Simple Sewing

April 29, 2020  |   Making, Materials, Coordination

Sewing is a time-tested way to join all kinds of materials together. 

Alivia Broadway stitches together the information you need to begin making sewn items on your own.

Materials | Supplies

  • yarn or thick string
  • plastic needles or blunt embroidery needles
  • markers
  • scissors
  • styrofoam plates, package inserts, cardboard
  • mesh plastic bags, burlap, embroidery hoops (optional)

Concepts Explored

  • fine motor skills
  • hand-eye coordination
  • materials
  • patterns

Discovery Starters

Why is sewing an important skill? 

What other unconventional materials can you sew?

If you don't have a needle, what could you use to sew? Why?

If you don't have yarn or string, what could you use for thread?

Explore Further

Find other materials to sew, what makes them easy or hard to sew through?

Look at the stitches in items around your home? Are the all the same? Why?


Additional Resources

YouTube video: Hand Sewing Basics

YouTube video: How to Sew on a Button

Think Fun Education Blog: Why Children Should Learn to Sew

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