Sewing with Kids-Emoji Pillow
Welcome to another sewing experience. Isabella really enjoyed her time sewing. She quickly became obsessed. Today we are going to share another really simple sewing project, making an emoji pillow, to help little learners practice their sewing skills. Sewing is such a great skill to learn and it is also great for fine motor development which we love!
What you will need:
What to do:
- First sketch a pattern on a piece of paper, we drew a medium sized circle.
- Then pin the pattern (the sketch) to the felt.
- Cut out the pattern from the felt. You need 2 copies a back and front.
- Use a large needle-like this
- Thread with craft thread
- Sew a running stitch around the border
- Leave a piece open so you can stuff the pillow
- Turn inside out and stuff with stuffing, cotton balls or extra felt pieces.
- Finish your running stitches and knot the end of the thread tightly against your last stitch.
- Finally, add your emoji’s face (Isabella chose the “In Love” emoji) with a Sharpie Marker or Fabric Paint (optional)
Last week I shared how AJ wanted to sew as well. Since he is only three years old, I didn’t let him grab a needle and thread to start sewing. Instead, I took out our lacing boards and taught him the stitches on those. Lacing boards are a great introduction to sewing for younger kids and excellent for their fine motor skills as well.
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Have you taught your kids to sew or are you just starting to? Do you have any recommendations for projects or skills you would like to work on? Let us know in the comments. If you have tried this project snap a photo and share it with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag- #bloomingbrilliant
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