Project Owl: Sewing with my 6-year-old #MothersDay

Simon owl

I’ve never sewn anything more than a button so I thought it would be fun to try and do the Sew-Your-Own Owl Kit last weekend with my son. We had a lot of fun and while some parts of the kit were a little advanced for my six-year-old’s capabilities, we were able to work through it and there were a lot of things to do along the way that kept him interested.

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Some of the things he enjoyed doing were reading the instructions, cutting out the patterns, stuffing the owl, gluing pieces that needed to be glued and even doing some whip stitches. And while I did some of the more difficult sewing, he learned how to thread needles and do some of his own sewing on the side. Here is the elf he made with the spare pieces of fabric. I think it turned out quite nice!

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If you’re new to hand sewing like me and unfamiliar with some of the terminology, I found these resources to be helpful: Hand Sewing: The Basics and Tutorial: Hand Sew Felt Using Whip Stitch. This kit is a great way to get started!

What will you be making for your next weekend project?

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