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Teaching Children to Sew during the Pandemic

user-7455951 | Posted in New to Sewing on

I live in a different state from my granddaughter who has asked me to teach her to sew.  I’d like to help out and give her parents time to do their own work.  Her mom has a machine but little experience or time.  Does anyone know a website or just simple projects–even hand projects–that I could do with her?  I was thinking of using FaceTime.


  1. user-7669417 | | #1

    i think there is a web site on youtube that introduces young sewers (and would be sewers) to the ins/outs of beginning sewing. isn't it sad they are not taught this highly usable craft in schools anymore?

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      riot203 | | #2

      My children are in CT and were both taught in middle school - I think we are really rare though :(

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    riot203 | | #3

    How old is she?

    1. user-7455951 | | #4

      Hi she is an enthusiastic 7 year old. It needs to be easy. I have wondered if it is just too difficult to do this via FaceTime. Hoping that this virus slows down this summer so she can visit. We could get some of the basics down together.

      Any ideas?

      1. user-7669417 | | #5

        i know my great niece is interested in making face masks. that may be an easy way for her to get started. maybe have her enroll in a local 4-H club.

  3. Brindale | | #6

    Sewing is a very useful skills to be taught to kids. This is the right time to teach them instead of allowing them to spend too much time over tv, internet, and video games.

  4. user-7455951 | | #7

    Totally agree with you on that score. I also think that the value of sewing helps to ground a child's sensory perception, improve manipulative skills and develop the brain. It helps adults as well! I hope she can visit this summer.

  5. Shawsteven | | #8

    Sewing is a useful skill and everyone should learn it. I appreciate you!

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