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Monday, September 15, 2008

Teaching Little Ones To Sew

Since I have been sewing pillows lately, my little girl wants in on the action. After reading Robin's blog on how she would sew with her girls I thought, I can at least let my sweetie experiment with sewing:
I put together some scraps of felt, fabric, plastic needles, a pin cushion with a few pins, and yarn. She loves having her own sewing kit!

I sewed the one side

A great idea for little "sewers" is to get some felt, a hole punch that punches tiny holes, and yarn. Punch holes around the fabric and have your little one put her needle with yarn through the holes. It may come out all crazy, but they'll love the process!

Do you have any other sewing ideas for little ones? I'd love to hear them!


Katy Lin :) said...

very cute idea! looks like she's having a great time!

Homesteader in Training said...

What a cute idea. My daughter LOVES to sew. She'll be 15 this month and sews her own skirts and dresses. It's great to get them started early.
Well I'm sorry I missed you in Florida. We are directly east of where you were, in Indialantic. Right on the East Coast of FLorida. It would have been cool to meet you if you were closer. There are so many woman on here I'd love to meet. Florida does seem to be a destination of a lot of people whether for vacation or for family reasons so maybe some day I'll paths will cross. How's your pregnancy coming along? Have you gotten passed the sickness yet?
Blessings to you Sarah Mae.

Kathy C. said...

That's a really sweet idea. I have taught sewing classes to pre-teens before, but never thought of doing anything like that with the little girls. That would be a great way to get them started with handling needles and learning the in-out process. Great idea!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

That is so sweet! I love how she has her own sewing kit. That's a good idea for a little girl gift, too.

Hope you are feeling better.

Stephanie said...

What a great idea! I think a "sewing kit" would make a great birthday present too!

I am always looking for ways to include my children in what I am doing. I don't always want them to help me (oooh - that sounds like a bad mommy!) but this would be great to make them feel like they are involved!

scargosun said...

I remember making little doll pillows but I 'think' used a regular needle. We Were VERY good about keeping track of them.

Anonymous said...

How 'bout a "Worlds coolest Grandfather" blanket, king size. I think Ella could handle that, don't you? LOL

Sarah Mae said...

King size grandfather blanket, huh? We'll see what we can do! ;)

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

So glad you're back. I wanted to graduate with our sewing (or lack there of) and bought my daughter a simple adult sewing machine...last Christmas. Guess where it still is?

HeathahLee said...

That is so sweet! I remember wanting to learn to sew when I was little because my Mimmie made our Barbie clothes for my sister and me as well as for my cousins. I think what you're doing with her now is wonderful.

Rachel's Journal Pages said...

You're brave - I have only just ventured into putting together a 'craft/scrapbooking' box for my kids to pull out and play/create with. What a great idea for sewing stuff. Mind you - I have no idea how to sew... not sure that I'd be a very good teacher for them :)

Robin said...

Oh, that is just darling. Your little girl looks very content and focused on her sewing. I wish I had thought to take pictures of my girls sewing when they were little. "Rachel's journal pages" reminded me that I had let the girls have their own scrapbooking/card making supplies also. I let them have copies of pictures and let them get happy with them. :)
Your daughter will love knowing how to sew and being able to create and make things. Mistakes and all.
Have a blessed day,

Katharyn said...

Your daughter is adorable!

This might be a good time to teach your daughter about outreach ministry. With the same concept of punched felt she could make pillows of all sorts of shapes (hearts, bears etc) and give some of them to toddler in your local Children’s Hospital.

You could try not only teaching her out to connect piece of the same shape, but add patches (so while the punched holes would have to line up, she would be attaching a small heart to a large square, etc). With the same concept you could teach her early embroidery, again pre punch holes in the felt, for her to cover with the yarn rather than attach.

Good luck