Ep 6. Kids learning to sew and craft with my 10 yr old niece, Ava

Have you ever taught a kid how to sew, quilt or craft? We often hear from adults on how to teach children how to sew and craft, but on this episode, we get a glimpse of what it is like to be a kid learning how to sew from my 10 year old niece, Ava. I started teaching Ava to sew when she was a wee 5 year old, and since then she has learned how to sew an accurate seam allowance, how to thread her machine, fill a bobbin and load it the right direction, and how to keep her machine clean after each use so that it runs smoother for her on each project. Ava also shares her recent makes, and her creative process as she continues to build on her sewing skills and her favorite things to make. She also discovered her new favorite fabric - cork. In addition to Ava, I share updates on new Babylock sewing machine and serger releases this month, Bernina is now selling their gold plated presser foot (anniversary limited edition) online, as well as a prelude to my exciting retreat I am attending this week! I want to hear from you! Please post comments or questions on my podcast page at https://stephaniesochadesign.com/podcast-make-and-decorate or on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/makeanddecorate/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/stephanie.socha.design/


Cork zipper pouch Ava made from a free pattern by Sew Sweetness https://sewsweetness.com/tag/cork-zipper-pouch

Here is a link to the Sew Sweetness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sewsweetnessfans/


Below are pictures of the phone zipper pouch Ava designed for her phone and charger cord. I helped her pattern it out and she sewed it all! How cool is that?!

If you want to see a close-up view of the new Babylock Solaris machine and a great review on the top 10 features, check out Brad Martin on his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssBUaVUhdwU Brad teaches embroidery software classes at http://www.sewfair.com/sewing-machines.htm