Last week I bought Ian his own sewing machine. He'll be taking some sewing lessons during this up-coming school year from me and I thought it was time to get him his own machine. Granted, I did this more for me, so he couldn't ruin my good sewing machine. I found the machine, on sale, at Walmart. It's a Brother LX-3125 for those who are interested. It's a very basic machine but will get the job done. Ian can't wait for the projects I've got planned but for now he's just happy to sew together scraps of fabric!
He's also been learning to use the iron. He asks me if I have anything that needs ironed now. How can I refuse that?
Even if he never touches the sewing machine and iron as an adult he has at least been taught how to use them.