You see these happy faces? They are filled with the joy of being a freshly minted sewer! Being surrounded by children so often, I realized I had a choice - neglect them and pursue my craft or drag them into it. Actually, there wasn't much dragging to be done - they came happily, hopping, skipping and swirling the sewing chair the whole way. We started with a very simple project - a drawstring purse made from a pattern created by folding a plain sheet of paper in half. All straight lines. We all had fun, but I've discovered that I do not want to be a home ec teacher! I just don't have the patience.