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Hello, I’m Mel from One Crafty Mumma (in Tasmania) and with the lovely assistance from my daughter (Bella) I’m going to share a children’s sewing project with you today. Both of my children have been stitching from a very early age and although my 15 year old boy has moved onto other hobbies, Bella is still a very keen stitcher/creator and really enjoys designing her own patterns for simple softies and projects.
How to make a simple softie
a perfect first sewing project for children
The softie below is her very first pattern that she created from a sketch – I’ve included the instructions and also a PDF for the pattern, but your own child might enjoy creating their own design. It’s a simple process of drawing up a design on paper and then breaking down the elements to pattern pieces so it can be stitched up. Felt is a great medium for children to work with because it doesn’t fray.
Material list for a simple softie
♥ Embroidery cotton
If you’re creating Bella’s softie, simply print out the PDF file (found in the material list above) and follow the cutting instructions listed on the PDF. Next you’ll need to stitch on the buttons, lips and scales, using a simple running stitch.
Stitch the softie together, catching the legs as you go and then stuff. Sew a family of them by upsizing and/or downsizing the pattern 🙂
A very big thank you to Cindy for letting us join in the with the craft camp fun! Happy stitching everyone. xox