B2 has been begging to sew. Usually he asks during music lessons, when I’m working on my Dutch Quilt. Sorry, but I’m not letting him learn on my Dutch Quilt when I have a huge stash of fabrics at home that would be available to him. I also don’t think during his brother and sister’s music lessons is the best time to learn sewing. This week he remembered about sewing after we left music lessons, so I said sure. Then I added the magic words “Would you like to try the sewing machine?” He was ecstatic.
He is not touching my Janome 9700 embroidery machine, but I kept my old basic machine for just such an occasion. G1 has tried a couple of times, but sewing is not her thing. (translation: She hates it.) I think a big part of it was having control of a gas pedal, but B2 absolutely loved it. I had him sew on paper to get the feel for it.
He did some free-style,
and he tried following a pencil line. Not bad for a first time seven-year-old.
He is really excited to try some more. I have a few projects up my sleeve for him.