Here’s the very first sewing project my 8 year old student ever attempted. You should see the megawatt smile she’s sporting! Project is from The Best of Machine Sewing Fun for Kids.
Allow 3 hours start-to-finish. Great project for learning how to trace a pattern, follow directions and practice some hand stitching. Due to the numerous curved parts, I would not recommend this as first project. Do a pillowcase, drawstring bag or potholders first. A sewing machine with a speed controller will also be a great help for new sewers who can’t quite maintain a steady speed with a traditional machine. I brought in my old Elna Carina for her to sew on. She asked if I was bringing “her” machine to our next class. 🙂