Friday, April 29

Sew What

I'm a big believer in teaching the girls practical homemaking skills in a fun way. Sewing is one of those arts that is fast disappearing. Let the girls pick from some simple projects: tote bag, apron, shorts, pajama pants, simple skirt, stuffed animals, quilt blocks for a humanitarian quilt, etc. Some church buildings have sewing machines in the R.S. room, but you can ask ladies in the ward who sew if they would come and bring their machines and help teach the girls.It was fun seeing the girls enjoy sewing and making something that was fun and useful.

Another night could be about hand sewing and how to mend, sew on buttons, cross-stitch, and simple craft sewing (like felt Christmas ornaments).