Teaching children to sew by hand
Most of our children have started with the lacing cards.
Then I started our older girls with buttons on scrap material and then they moved to sewing buttons on closing missing buttons.
We also used a couple of those cutesy beginner sewing kits.
Then we moved on to quilt blocks. I'd pin them together and use a ruler and pencil to draw the seam line, then I'd dot our the space between the stitches and proceed to show them how to follow it. We made a baby quilt for a new mom one year, I did stitch over the children's stitches to make the seam stronger but they could say they helped make it.
Our three older girls all know how to sew, in various stages. I think our older two are more advanced than our 13 year old at this point. Two of them are going to make historical costumes for an event we have coming up in March. :)
What are your ideas?