On the Eighth Day of Christmas, I give you a DIY sewing kit.
I know many kids that are asking for a sewing machine and "sewing stuff" for Christmas/ Hanukkah this year. More than a few parents have called to ask me for recommendations for a sewing machine and supplies.
The following are some suggestions to get you started. You don’t need to include all of these items! Pick and choose the ones that you think would best suit the child and your budget.
Also, please note that links to online versions of the following are provided for your convenience. Both so you can click through and see a picture of the item, the price, and (in some cases) reviews and to give you a convenient online location to buy if you prefer to do your shopping online. However, please know that you can find much of these in your local sewing and craft store.
So lets get your kit started. The advantage of putting a kit together yourself vs purchasing one that is pre-assembled is that the quality of these items are far superior to the kits. You can choose the size and quantity to fit your budget and the colors to suit your child. A great sewing box can be filled over time and as their interest grows.
For the kid that loves to sew
Measuring, marking, cutting and sewing are what we are focusing on first.
Then you will need thread, needles and fabric to sew.
Thread, embroidery floss or pearl cotton, and sewing needles that have a large eye and are easy to thread. A needle threader, a colorful stack of fabric- try some fat quarters, or an assortment of felt to inspire their creativity.
And don't forget about embellishments! A sewing kit for kids would not be complete without a big bag of polyfil and a way to personalize their creation. An assortment of ribbon, beads, ricrac trim and yarn will help to complete any vision your child may have.
With these supplies, you are guaranteed hours of quiet, creative time. I promise!