Several weeks ago, Lily taught Lexi how to sew.
she had Lexi watch her.
Then, she and Lexi did a few stitches together, her guiding Lexi's hand.
Next, she had Lexi take a few stitches on her own, while she offered correction.
And finally, Lexi sewed solo, while Lily cheered her on.
I was absolutely amazed that Lily naturally went through all the steps of good teaching.
Yesterday, they got into the fabric scraps again,
and Lexi cut out a (sorta) rectangle to make a make-up bag
and asked me for a threaded needle.
I admit that I often get
a little miffed at this request.
It means that whatever hope I had of working on my project
I sucked it up, threaded a needle for her with button thread,
and taught her how to love her thread (skipping the mumbo jumbo)
then asked if she'd like me to even up her bag just a bit before she sewed it.
Thankfully, she did ;-)
As usual, I glue basted the seam allowance (love that stuff!!) and drew stitching lines for her.