Today was the first day of the homeschooling co-op in which my kids have participated in the last couple years. Despite the fact that we have been involved on and off since the begining, this is the first year I have taught a class.
Last night, I started wondering what was going on in my head when I volunteered! Not that I wasn't not really looking forward to it -- I was! What I had trouble understanding was why, exactly, I thought I could sew well enough to teach it!
After today's adventures in co-op, I still doubt my amateur sewing skills, but I must say, teaching those kids was a blast!
Last night I finished up sewing each student a 98% finished bag. Each bag had a little ribbon loop for a button closure, but no button. So lesson number one -- sewing a button (as well as how to thread a needle and knot the thread).
And the kids got a kick out of the funky buttons Andrew made!
We also spent today's class learning a little bit about the history of sewing. We started sewing a small needle holder as well, but ran out of time. In the next couple weeks, we will finish up the small projects in the bag and each child will have a complete made-by-me (as in them, not me) sewing kit.