Discover why learning to sew is a great skill and find fun sewing projects for teenagers.
Not so long ago, sewing was a skill that was taught in most schools and homes.
As we learn more about sustainable fashion and trying to reduce our waste, sewing is a skill that is becoming ever more important and popular again.
Teaching teenagers to sew gives them the practical skills to make their own clothes, repurpose old clothes and also make repairs to clothing.
Creating clothes from scratch may seem scary to start but by starting with small and easy sewing projects like the ones in this post is a great way to learn while building confidence and skills.
As well as these great reasons to learn to sew there are other amazing advantages of sewing.
Benefits When Teens Learn To Sew
Sewing is wonderful practical and creative skill. A time to step away from screens and use their minds and hands to create!
Creativity is so good for teenagers ( and adults) and there is a strong link to creativity and mental health. When we embark on any creative process, like sewing, we enter a flow like state.
“Experiences of flow are the key to happiness. And creativity, in particular, produces flow. Moreover, unplugged creative activities for teenagers offer both flow and a mini digital detox”. – Newport Academy
Not only is it great for wellness but when you learn to sew, you use many other skills such as maths, problem solving and fine motor.
Best Sewing Supplies For Teenagers
If you are just starting out then a good idea is to borrow a sewing machine from family or friends. Make sure they show you how to use their machine as they are all a little different.