Yes, Kids are Smart Enough and Have Enough Dexterity To Sew. The majority of children are ready to start at the age of 8 or 9, and some earlier. The younger they start the better if they show an interest and seem capable – like Swimming Classes or Piano or Karate Classes or Soccer – it takes practice! They Have Fun as they Develop their Skills – problem solving and just being curious. Children develop self-respect, confidence and pride from sewing by completing a project they have made themselves. The motor skills they foster will be used throughout their entire life. And yes, some children walk sooner some later, some start talking some sooner some later, and some children will develop eye-hand coordination and basic motor skill some sooner and some later. Let me help you assess whether now is the time for your child to begin sewing. It might be. It often is. It may not be the right time.