Meet Bella. She is 10 years old. Before this morning, Bella had never touched a sewing machine, but she went home with a pair of boxer shorts that she had made!
Bella has been very keen to learn to sew so her mum, Lucy, had organised a private lesson for her. She was a great student and the step by step tuition helped show her the basics of cutting a pattern, cutting the fabric and putting the shorts together!
She left with a smile on her face, as did Lucy. I was left feeling excited that another young person was on the path of discovering the joy of creating things for themselves. Lucy and Bella’s goal for tomorrow is to make another pair of boxer shorts for one of Bella’s brothers. Star Wars fabric, I believe. So then we will have three happy people…..Bella, Lucy and little brother!