Since the success of our button sewing I have been looking for another simple sewing project for Immy. In our local haberdashery/craft store I found this stiff, plastic mesh sheeting (in all honestly I have no idea what it is called or what it is used for – please leave a comment if you can help me) and I grabbed it thinking that surely we could do something with it.
The sheet was a little larger than A4 size so I cut it into smaller pieces and decided to draw a simple shape with permanent marker on one of them, the idea being for Immy to hand stitch around the shape. Immy was easily able to manage this with a large, blunt-nosed metal needle and embroidery thread.
It is a work in progress. One to be popped into her toddler sewing basket for when she would like to keep working on it. I encouraged her to try to stitch on the line and she is managing that really well.
Next time I will let her draw her own image on the mesh first and I can imagine once the outline is complete it would be lovely to add some coloured buttons or large sequins to the image. What I like about this project is that I can see that it would be easily adaptable to interest older children as well.
Have you taught your children to sew?
You’ll find our previous kids sewing projects at;