A year and a half ago, my daughter (almost 9 now) said she wanted to learn how to sew. I thought that a sewing kit and, possibly, a sewing machine would make a good Christmas gift. So, I started my research on sewing machines (a post soon to come) and sewing kits for kids. I quickly realized that the sewing kits out there for kids were all so cheap, in quality — but not in price. For what you paid, you received very few items and the items were not very good in quality. I wanted a sewing kit that my daughter could use throughout her life… something that would last… and that she would have years of wonderful, creative memories associated with…
Then, I discovered the Creative Options Grab & Go Sewing and Storage Box/Organizer which generally runs around $24. Sometimes, if you have a Micheal’s coupon, you can get them for less. I filled the Grab & Go Sewing Box/Organizer with all the items I thought she might use in the near future. I research lots of sewing books for kids and based the initial content of the sewing kit on items needed for the projects I found in those books.
There is lots of space, so items can be added as they are needed for various projects.
I also filled a dollar store drawstring bag with lots of colorful felt and yarn. Her favorite color felts are long gone — she has used them for making small drawstring bags, small felt animals or practicing embroidery on. Felt is a wonderful starter material on which kids can learn to hand sew, machine sew or embroider.
The following is a hand sewing project my daughter embarked on after my son, who is 12 now, put a sign on his door, which said “No, GIRLS younger than me allowed in MY room without MY permission!” His sign was paper.