We've been thinking about offering kids workshops here at Little City Farm and so, given that it is March Break this week, we decided to offer a Kids Sewing Club each morning. What a great response! Sewing is such a useful basic skill to know (mending, darning, sewing our own clothes), and yet offers such options for creativity and fun. And it's becoming a lost art! This morning we had a lovely group of 10 girls (aged 6-12) sitting around the dining room table crafting and creating. During this week we are focusing only on hand-sewing, offering basic techniques like learning to use different stitches (running stitch, whip stitch, blanket stitch, cross stitch), ways of threading needles, working with different fabrics, using recycled/upcycled materials like felted wool sweaters that can be cut up into smaller projects, embroidering and patches/applique, button holes, and other making other embellishments. We are using the wonderful kids sewing book Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids will Love, as inspiration. Here is what today's session looked like, and we heard many of the girls leaving with the words "I love sewing!"