There's something about creating a necessary item with your own hands. The accomplishment. The new article. But more than that is the feeling of independence. Self assurance that you are able to begin and end a task and take part in the care and feeding of yourself. I think it's good for the soul to sit quietly with needle and thread and create a useful item for yourself or to serve others with. To take a few scraps of fabric, needle thread and patience we can begin to understand the patience, thoughtfulness and pride in a job well done and peek into the heart of God and how maybe He felt in His creation.
My boys had enough interest that they could all sew on a button, Scout patch or make a sock puppet. There was even a little embroidery and quilting that came from my little men. I am glad they had the experience and have confidently used their sewing skills as adults.
And now, my daughter's first sewing lesson.
The finished product. A new skirt for her baby.