It may seem obvious, but due to a recent incident let's go over it once more. People always ask me what age to introduce sewing. As any Mother knows, it depends on the child. Toddlers very often make quick, jerky movements. They love the machine and are creative by nature, but safety first. Lennox is 2 years old (24 months) in this video. Put the child between your legs and your hands on top of theirs.



#17 Penny Cole 2017-08-09 09:13
My granddaughter lives near Washington DC and I live in Northern Ireland. When she was 10 (two years ago) I cut squares 5" x 5" of bright colors and posted them to her with a sample piece to show how to join them and iron the seams in opposite directions.. She sewed them and then I sandwiched them into a small quilt and machine quilted them for her. She now has a quilt she almost made herself.
#16 pkuck 2017-08-09 09:12
I started my grandson when he was six and he made his new baby brother a quilt soon after that. I helped quilt it, but he sewed the entire top together. Last month he actually sewed a whole cloth lap quilt for his parents using my longarm and a stool. I stitched 4" straight seam rows for him and he went to town with his designs in between! I then showed him how to add the binding, but did the sewing on that as a teaching moment. He runs his little Brother XL2600I like a pro and even taught me a few things on it. I found that to be a wonderful starter machine for young children. The small LCD screen works perfectly for determining stitches. Bought a starter machine for my granddaughters 7 & 5 in Australia too and together they have made loveys (complete with one of their favorite stuffed animals on the corner), mini quilts for dolls, a scarf with decorative stitches for cousins, stuffed Christmas ornaments for everyone, and gifts to exchange with each other. They can do it!
#15 Joyce 2017-08-08 09:37
That's when I started with my granddaughter. Same way sitting on my lap. Now she's 10 and made a pillowcase from start to finish by herself. Angela did not like using the slow speed on the sewing machine and wanted to increase it and she did fine. She used the rotary cutter for the first time and was great. I showed her why it was important to know math for sewing. It was a real learning day. I was so proud of her and she enjoyed herself which makes me happy.
#14 Zohra Arastu 2017-08-07 11:18
Thanks for the Tip. I have sewn with my children and now grand children on my lap and my hands on top of theirs. They proudly announce that they did the sewing.
#13 :Jean_campbell02093@ 2017-08-07 09:18
:My sister taught her grandkids, both girls and boys
to use a sewing machine, first by stitching the lines on
paper!!! Works like a charm and from there they
learned to make Christmas Ornaments, pot holders etc!
She continues to sew children's toys for the local hospital, etc etc etc!!!
#12 Suzanne 2017-08-07 08:09
:-) This makes grandma happy and toddler too.
#11 maryann b 2017-08-06 20:36
Great! I've taught sewing in summer school for years and years. Students are ages 8-13 and always love it. Parents are amazed that an 8 year old can act safely and operate a machine like a pro. Being able to make fabric choices, working on projects with a straight edge such as pillows, etc make for an easy, satisfied learning experience! Toddlers can learn too with short sessions, and guidance.
#10 Bonnieba 2017-08-06 20:20
Great advice- thank you!!
#9 Mrs. A 2017-08-06 18:47
My grandson has been sewing on my machine since he was 4.
#8 jennifer winters 2017-08-06 17:25
i have taught both of my granddaughters to sew they enjoy making pillows for there dolls. we always have to tell them about being safe around the machine. they do very well. the ages are 3 and 11.

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