Wednesday, August 12, 2009


One of the things I had hoped to do this summer, but didn't was to teach my kiddos how to mend. I finally gave them their first lesson! They stitched up a few holes, mostly in stuffed animals, while I sewed on a couple of buttons. They had it down by the end of the lesson with the exception of the knots at the end of the tread.

After the sewing kits were put away, one of my kiddos discovered another small hole in the last stuffed animal he repaired. I thought he was going to fix it right then, but when I came back in the room he said he didn't sew it yet because he was waiting for me. That seemed reasonable since he didn't know how to do the knot at the end of the thread. Then he said " I didn't want to sew without supervision." Too cute!


Anonymous said...

You are such a good mom! Jill

Raejean said...

Can you keep reminding my kids :)

Natalie said...

I think this is such a great idea for teaching your kids this basic skill! I was always a little annoyed at the Elders on my mission who asked me to sew buttons back on for them. It seemed so elementary to me. I always told them I'd show them how, but I wouldn't do it for them!

Raejean said...

It's really about me being lazy. Things sit in my mending pile for years!


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