A room full of sewing machines and kids. Middle school.
We learned how to use the sewing machines by tracing lines on a paper without any thread. The teacher told the boys the pedal was like driving a car, and suddenly they were all into it 😁
We made small pillows in the shape of donuts, pencils, cats ~ complete with sprinkles, erasers, and eyes.
We learned the proper way to wash dishes. We baked cookies. But the best part? We ate them!
We were asked to predict the new fashions that would come. This was 1995 and one of the guys said bell bottoms would make a comeback. (They did, in 1998!!!).
He made paper bell bottoms for a girl he liked, then made a show of being able to help her up and down from a table for an impromptu fashion show. She giggled uncontrollably 😋
The teacher said women are better at multi-tasking. All the boys puffed up, and with laughter, we talked the teacher into letting us do a contest. Girls rule, boys drool! Ah, the middle school mantra.
The girls took one make-believe kitchen, the boys took the other. Thinking back, that was a cool set-up: sewing machines, tiny functioning kitchens, supply closets…
Anyway, the girls all worked together quietly, measuring, microwaving, baking. The boys were too focused on winning, on hyping each other up. I’ll let you wonder who won and who made “well-done” cookies 😉
It was a fun time. We learned to follow recipes, sew, work together. We learned how to take care of a home. We learned that it could be fun!
We even learned the deep secrets of folding a fitted sheet.
안녕! Bye! Ciao! 🤗