I am so excited sewing lessons started again this week. The door to the sewing studio whips open, the kids come in "Hi Miss Sandi, How are you?" Watching the kids come into the sewing studio with smiles on their faces and very happy to be back sewing again in the studio makes my heart melt. They whip off their winter coat (yes, we still have snow and cold outside....but very hopeful for warmer days of summer), kick off their boots, change into shoes, and they are off. They find their drawer (there are 60) and pull out the Seams Sew Cool sewing kit 3-ring binder. In the binder, they pull out their next pattern to sew. Gabi age 7, almost 8, is pictured above and posing with some of the projects she has created.... a doll sleeping bag (check out the ribbon and cool flower embellishments), small pillow, and bigger envelope pillow (an envelope pillow is a pillow covering which is removable). She used the patterns I have created for my sewing lessons. The patterns also include instructions to complete the project. For each project, I go over the instructions with the students step-by-step so they can start understanding "sewing language." After they learn some of the sewing language, they are able to read and understand the instructions and are on their way to being independent with just a little help from me. I feel so proud of my students in all they are accomplishing with my lessons. What a way for the kids to find their creative voice while learning an invaluable skill!