During last school year I helped with the musical. I was in charge of the costuming and helped during rehearsals etc. During this time I met L, a fourth grader and aspiring clothing designer. I told her that if she wanted to do that she would need to learn how to sew and I volunteered to teach her. She came over yesterday and we had a great time. She was a natural. She is very talented and I have no doubt that she could become a designer one day. Her are the projects she made.
She made the design decisions and I would sew a little bit in order to show her how to do each step. She did most of the sewing herself. She also learned how to thread the bobbin and the sewing machine and used the iron for the first time. Everything she made was from materials I had in my stash. Next time I hope to go to the store with her to see what she likes so she isn't limited to my fabric choices.
When she arrived she gave me these flowers as a thank you. So sweet.
Now I can cross that off of my summer to do list!