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Dear Helping Hand,

Id like to teach my daughter to sew, but I never learned myself. My mother-in-law is going to loan us her sewing machine, and she has tried to help, but I find her explanations way over my head. Help!


Its often true that those that really know how to do something forget about the baby steps they took when first learning. Its especially true for sewing. When I wanted to teach my own daughters some simple sewing, I started in with what I thought would be easy. Id forgotten the lessons on stitching on paper I had done in 7th grade Home Economics many years earlier.

Fortunately there are a couple of books that meet those new to sewing right where they are. Sewing Machine Fun by Nancy Smith and More Sewing Machine Fun are excellent begin-at-the-very-beginning books. The projects are fun and provide a step-by-step introduction to sewing on a sewing machine. The Timberdoodle Company (360- 426-0672) sells these books or you can get them or other learning to sew resources in the Eclectic Homeschool Online Bookstore.

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