If you’re looking for something new to do with your kids, consider taking a sewing class with them. This is what Kristin Finan, assistant features reporter for the Austin American Statesman, did with her daughter Kona. (Read about their experience taking a series of private lessons with me – In stitches: Sewing class teaches mom-daughter pair to make it work)
The opportunity for parents and their children to learn and create together is something I encourage often! Sewing is a wonderful, creative outlet for kids, giving them a chance to express themselves in a different way, while also learning new skills. Even if you don’t have any experience with sewing, or feel like you’re not the creative type, the instruction is setup to make it as easy as possible to get into sewing and understand the process.
I also see many times when sewing skips a generation, and the kids learn from the grandparents, but it’s something the parents would have liked to learn too. Now’s your chance to get into it.
The benefits of taking lessons together go beyond the time you spend together learning about techniques and projects. Not only can you sew and create together at home, but you can also better support your child as they progress. Many times kids forget the basics, like how to thread their machine, so you can be there to confidently walk them through the process.