Thursday, August 21, 2008

Lessons in Sewing....

One of the things that we are doing this year is to teach both boys to sew. This is the newest sewing kit that we came up with. The boys are making their own building blocks. They really want to crash cars into them to see how far they can fly. Funny.
Kit consists of Foam squares with holes that we punched along the edge. Then the only other supplies are yarn to sew it closed.
Here is a picture of Sam working hard on his.
This is what the final product looks like. This one was made by DH. He does love helping with the school work. These kits were very simple to make and lots of fun. Hope you enjoy.

5 comments:

Piseco said...

That's a great idea! JediBoy has shown some interest in sewing from time to time and we've done similar projects in felt - little stuffed pillows or stockings. I bet he'd love to make blocks. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mrs. Darling said...

Love the block idea. I plan on teaching Tink to sew this fall.

Nina said...

So cool. I want to try this. Did they use a neddle with the yarn. Also did you use an ordinary hole punch? You can answer in the comments. Thanks.

Gottfredsen said...

Nina,
No we just used the yarn. They do have plastic needles that you can get for the little kids, or just wrap tape around the tip to keep from fraying. We just used a regular hole punch to make the holes. It was all really easy to do. I would love to see pictures if you get to do it.

reprehriestless warillever said...

What a great idea!