Most of my doll workshop girls were just about finished stuffing the cat dolls and now had to sew all openings closed. I always demonstrate and review stitches they learned in the first workshop. We reviewed how to thread the needle, make a knot at the end, and start their first stitch. The ‘ladder’ stitch is the best one to use for closing openings secure.
I also had the girls put their name next to swatches that they chose for a nightgown and a dress for their cat doll. This will make my life easier in that I only have to cut one for each child and not several. The choice was already made by them…..very easy!