Made's Celebrate the Boy, I thought I would share my thoughts on sewing with boys. I am mindful of boys sewing. What do they want to sew? What do they need to sew? Why will they want to sew?
I have come to a few conclusions. First, from my own experience, kindergarten is the perfect age to introduce boys to sewing. They get super excited about it and really, really see the possibilities. They like to make stuff, ya know? It's not easy, though, it's a challenge. They like that part. Oh yeah, there's sharp needles involved too.
wristies and water bottle holders. Masks and capes are also a big hit. Boys can be sweet too, though, like when they make something for their mom or sister and they choose pink or flower fabric. They know what it feels like to give something handmade.
So, what's the age cut off with boy sewers? At my school, boys don't stay in Sewing Club past 2nd grade. After that, I guess it's just not cool and there are more things to choose from. I keep up with them, though, and they remain sewers at home. Plus, it's a life long skill. They are going to blow some minds when their future wives need a button sewn on and they jump to the task!