If you’ve come to my blog looking to teach your child or students to sew you’ve definitely come to the right place. I love teaching children to sew and hope you will too. I’ve tried to make everything here as clear and simple as possible.
I walk you through the basic supplies you’ll need to sew with your kids and how to decide which supplies are the ‘right’ ones to buy. Next I’ll show you how to teach kids to sew a simple running stitch. I’ll also give you a few extra stitches you might like to try. Of course a few do’s and don’ts to help you run a sewing class are also included….and what about some simple sewing projects for kids I hear you ask…well I certainly have you covered with all these free sewing projects.
Teaching kids to sew can be daunting. It can be chaos when you have 20 or more kids all needing help. But after 25 years of teaching, I still find it exciting and rewarding to see the pride on their faces when they sew something they really love.
I hope these posts help you get started on your sewing with kids adventure:
- Essential supplies you need
- Essential stitches you need
- How to run a kids sewing class
- The 7 Golden Rules of Teaching Kids to Sew
- The 5 Golden Don’ts of Teaching Kids to Sew
Of course, when you have all that organised you’ll be asking, “What is the simplest project I can sew with my class?” Well, that would have to be my all time favourite simple-to-sew softie, Zenki. That’s Zenki down there in the photo below or should I say, lots of Zenkis.
If you still have a few minutes to spare, and I hope you do, you might be interested in reading my article on why hand sewing is so important for young kids to learn.
If you have any questions you are welcome to visit the Sew a Softie facebook group or email me at trixi(at)coloured buttons(dot)com