In any discussion about sewing, I always reference my deep-seated sewing issues caused by cranky high school Sewing teachers.
I may have also mentioned that my mum finished several of my high school sewing assignments for me.
Then I met Trixi. She has helped me workshop all my unresolved sewing issues.
Last Christmas, I let 27 Grade 3 students loose with needles as a part of Trixi’s Sew a Softie for Christmas campaign.
This festive season, I’m sharing some festive sewing cards for kids. They are perfect for the beginning sewer and awesome for fine motor practice.
Miss 4 is keen to embrace her inner-seamstress. I am keen to avoid passing my sewing neuroses onto her.
Like most kids, she needs projects that hit that sweet spot between being challenging and rewarding.
If the frustration level is too high, then it’s game over.
So before we jump into learning how to sew a softie, I’ve created these sewing cards to help her get accustomed to needle, thread and the good old running stitch. (Do you like how I just threw that terminology in there? Take THAT, high school Sewing teachers.)
What you will need:
Free template – click to print yours
Print out the template onto cardstock and cut images out.
I have an intense love affair with my laminator, so I chose to laminate our cards. (This obviously preserves your cards for longer. This step is optional though.)
Punch holes at regular intervals around the shapes.
Thread yarn through the eye of the plastic needle. Let your little one practise pulling the yarn through the holes around the festive sewing cards.
For loads more rad ideas, be sure to check out all the different tutorials running as a part of Sew a Softie for the Festive Season.
These templates, plus 4 more, can be found in my Christmas eBook, 12 Oh Creative Days of Christmas. I originally designed them to be playdough mats, but they have been a huge hit here as sewing cards. Win!
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