We just returned from another wonderful 3 day visit with two of our grandchildren. Last time, Taylor (5) and Ruby (3) helped me 'sew' on the Cars quilt for Taylor. We made blocks. They helped sew the blue borders on the blocks. I pieced it all together at my place and on this trip they helped pin it and then helped sew again. In the photos they are practicing sewing on computer paper. Ruby is running the foot pedal and her brother is guiding the paper. I don't have any thread in the machine. They are content to do this for a very long time. You would be surprised how well they follow instruction while operating the foot pedal!
It is my custom now to always bring one of my sewing machine. I think their favorite is the little Featherweight, as it is more their size. But, they do just as well on my computerized machine also. :-D :-D :-D
Ruby-just was taught how to work & close a pin thru 3 layers!
Taylor, Ruby & Mommy
Ruby is operating the foot pedal while brother moves the paper and makes sure everything is operating correctly.
Taylor loves operating everything himself. He has learned to pivot w/ needle down.