She taught me to make doll clothes by hand, and eventually using my mother's Montgomery Ward brand electric sewing machine.
I don't remember how old I was when I started using a sewing machine. At some point I was given a machine of my own—a Singer Treadle, that I still have. My sewing machines have been, and are still, cherished possessions.
I asked Sofia if she would like to learn to use a sewing machine this summer. Yes! We started on Friday. My plan was to start slowly and I told her anytime she was tired or frustrated we could quit for the day.