Kids Love to Sew
If you love to sew, it’s time to teach your children to sew. If you don’t sew as of yet, this page and its links will help you get started on learning to sew WITH your kids!
No one can argue against the fact that kids love to create with their hands; even we as adults get great satisfaction from our own creations.
Sewing is a fun hobby for family members to do together, and it encourages them to spend more quality time through DIY activities. Time to turn off those electronic gadgets and get lost in the calming, creative and methodical art of sewing!
Sewing is a task that evolved out of necessity and has been with us for centuries. Although it started as a means to meet basic needs (and is still sometimes the case even today) and was considered women’s work, it is now also enjoyed as an art of hand sewing or machine sewing for people of all genders and ages.
Hand sewing is a fun way to develop fine motor skills in young children. Kiddos will also learn the skill of coordinating colors, which can be taught using a color wheel or simply learned through practice and trial and error of combining various colors of fabric and threads.
When you click on the links below, you will find so many valuable resources. You can begin with the very basics of sewing safety and then move on to beginning basic hand-sewing stitches.
You’ll even find resources for what to put in a beginners sewing kit!
I still remember rummaging through my grandmother’s large sewing box, finding all kinds of tools, patterns, threads, and that cool tomato pin holder with the attached strawberry pin sharpener!!
Oh, the joy when I received my first sewing kit one Christmas!
Start slowly and then move up to necessary sewing skills. Can you sew on a button? Mend a hole or rip? Do basic hemming? Both you and your kids need to know these life skills! What better way than to learn how to do them together?
Time to Get Crafty with Kids
Once those basics are learned, it’s time to fall head first into some real crafty and creative sewing projects!
The links below will offer a wide range of projects, including simple beginner holiday ornaments and decorations, along with easy placemats, napkins, pot holders, and table runners.
My kids didn’t know what a mug rug was, but now our house is full of these handy mini mats for a mug or cup and a snack. Dolls suddenly have new original clothes and accessories. Get kids excited about sewing up some drawstring bags, pillows to decorate their rooms, and pillow cases made of their favorite themed fabrics.
Some of the articles teach beginner machine sewing techniques. You and your kids can create clothing and accessories, blankets to cuddle up with, and my favorite: quilts.
There is no end to the imagination and creativity used to make one-of-a-kind finished products that showcase your children’s own unique style and flair. Just think of the precious gifts your kids can make and give to someone special that will be cherished forever!
Don’t waste any more time getting started on a lifelong sewing adventure. Check out the links below to open a whole new world of possibilities and spark a new passion for you and your children!