Sewing with Kids-Book of Needles
Teaching my daughter how to sew has been surprisingly fun and easy. We started working on creating a sewing kit of her very own. This book of needles is a simple project that helps her keep her needles and needle threader read for action. She worked on skills such as sewing on a button and using the running stitch to add a pocket.
What you will need:
What to do:
- First sketch a rectangle (ours is 5inX3in) on a piece of paper, transfer onto your sheet of felt.
- Cut out your rectangle.
- Next, sew on your button to one side of the felt. Sew it to the middle of the side.
- Now fold the felt over the button.
- Use chalk to mark the felt on top of the button.
- Fold the felt on the chalk mark, Cut along the chalk mark to make a buttonhole.
- Cut out a small square of felt (ours is 2in X 2in). You can place this wherever you want in your book. It will be used to hold your needle threader.
- Sew a running stitch around the border leaving the top open.
- Place your needles inside your book.
AJ still shows a lot of interest in sewing, when Isabella is sewing. I mentioned in other posts how we are including him in our sewing activities by using lacing boards. Lacing boards are a great introduction to sewing for younger kids and excellent for their fine motor skills as well.
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