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Update : I’ve discontinued a lot of these sets as there just wasn’t the demand for them
Yippee, the school holidays have finally arrived. My kids finished up on Wednesday and we’ve had a great start to the holidays. I usually buy in a few bits at the beginning of the school holidays and hide them away for rainy days (let’s hope we don’t get too many of them this summer!) I have found in the past that sewing projects go down really well in our house – whether we use a kit or make our own felt designs. They take time and concentration to do and usually the result brings plenty of pride and delight. If you are looking for some fun sewing kits for your children, check out these five…
This bear is part of the Gift in a Tin range and it comes in a lovely tin, which the bear can then be kept in or brought on holidays in. The bear is part sewn, so all that is needed is to fill him with the stuffing and sew him closed. He comes with a birth cert and some fun accessories. Everything needed is in the tin (stuffing, accessories, plastic needle, thread). This is a simple sewing kit and is recommended for children aged 6+. When my youngest was six, she made this teddy.
2. Millie Mouse – Discontinued
Like the Travel Bear, Millie Mouse is a gorgeous first sewing project for children aged 6+. Her body is part sewn with an opening at the back for the child to stuff her and sew her up using the plastic needle, thick thread and pre-punched holes.
Some sewing kits appeal to girls more than boys but boys love sewing too. This kit would suit either a boy or a girl as they sew together all the pieces of felt to make their very own puppy. Like the other kits, the pieces are pre-punched for ease but there is a lot more sewing involved with this kit. It is also recommended for children aged 6+.
4. Make a Sock Owl – Discontinued
This kit is part of Gift in a Tin’s Mini-Tin range so the tin is smaller than the other tins. Since this project involves more sewing than their other sewing kits, it’s recommended for children aged 8+.
5. Petal the Unicorn – Discontinued
Unicorns are hugely popular at the moment and I’m sure if you bought this sewing kit, it would go down so well. She is part sewn, so all that is needed is for this unicorn to be stuffed and sewn closed. Recommended for children aged 6+
I hope this has given you a taste of what sewing projects are out there for children. They make great birthday presents and are fun to do with your child. They are perfect for beginners and are great for developing fine motor skills and following instructions.
Enjoy the school holidays,