I taught my first sewing class on Saturday! Yes, someone asked ME to teach them to sew. Clearly, we will mostly be covering squares and rectangles. Actually, they asked me to teach their daughter, who is Sweetheart's age, to sew.
We started off with all the sewing stuff spread all over the table. They had to match the sticky note labels up with the items. They did pretty well. No one knew what a seam ripper was....or the pinking shears. Then we learned to tie a knot in thread. I am 39 and I just learned to do this neatly last month. The way my mom taught me I could NEVER make a good knot. Now I can. Here's the tutorial that taught me how.
And then we practiced the basic running stitch by sewing on some plastic canvas with yarn. A good way to start, I think. Here's a post that talks about starting little ones off sewing like that.
It was nice having a "class" that my girls could join too. It makes my teaching them to sew more purposeful.
Now. Speaking of sewing......my chair is FULL of fabric scraps donated by my mom to make skirts for the girls. I have to iron it and get busy. (I just got it out of the dryer) And I found some fabric on the clearance rack for a skirt for me.
AND.....our Sunday night Bible study requires some sewing too. I have the kids on Sunday nights and we just finished our third theme which was the armor of God. So now....what to do? One little boy suggested heroes of the Bible and I was off and running. So naturally, I have to make capes. Right?
But this all requires TIME. And it requires that I be ON TOP OF OTHER THINGS AROUND HERE. And THAT is the hard part. I always feel like I can't sit down to sew because I have _______ or __________ or even _____________ to do. But sewing IS something I do around here and I just have to make time for it.