Children's Workshop - How To Sew A Softie
Recently I taught 25 children, a few adults and a grandparent to hand sew. Concentration was high for all the children and there was much excitement as each step was taken and concluded. Cutting the softie panels out. Sewing them together by hand with a sharp needle and white tread which was rethreaded at least three times per softie, each child managed this easily. Then the joy of turning them inside out and stuffing them. Sewing the softies closed was tricky for most and I had a queue of children asking for help.
Their was the odd hole where the hand sewn stitches were a bit large and the stuffing oozed out (which cracked me up). But nothing a few quick stitches wouldn't fix.
Every child left with a softie and a massive smile. Most gave them a cute name and a cuddle. As I was super busy I asked my daughter to take some pictures on my phone.
You may be surprised, but children are excellent at sewing. I would encourage you to teach a child to sew.