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Date: 7/30/09 4:01 PM

A friend of mine would like me to give some sewing lessons to her 9 year old daughter who has expressed an interest. I would love any recommendations from any of you out there as to possible first projects and how to go about this. I love kids but don't have any of my own so I would really appreciate any advice you can give me.

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Date: 7/31/09 2:09 PM

The first few sewing projects I remember doing as a kid were
a potholder, a pillow (felt pillow that you sew together then do some appliques using blanket stitch by hand), a half apron, and a skirt (elastic waist).

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Date: 7/31/09 3:06 PM

pillowcase are also a big hit with kids!

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Date: 7/31/09 3:42 PM

How about Simplicity's 2576 or 3553 "Learn to Sew" patterns?

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Date: 7/31/09 3:56 PM

Cool. Thanks, I like those patterns.

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Date: 7/31/09 4:18 PM

You might want to check out 4-H project materials for beginning sewers. They are intended for grades 3-5, so age appropriate for your neighbor's daughter. Try googling "4-h sewing projects" and you should find resource materials. Or check with your local extension agent.

HTH,

Alissa

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Date: 7/31/09 7:46 PM

9 years old is a really great age to start sewing!!! I had a similar situation several years ago. We made shorts - which she wore until they wore out!

Here is a link to kwiksew info on teaching:
http://www.kwiksew.com/TeachSewing/default.cfm

Also, I don't know how close you are to the child, but if this is something you want to do, say, for 4 weeks as if it was a "real" class - Would you consider letting her bring a friend? Having 2 of them together takes some of the pressure of being the "learner" off, and makes it a more fun social time. My friends daughter only came over 2 times, but this is something I had considered.

She REALLY liked going to the fabric store to buy fabric with me, too!

Good luck - and have fun!!!

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