As many of you with small children know, they want to do everything you do normally! I was recently handed down a sewing machine and I couldn't be more excited about it...and now so is Miss Carmen. With my sister's help, I was able to figure out the new machine as well as teach Carmen how to sew.
The first night we just let her sew on some scraps of yarn but she wanted to make something. We decided that a small pillow would be a good way to start. The first step was to shop for the fabric and she of course picked princess themed fabric. Then I washed the fabric and my sister came over and taught her what to do.
She seemed to have a good time with sewing the pillow. Our table is a counter height table so we had to get creative with how to set her up to sew but it worked out. She is never left alone with the sewing machine on and I think I might get her some gloves so that she doesn't get poked by the needle. I'm so glad she likes to craft and looking forward to teaching her how to make lots more things!
Some day we'll tackle knitting but for now she's just happy with her pillow! Her Aunt G also sewed one for Ria so they both have matching little pillows.
What age did you learn to sew or knit? Have you taught your children how? What trick do you have to teach a 4 year old how to knit?