Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Rebekah's First Sewing Machine Lesson
A few days ago I gave Rebekah her first sewing machine lesson. She really wanted to use some felt that she got for Christmas, and she saw an older girl hand sewing a simple purse a while ago. So, she asked if we could make a purse out of her felt. Permission granted. I tried to have her hand sew it at first, but it was difficult, so we went to the machine. I showed her how it worked, then had her push the foot petal while I helped her hold it in the right position. She was so excited to be able to use the machine!!! Now Caleb is begging too! We just folded a piece of felt in half, sewed two sides of it, and then sewed on a ribbon handle. Simple and quick, a perfect first project. She still needs to learn a lot about the sewing machine to be able to use it herself, but I think I'll enjoy that teaching time!