My daughter gives sewing lessons to many young girls and also some adults. The youngest start by sewing squares together to make a small quilt and then they move on to making clothing. Emma (who is 6) has moved on to making clothing for herself and others but she decided she wanted to make a quilt for her bed. She got the top together and then she wanted to quilt it on my machine.
I gave her a sheet of paper and had her practice doing continuous line drawing with a pencil. She got the hand of that. We then did a practice piece on the machine. She did quite well. She had a handle of the machine and didn't freak out when things went on. It was great.
And so she did her quilt.
It looks like a big machine for a little girl, doesn't it.
It was so nice spending some special time with her and conversing about different things, finding out what she likes to do, etc. It's a way to build friendships.
Here she is with her finished quilt.