Topic | Teaching YOUNG girls to sew

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  • Polly
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    My 4 (and 1/2) year old really wants to learn to sew.  I did teach her how to do a basic stitch this morning and she did really well!  Are there any resources or advice you can give me on how to proceed?

    Crystal Wagner
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    My 5 year old started learning this fall.  I suggested that my mom start a project of the month club for her.  She gave her a sewing kit as her birthday present and sends her a new project about once a month for her to work on.  Here’s what we have done so far.

    1 – sewing big buttons (like from Oriental Trading or Hobby Lobby) onto plastic canvas

    2 – Lauri toys has lace a dolls that they can dress by lacing clothes onto them.  This isn’t exactly sewing like you suggested, but my dd loves this activity for the car and it really helps her fine tune her fine motor skills.

    3 – pieces of burlap with yarn and a large plastic needle and hoop to hold the fabric still.  either free form or draw a design with a permanent marker

    4 – make a needle case with felt

    5 – sew a button onto a felt flower and then sew on a stem

    6 – stick weaving

    7 – spool weaving

    8 – graduate into plastic canvas when she progresses past the burlap stage

    Esby
    Member

    My daughter wasn’t interested in sewing at that age, but my son was! Wool felt is really nice to work with when learning to sew – it doesn’t slip or have to be lined up perfectly. Practicing stitches on the wool is fun, and you can come up with little projects as well.

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