Dear Creatives, We are into the second week of summer vacation here. No I haven’t heard the I am bored yet. We have been enjoy the lazy days, late starts & late nights. The weather is nice this week. We did a little outdoor reading after a bit of cleaning yesterday. I started working on some sewing with Sammie the other day. I mentioned that I was going to be teaching her how to sew.
Here she is practicing cutting out fabric. Not quite as easy as cutting paper.
I think that using my sewing machine that has a speed control gives her the confidence to sew. It can be a bit intimidating when your just starting. She has her own smaller machine & I even like to sew on it, but building up her confidence is key. Practice, curves & practice more. We are waiting for a shipment of goodies to do some projects with.
Sammie was working on a bib for your big sister’s baby boy. Here is where we got the free pattern & tutorial. Our guy is pretty big, so we enlarged it a little bit & covered the front with vinyl. for ease of wiping off. I sewed on the vinyl layer for Sammie.
Here are a few things I thought you might enjoy for getting younger kids started sewing or for you!
Beginning Sewing Books for Kids;
Kids everywhere are in stitches . . . sewing stitches, that is. They are discovering the wonder and joy found in simple needle and thread. And while sewing offers an array of benefits for children — it nurtures creativity and cognitive ability, refines coordination, boosts confidence, and is a skill they’ll use their whole lives — kids know that it’s just plain fun. Sewing School authors Amie Plumley and Andria Lisle teach a sewing camp in Memphis, Tennessee, which has earned accolades from delighted children and parents. When families clamored for more, Plumley and Lisle launched a blog, sewingschool.blogspot.com, to rave reviews. Now, they’ve channeled the best of their children’s sewing projects into this lively, how-to sew book for ages five and up. Featuring 21 inspired projects for young sewers, Sewing School allows kids to create fabric masterpieces with minimal supervision. All projects have been kid-tested, most can be made using simple hand stitches, and all can be embellished with a personal touch, making them a terrific outlet for kids’ creativity.
- Now there is a Sewing School 2
- Previews of the books are available!
Great for ages 8 years and up! Preview of book is available. We have used this particular book and enjoyed it and the projects. Plenty of helpful learning information and resources provided with the book.
Other beginning sewing resources for kids;
- My First Sewing Book of Projects 35 Easy and Fun Projects (ebook)Preview Available
- School of Sewing, Learn it, Teach it, Sew Together
Do you sew? What is your favorite sewing book for fun or reference?