About a year ago one of my friends asked me if I wanted to take sewing with her at a great place called Little Hands. My mom said it was okay if I did, and a few weeks later I was taking the Wednesday five-thirty to seven class. My first project was the Bat Sleeved T-shirt. I had lots of fun making it.

Astrid and Tracy are the two teachers I work with at Little Hands, and they’ve helped me a lot. For instance, when I was making a ruffle skirt I had to un-pick soooooooooo many stitches. They taught me how to use a quick un-pick, and things became a lot faster.

Now that I have been going to Little Hands for about a year, I know how to cast on and off, how to use a sewing machine, how to wind a bobbin (though not perfectly), and how to hand sew.

I am now working on a dress called Rosie’s Dress. I am using purple fabric and have sewn the actual dress part already. Now I am working on the belt. It has taken a long time but has been really fun!

Little Hands means a lot to me. Right now as I am sitting here writing this, I am smiling and thinking about how much fun I have had at Little Hands over time. Whenever I leave Little Hands I always wish I could stay for more.

Little Hands has added a lot to my life — not just my projects, but also new friends and new things that I had never seen or heard of before. I had no idea that you could make a hair accessory out of a strip of unused fabric. I had no idea that you could make a stuffed rabbit out of an old sock. And I had no idea at all how fun sewing is and how much Little Hands would mean to me.

At Little Hands I always feel soooooooooo happy because I am with my friends and I am doing something I love.