Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sewing Quest # 1 - sewing cards

For this first sewing quest you will need to head over to kidsactivitesblog and print their summer sewing cards!

Try cross hatching, running stitch and edging each of the cards for some great practice.
To make your sewing cards you will need
– download the set of three sewing cards here
– a printer and some 200/220gm white card
– hole punch (or just push an empty pen or sharp object through the holes if you don’t have a punch)
– wool
– blunt needle
Tip: For younger kids make the holes a little bigger and you can capture some wool inside a small piece of pipe cleaner and bend it to form a “needle.” Super safe! or if you don’t have either then just wrap the threading end of the wool with a little sellotable (clear adhesive tape).
Tie a big knot at one end of the wool or use a button as a stopper.
Please always keep an eye on your little ones as they sew, even with a blunt needle.
If you don't have a printer (or a color one!)  try a variation of this idea using leaves that you can find outside!
How to thread a needle and tie a knot:

How to running stitch:

As you can see, after printing the cards on paper - I glued them onto cardstock (cardboard).  We are using embroidery thread (we had it lying around) and plastic needles with large eye holes.  

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