While my girls have been enjoying some more complex textile crafts like weaving and making God’s Eyes, my big boy is still a little frustrated and struggling to get the hang of the ‘in, out, over, under’ technique required. So I decided some super simple sewing cards were in order… to help him practice the skills and gain confidence.
These simple sewing cards are just basic shapes with holes punched around the edges.
We used a regular paper two hole punch (held upside down so we could make sure we were making holes in approximately the right spot) to punch the holes, and wool to ‘sew’ with.
I made a really simple ‘needle’ by cutting out a thin ‘needle shape’ from an ice-cream container lid and making a hole in one end (I melted the hole with a hot skewer). Make sure your ‘needle’ is thin enough to fit through your holes and you may like to tie a button on the end to stop it being easily pulled all the way through.
You can download set 1 of the simple sewing cards here.
You can download set 2 of the simple sewing cards here.
These are A4 sized pdf files. If you are printing on US ‘letter’ sized paper be sure to choose ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printing options.
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Fantastic Fun Kate! I want to try some basic sewing with the girls soon so thank you for your printables! And how clever are you making that needle….love it!
Thanks so much for these :)
Bek @ Just For Daisy says
This is fabulous!! I love it! Will definitely be trying this – what a fabulous idea for the needle!
These are gorgeous Kate – just pinned them!
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My girls would love this, they are into sewing and beading at the moment, anything threading.
I love how you made the needle – what an awesome idea! Just pinned it.
Valerie @ Glittering Muffins says
Thanks for sharing, we’ll be using those :)
my daughter will love these.