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Teaching Tips

by Karen Maslowski, SewStorm Publishing

 

If you'd like to teach a child to sew, but their legs are too short to reach the foot pedal of a sewing machine, don't give up! Bring the pedal up to his or her level! Add a milk crate, a box, or any other stable object to raise the level of the pedal.

Children as young as five are capable of sewing on a real machine. In fact, it's easier than hand sewing. Consider this: Children develop their large motor skills first, then fine motor skills like writing, and like hand sewing. The leg action of pressing on a foot pedal is a large motor skill, as is guiding the fabric through the machine. Children are far less frustrated when sewing this way than when they are trying to maneuver a tiny needle to a specific spot on fabric. Keep them excited about this wonderful craft; let 'em sew on the sewing machine. They can't hurt it, unless they actually throw it off the table! 

Make some lovely memories with your son, daughter, or other special child today, and teach them a life skill at the same time! 

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