This young lady was dying to learn how to sew. She came over one afternoon and we made a pillowcase. I let her pick fabrics from my stash, which aren't the most teen friendly fabrics. She's an amazing anime artist but I've got absolutely no anime fabric. It does exist though, but I think she should design her own and submit it to Spoonflower. Anyway, she also likes music and was able to find some sheet music. Ha!
Making a pillowcase is a great beginner project. She learned how to used a rotary cutter, how to pin, how to sew a straight line, how to stop before the pins and not sew over them, and how to keep a steady speed. She did a great job for her first time ever. She's a natural! I was really happy that she didn't slice an artery or sew through a finger. Phew!
There are lots of beautiful blog tutorials and free pillowcase patterns out there, but for me, this one was the most informational.
Sew, to all my nieces out there who want to learn to sew. I'm thinking about teaching you online. What do you think? Is that something you're interested in? I know that GG already knows how to make a pillowcase and has moved on to more advanced things, but what about the rest of you?