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.
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.