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teaching children to sew

BonnieM16 | Posted in General Discussion on

I want to teach my grandson (he’s six and interested) how to sew and though I have a good idea how to go about it, I know there are books and even read about a business opportunity involving classes for kids.  What are the titles of the books? Any suggestions?  Projects?    Bonnie


Edited 9/10/2002 12:04:08 AM ET by Bonnie

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  1. Jeanala1 | | #1

    I taught my daughter to sew when she was 6 yrs old. I started by teaching her how to cut out easy cotton fabrics for pillow cases or dolly blankets (any subject that caught her interest really)  She loved every second of it. I tried to teach her techniques that coincided with her abilities to cut, draw, read, etc.  By the time she was in high school she was designing her own gowns.  She is now in fashion design school in NYC!  I couldn't be more proud.  Hope this help you hone that interest in your fella to coutinue in the great art of sewing!

    Jeanie

    1. BonnieM16 | | #3

      Thanks Jeanie,  My little guy will be six the end of the month and that is when I told him he would be big enough to learn.  I taught my own children to sew , both my boy and girl but that was so long ago that I can't remember just how I went about it.  My daughter is 34 and my son is 33!  Think that's an easy thing to think about - my baby is 33!   Bonnie

  2. essareff | | #2

    My very first sewing experience was to make a pair of shorts for the 2 year old boy who lived next door.  An easy project, all straight sewing, etc. which produced something useful.  I think something like this which your grandson could wear with pride would whet his interest.  No books needed.  Just a simple pattern and the mentoring of his grandmother.

    Good luck.

    Rose

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