Sewing is a valuable life skill for any child to learn. From practicing fine motor skills to increase problem solving to building self-esteem to nurturing design talent, sewing unlocks the doors to a variety of interesting projects and of course our very mission at MSV: Our after school students learning and continuing speaking Spanish vocabulary in a different and a fun way. Let’s begin with the basics.
Our ancestors first taught children “plain sewing.” Before the sewing machine existed, everything a family wore was sewn by hand. Thus, it was important for as many people as possible to learn to sew early and often!
Start by providing a long hand sewing needle, some thread, andtwo squares of fabric for lesson one. Threading the needle, knotting the end, and stitching small running stitches through two layers of fabric held with right sides together is a basic skill essential to clothing construction. Explain how the finished row of stitches is...