The talented Blair from Wisecraft is here today to show a beginning sewing project for kids. This pillow tutorial is a great way to get our kids sewing.
(Please forgive the photos, I took them with my phone). I invited my son (decidedly not much into crafting) to make a pillow with me the other day and we had great fun. So easy, and a great chance to teach some simple machine sewing to your child. (This could also be handstitched.)
We cut 2 pieces of fabric in the size he wanted, I translated “about this big” into a 17″ x 24″ size. We measured it out on the fabric he’d chosen at the store, and he cut out the two panels.
Next, the thrill of using the machinery! I showed him the basics of the sewing machine and let him go, super easy for him (I have a function on my machine that slows the speed way down, which was helpful.) We left a 5″ opening on one side.
He turned it inside out.
He stuffed it. Then I showed him how to stitch the opening closed on the sewing machine (no worries here about visible stitches closing up the opening.)
Success! A new pillow to prop him up when he’s reading in bed!
For more ideas visit Wisecraft!