Inspired by the story of our neighbor who said that her sister started hand sewing her dolls dresses at the younge age of six, MC begged me to teach her how to use a thread and a needle. Knowing how extra careful she (meaning she avoided sharp objects as much as possible) is when it comes to nails, needles, scissors and such items; I was really surprised that she wanted to come in close contact with a needle!
She wants to learn to sew, just like that! Maybe she got more enthusiastic because she saw the result of our neighbor's creativity when it comes to sewing because from scraps of cloths, MC got a princess dress from her (see photo above).
Well, I gave in after a number of proddings from her. I gave her a needle and a thread and she got to experiment on an old pair of stockings with holes on them. Her goal? To make those holes disappear using the thread and the needle.
I told her to be very careful with the needle because it pricks. So I showed her how to slowly and carefully insert the needle and pull it out; without her hurting herself. But first, she made sure that IC is nowhere near her; she's afraid that IC would get hurt! What a sweet big sister. Now, those in and out movements came easier to her as she's got this toy wherein she gets to sew shoe ties in and out.
After getting the hang of it and finding that she's enjoying it, she asked for more. I decided to let her work on a pair of mittens for her doll. After cutting out the cloth for the mittens, she patiently sew them together.
It didnt take a lot of time and she was finished with both pair of mittens! Look at them on her doll's hands:
In this case, MC and I both were learning together. She wanted to learn how to sew and I was learning how to assist her, support her when she is enthusiastic about doing something; even though at first I was a bit doubtful about it.
PMN: Fam Pics March Theme is Learning.