Pretty much since day one, Dale has wanted to help or sew too.
Finally one day recently I gave in and set him up with a needle and thread, a scrap of fabric, and few big buttons. A little instruction and he was on his way!
I love the soft fabric and tiny needle with Doc Hudson looking on:
And in case you question a boy (*gasp!*) sewing, (even after the Doc Hudson thing) think of these two points:
1 - the awesome fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination he was picking up
2 - the self-sufficiency and other benefits of a boy/man being able to fix his own button, if needed
He was so ("sew" - haha) proud of his work, and had a great time. I will definitely have his little project handy the next time I am working on one of my own!