A first sewing project

    Posted by  ·  May 11, 2010

    Yesterday it rained all day! It gave us the perfect chance to try our hands at sewing! We made a simple purse out of foam craft sheets.

    A Child’s First Sewing Project

    We cut simple shapes from craft foam sheets, found some yarn, a tiny hole punch and a yarn needle.

    With the two main purse pieces held together, punch all the way around the outside edge. Place handles on purse and punch holes. The holes for a flower embellishment can be punched in the center by folding the purse in half.

    Sew the flower to the side of the purse and the handles to the top edge.

    Tie the threads together on the back.

    Using a double thread, stitch around the outside edge of the two pieces. Start and finish on the inside of the purse to hide ends.

    A perfect little purse!

    Made by perfect little girls!

    Filed Under: Crafts for kids, Sew

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    1. Lynn
      Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
      So cool i will use it at the daycare.
    2. annamgarza
      Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
      Love this idea and will definitely use it for my grandaughters that want to learn and are small. But where or what type of needle is that because I can't remember seeing anything that big. Thanks I will be on it very soon.
    3. Mrs. Azza
      Saturday, July 31st, 2010
      Wow , It's sooooo nice and cute. my little daughter like it.
    4. Annette
      Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
      I can't wait to make this with my 5yo dd and 3yo ds. My dd loves doing crafts and I have trouble finding things she can do with me. I am going to modify it for my son so he can make a little briefcase.
    5. Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
      what a great idea. my munchkin has been wanting to learn to sew by hand but there are no kits out there. this would be perfect!!
    6. Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
      What a lovely looking purse for beginning sewers. I'm in the middle of putting together a sewing unit study for my 12 year old. She really wants to learn how to sew.

    7. Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      SEW Cute!!!!

      Now to find a little girl to have fun with.... *sigh* :)
    8. Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      I forgot about this project. I am going to try it with my three year old. I can not wait to get her sewing!
    9. Jenny
      Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      Oh, my, that is the cutest picture! They did a great job making their purses - they must be so proud! What a great idea from your never ending supply of creative projects! Love it!
    10. Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      awe, she did a great job! We've were sewing a lot this weekend too. My 11 y-o tried her hand at her first pillow - it turned out ok, but her dimensions were a bit off so her American Girl doll is sleeping on it instead :)
    11. Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      That is darling!! It reminds me of those nostalgic sewing cardboards.
    12. Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      Adorable! I bet the were so happy!
      I made your pleated purse the other day! It's a great bag and tutorial!
      I blogged about it today!
    13. Hannah
      Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      This is Fantastic!!! I've been looking for some beginner sewing for my sweet girl!! thanks!
    14. Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      More great ideas!! They look so proud of themselves!!
    15. Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      What sweet projects! Very cute and they look so happy with their new purses.
    16. Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      What a cute idea! I may adapt it for a Children's Church project. You must be in Alabama because it rained here all day yesterday too!

      Sherry @ A Happy Valentine
    17. Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      what a fun cute project for little girls! i LOVE it! thanks for sharing and i linked your blog on my craft forum: http://www.missimagination.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15521#post15521

      thanks again for another fabulous idea!!
    18. vicki
      Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      Do you recommend this project for girls at least age 5? My niece is turning 3 this summer, so I wondered if this would be too hard for her to do, or would it be a fun project for her too?
    19. Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      Love it! I no longer have little ones around but if I did, we'd be making these. I love the look on the girls faces, they are so pleased with their creations. What wonderful memories you're making. Great job!
    20. Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      I was looking at this post and my two little girls both said they could do that so we are going to pick up some foam as soon as my two older kids get to school. Should be a fun day!
    21. BrendaDe
      Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      love this! I think I will use this for my daughter's birthday party on Sunday -- I was struggling to come up with new crafts that she would enjoy. 6 little 5/6 year old girls will love this...and I probably have all the supplies in my craft stash already! Thanks.
    22. Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      Love this. Will save it for the littles!
    23. Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      SO creative-- thanks we'll be doing this at our house too (-:
    24. Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      I love love love it! They look so pleased with their purses!
    25. Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      I love this! I am going to try it out on my 2 year old and then do it with my 9 year old stepdaughter this summer! Thank you so much for the idea!
    26. Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      What a great idea, and adorable project. My 5-year old niece is coming to visit and we always craft together - this will be the perfect project!
    27. Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      That is adorable! I would have never thought of using foam sheets! Cute! Cute! Cute!
    28. Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
      saved this idea and send it to my coleader. this would be good for the Brownie part of our troop.