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Thread: WHEN IS RIGHT TIME?

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: What is a good age to start little girls to sewing? What is too young? Anybody been through this?

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    It depends on the child...some are ready a lot sooner then others....Has she shown interest? :D

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    My little boy who is 4 pushes on the foot pedal and I guide the fabric through. He would love to do more. Maybe 5 or 6 would be a good age to be aware enough not to get their fingers in the way.

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    Start playing with gd sewing little things she 4

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    I started at 9 with my mother's help. It wasn't long before I tried it when she wasn't with me and I sewed a needle through my finger. I've been sewing ever since but I quickly learned that it wasn't a toy. I'm sure it depends on the child, but I remember wanting to sew for quite a while before she would let me.

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    My 5 yo started quiting when he was 3. I let he do it all. He cuts, sews and pins his own quilts. It is all in how you teach them. When they are ready they will start giving you queues.

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    You can start them with yarn and the big plastic needles with the sewing cards around 3 or so. Well, if they still make those sewing cards.

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    both my daughters started when they were about 4 with very simple things - the eldest continued (but not the youngest) and she now makes the most beautiful corsets - self taught haven't got her into quilting yet she prefers me to do that!!!

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    Kids sitting on my lap helping me sew when they are 3 or 4. It depends on the child though, when they get to advance from that. Some are very safety conscious at 5 others not til way older :D:D:D

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    My youngest to start was about 3 1/2. She is now 13 and is an avid quilter. I do think 3 1/2 i young and most do better at 8-10 yrs old. It all depends on their interest and basical skills with crafts.

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