Today, we have with us a wonderful blogger who I've admired for quite a while. I love all of her creations and how she uses her skills to not only dress her children with style, but to make her home a better place. She is one talented lady and I present her to you today:
Anyway, today I'm going to share with you what I've done to teach my son how to sew.
Back when he was 4.5 years old, I cut out a piece of burlap from an empty rice bag, and placed it into an embroidery hoop.
The whole goal was to start out simple and teach him how to sew a straight line on the sewing machine ~ he started with a very easy instant gratification project called: canvas loose-leaf paper project. It's such a great little project, it is simply sewing one red, then many blue straight lines on a small size rectangle canvas fabric. In the end you have a piece of fabric that looks like a piece of loose leaf paper!
The first couple of lines I placed a strip of yellow tape that he used as a guide...
To add to the fun factor I made a teeny tiny sized drawstring backpack for his favorite tiger stuffed animal.
LEGO sewing machine!
- Make A Bag Chapter 3D: Drawstrings @ Ikat Bag
- Make A Bag Chapter 7: Unlined Flat Tote @ Ikat Bag
- Candy Corn Backpacks @ Ikat Bag
- DIY: How To Make A Drawstring Backpack @ Momtastic
- Drawstring Backpack DIY @ Punk Projects
- How to Sew a Drawstring Backpack @ Prudent Baby
Gifts are for giving, so I encourage you to pass on your sewing skills onto your children. Have fun sewing with your kids!