Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Sewing Kit for a Little Sweetheart

My niece decided she wanted to learn how to sew! Needless to say, I tried to make it as exciting and easy as possible. Below is a tiny tutorial about how I made her a sewing kit. 

I saw an idea on a blog that teaching little ones to sew is much easier if they can see their hand and the needle. She suggested using shelf liner from the dollar store. It is easy to write on with sharpies - cheap and versatile. Here is a link to her blog, http://www.filthwizardry.com/2010/02/sewing-and-embroidery-for-kids-with.html
Now it's time to whip up a sewing kit!

First, I tore a strip of fabric and left the fringe on the edges. 
Then I simply used Mod Podge to secure it on the cover. 
After that I glued a cute white button on the corner and let it all dry. 



To hold the needles I grabbed an old Altoids container, traced and cut the fabric. 
Then I used Mod Podge to secure it. 


This is a picture of the contents of her sewing kit! 
It was a little bit of happiness! 
Grandma (my mom) couldn't wait to show her. It was a lot of fun to watch them. My niece made a bookmark and unicorn. 
She may be the next famous crafter (but I am biased)!

I am linking up here:


6 comments:

  1. This is really cute idea! You have a great blog! Congratulations!

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  2. This is a great idea!! TFS!! Stopping by from Made By You Monday linky party.

    Here is what I shared: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/03/vinyl-amp-cover.html

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    1. Thanks Alisha! That is a very cool amp cover!

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  3. This is sooo adorable!! What a sweet aunt you are!!!

    Thank you so very much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

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    1. Thanks Christine! It was so much fun to make!

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