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!

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!

  4. 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.


  5. I forgot about this project. I am going to try it with my three year old. I can not wait to get her sewing!

  6. 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!

  7. 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 🙂

  8. This is Fantastic!!! I’ve been looking for some beginner sewing for my sweet girl!! thanks!

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