Since Christmas BB has been interested in learning how to sew. I have an old threading animals busy bag that he likes to use, but I thought it was time to make some new ones that are more versatile easy sewing pictures.
Make sure you follow my sewing board on Pinterest for more ideas. Don’t forget to save the pin for later.
To make your own easy sewing pictures you will need:
- Plastic aida boards (available on amazon)
- Permanent pen
- Tapestry needle
On a piece of plastic aida draw a simple picture for your little one to sew around. You could alternatively use a piece of plain fabric. The good thing about the aida boards is they are rigid, making it slightly easier for smaller hands to deal with.
Cut a long length of wool and thread it onto the tapestry needle (make sure that the needle actually fits through the holes on the aida).
Then let your little one experiment with sewing around the picture you have drawn. Don’t correct them if they get it wrong, just let them experiment. As they get older, they can use these to try out cross-stitching and embroidery stitches. The other great thing about using these is they are totally reusable. When they are done, you can unstitch it easily.
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