Sewing is a great skill to learn as a child.
When my mom came to visit us this year one of her ‘things to do with granddaughter’ – was to teach her some basic sewing. They practiced all month. It was a great way for my mom to bond with her granddaughter. When she left I start brainstorming of some fun sewing ideas for kids that I could still motivate and interest my daughter to keep on sewing even without grandmother. I am sharing today our embroidery project that we did as a gift for the grandmother. This post contains affiliate links to help you find what you need for the project fast!
Sewing Ideas Kids
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1. Let the child draw the drawing on the chosen fabric. We used regular marker and it seemed to be fine. You could also try using fabric marker.
2. After the picture is done, arrange the fabric on the embroidery hoop, by making it pretty tight.
3. Help your child with the thread and needle and inspire her to decorate the drawing however she wants by doing some basic stitching. My daughter choose to decorate the dresses. She added some ‘touches’ to the hair as well.
The benefits of embroidery for kids
Embroidery is a great way to introduce different art and craft activities for your kids. It’s awesome for creativity. Also, embroidery is good for practicing fine motor skills and ..patience of course. I used do some embroidery when I was younger and I did it for one thing – to calm myself down. It worked like magic!
So I am planning on doing some embroidery with my daughter more often, especially in the evenings.
To remember the first embroidery project we decided to leave it in the embroidery hoop as a frame (we thought it looked pretty cool). We attached little string (optional) so it could be hanged on the wall and decided to give this project as a gift to the grandmother – as a gift and a “thank you for teaching me how to sew”. Grandma was so proud.
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