My students are from 11-13 years old and this is their first experience with the sewing machine. I’m impressed with their creativity when it comes to different shapes of their dolls. I try to put stress on being original when we work on a project like this. Nothing is more depressing than trying to make an art project and the kids show little or no signs of being creative. I measure the success of an art project by the enthusiasm the students display and variety of products we end up with as well as the quality of the end result. This has definetly been successful. Ten more students will start their dolls next week..