How about getting you're kids into sewing & crafting in the school holidays? That's if you can drag them away from the telly & Playstation for half an hour of course! Here are some quick and easy project ideas with new, young sewers in mind and don't worry, there's no glitter involved!
This a great little gift for children of 3 & over & contains everything that you need to make a pretty little owl handbag & charm - the pieces are pre-cut & pre-punched so your child can easily achieve a finished project & you don't have to hunt around the house for little bits & pieces. The little handbag is ideal for trips to the shops & the charm can be used as a hanging decoration, bag charm or keyring.
If your child is a bit older, what better way to get them interested in sewing than making themselves a pin cushion in the shape of a doughnut! We've got some lovely little kits from the Make Arcade with everything that you need included. A perfect gift for anyone who would like to learn to sew, the kit is packaged in a unique tin & all of the components are ethically sourced, and purchased from UK companies where possible.
For a more adventurous child, this cute little patchwork bear kit could keep them busy for an afternoon. This kit contains everything that you need to make 1 bear & the fabric & stuffing is 100% cotton. The kit includes the template so once they've made one they could have a bash at making a memory bear out of some upcycled clothes. Each bear would have its own personality & could attend a teddy bears picnic! It's the gift that keeps on giving!
Embroidery & Cross Stitch
We've got lots of options for anyone who would like to give other needlecrafts a go too. From very beginners' My First Cross Stitch Kits
, where your child can complete fully framed owl & bee pictures to more advanced cross stitch & embroidery kits from The Make Arcade.
They all comprise of everything that's needed, including the hoops. The embroidery kits follow a 'stitch by numbers' format. It's a great craft to allow them to express their creativity as it's much more freeform than cross stitch.
The Be Kind Embroidery Kit
is perfect for beginners as it only uses a couple of basic stitches but equally good for any level as these kits can be used as a starting point to build on & create whatever their imagination dreams up!
If you really fancy letting them go freestyle we have the full range of Anchor embroidery threads
, hoops & Aida to get creative without the constraints of a kit.
Fat Quarter Bundles
The beauty of fat quarters is the fun prints, colours & potential; they can be anything from a simple blanket for teddy above to a fully fledged quilt, depending on the imagination & ambition of the child. We sell fat quarters singly or in lovely little coordinating bundles
. We even have some Junior Layer Cakes
& Jelly Rolls
from Ruby Star Society.
There are a multitude of free patterns on the Moda
website, Pinterest & YouTube, so next time, I'll have a look at some different projects that you can make with Fat Quarters.
All of our craft supplies and kits can be found here
. I hope you have a lovely time introducing the next generation to the wonderful world of sewing, or just enjoy the peace & quiet for half an hour while they entertain themselves!
See you in the New Year!