulous that your neighbour has kindly taught your daughter to sew. I, myself love sewing, and it is like riding a bike, once you learn you never forget. Good for her.

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