I have had more elaborate Singers, a serger, and something else that I end up giving to my sister.
If you go to your local Extension Office, they have 4-H books on sewing and other various subjects. They are age appropriate to get her started.
Have her enter a project into the county fair next year if she wants.. If the county or state fair are still coming up, take her and look at some of the exhibits of various age groups.
Look at patterns - a simple coaster, 5 - 5Ē squares put together with 1/2Ē seam. I make them for family gifts, table gifts, etc.
And itís something I can sew!
A basic skirt would be easy. Back in Home-Ec yrs ago, thatís what we started with. McCalls, Simplicity. Patterns are expensive though - check out a Good-Will, Salvation Army for patterns, a lot never used. - unless during the $.99 sale. Good old clothng (cotton) to cut up and better than $10 yd material for now to practice on. Go on sale day.
She will need an iron to press seams along with a basic sewing kit. Marker, tape measure, pins, ruler, seam ripper, extra bobbins, thread, machine needles, sewing needles, etc.
You have probably thought of all of this, but you never know!
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