Monday, September 5, 2011

Easy Hand Sewing for Children

Sewing is a skill. And, it's a great skill to have. However, it's just not as popular as it used to be. Here's an easy way to introduce your child to hand sewing. You don't need to be an expert to do this. If you are a teacher, you can do this in your classroom! It's that easy and the kids love it.

  • burlap (easily obtained from a fabric store or the sewing section of Walmart)
  • yarn
  • yarn needle
  • masking tape

  1. Cut a piece of burlap to desired size.
  2. Tape the sides on the back to keep the burlap from unraveling or fraying.
  3. Start sewing using your yarn and yarn needles.
This is what MJ, my 3-year old, came up with. I love it! I want to frame it. (They look super cute when they are framed.)


  1. This is a great idea! My daughter is dying to sew and just turned 3, this would be a nice way to start.

  2. Really love this! I am just now teaching my 5 year old Granddaughter to sew and this is a perfect learning tool!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Lisa H.