All the while being an excellent activity for developing fine motor skills and improving hand-eye coordination and concentration.
A quick download, paper punch, thread and a kid-safe needle is all it takes for elemental age children to enjoy this fun activity. They make for a great ‘take-along’ activity for family holidays and road trips too.
EASY SEWING PATTERNS FOR LITTLE BEGINNERS
Try cross hatching, running stitch and edging – it’s up to the kids how they want to follow the punched holes.
To make your sewing cards you will need
– download the set of three sewing cards here
– a printer and some 200/220gm white card
– hole punch (or just push an empty pen or sharp object through the holes if you don’t have a punch)
– blunt needle
Tip: For younger kids make the holes a little bigger and you can capture some wool inside a small piece of pipe cleaner and bend it to form a needle. Super safe! or if you don’t have either then just wrap the threading end of the wool with a little sellotable (clear adhesive tape).
Tie a big knot at one end of the wool or use a button as a stopper.
Please always keep an eye on your little ones as they sew, even with a blunt needle.
Our free printable files are for personal use only.
Happy sewing kids