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Sewing Activities For Kids

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Learning How To Sew!

A couple of weeks ago Bella spent the night at a friends house. This little friend had received a sewing machine for Christmas. The mom said that well past 10:00 p.m. she could hear the hum of the sewing machine in the basement. The little girls were creating “clothes” for their dolls. Sure, they weren’t perfect and some might not even qualify as clothes, but they were having fun and being creative—how wonderful! My friend, assuming that since I sew and have this crafty blog that I of course had taken the time to sew with Bella. She said to Bella, “I bet you sew at home.” Bella replied, “No, my mom is too busy!” OH MY, shot to the heart! While her response was a bit embarrassing (mostly sad),  it was also eye opening!   I knew what I needed (wanted) to do!

Sewing is something that I love and I am beyond thankful that my mom took the time to share it with me! Sewing not only has brought me hours of joy it has also been a practical skill that has served me well. Thank you mom! I want to pass this gift forward. So today I begin a little sewing adventure with Bella. I don’t want to miss this opportunity to share something with her that is so important to me!

I have partnered with Singer and they have created several beginning sewing projects for us. I hope you will join us along this adventure and sew with us. Please show us what you are making and give us ideas of things to make! We would love to hear your tips and stories! Please feel free to ask questions!

The above button is over in the right sidebar and all the posts will be there. Our goal is to post our tutorials on Thursdays. I do sincerely hope that you will share this special time with us! So grab a kid and let’s get sewing!

How to Sew {Sewing Sheets}

The first thing we did even before we wound the bobbin and threaded the machine was turn it on and have some fun. I printed out a maze and dot to dot so Bella could practice handling the machine.

Bella loved the dot to dot and trying out new stitches around the maze. Both these activities helped her  learn to make the machine stop and go, to stitch straight and make a pivot stitch.

She became an expert at lowering the needle down into the paper and raising the presser foot to turn a corner and make a pivot. Notice her complete concentration.

She thought it was funny what shape the dot to dot made. Shhhhh we can’t tell!

Here are the sheets if you would like to have some fun! Download and print using the fit to page mode.

Dot to Dot Sewing Sheet

Maze Sewing Sheet

 

I hope we will see you Thursday!

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