For Activity Days Mattey learned to sew. She and all the other girls each made a skirt. There was a lot of hand holding and explaining but somehow I, the impatient teacher, helped Mattey make the skirt. There were times that she did the pedal and I did the "driving" and other times where we switched. At one point she was a little nervous about the needle going too fast so I cranked the wheel instead of using the pedal. Luckily that part was only a few inches long. Time will tell if she really wants to learn more about sewing. My older machine, that a friend was borrowing, came back home so Mattey could have a machine of her own to use.