Happy National Sewing Machine Day!

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Did you know that June 13th is National Sewing Machine Day? We’re celebrating with some fun FREE sewing machine colouring pages! Just enter your email address below and you’ll get instant access to download, print, and colour these pages with your kids.

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The Perfect Age to Teach a Child to Sew

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This is a question I often get from parents, and while there is no perfect age to teach children how to sew, there are techniques that a child can more effectively master at certain ages. This is because children generally reach certain developmental physical and cognitive milestones at different stages of their childhood. Below is a general guideline of what children can learn and do at different ages to develop their sewing skills based on my experience of teaching kids to sew for the past 10 years. Keep in mind that each child is unique and some children may progress through their sewing journey at different rates which is perfectly normal.

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Age 2-4 years:

  • Sewing Lacing Cards

  • Threading Large Wooden Beads

Age 5-7 years:

  • Basic hand sewing stitches including embroidery and cross-stitch

  • Hand sewing small projects with felt

Age 8-10 years:

  • Machine sewing small beginner projects

Age 11 years +:

  • Sewing Clothing + learning garment construction techniques

Has your child learned to sew? What was the first thing they made? Share it with us in the comments section!

Happy Sewing!

My First Sewing Kit Challenge

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So, you want to pass on the age old art of sewing to your child... well the first thing you'll need to do is have your child put together their very own sewing kit! 

Here at Sewing Camp we offer a fun 3 day challenge called “My First Sewing Kit” to create your child’s very first sewing kit! This is a challenge that we offer only a few times a year so be sure to sign up this week!

We will guide you and your child through all the important items you'll need in your sewing box tool kit, with daily videos featuring a fun DIY activity to complete each day.

This is the perfect way to get your child started on their sewing journey and to becoming a sewist extraordinaire!

Head on over to our Homepage, and click on “WAITLIST” to be added to our email list and to be the first to know when the Challenge begins!

Happy Sewing!

Happy National Button Day!

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Did you know today is National Button Day? Here are a few fun things you can do with buttons:

  • Start a Button Collection!

  • Tackle your mending pile and mix and match buttons for a fun pop!

  • Create a button embellished T-shirt!

  • Craft with buttons by hot gluing them onto paper, cardboard, or anything you’d like, to create fun designs!

Do you have any fun ideas of what to use buttons for? Share them in the comments!

5 Best Tips For Teaching Sewing To Kids (+ GIVEAWAY)

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I am beyond excited to let you know that I wrote a guest blog for my all time favourite children’s art website The Artful Parent! I have been a long time reader of Jean’s blog and have loved following her adventures in art with her children. Today you can find me over there talking about the “5 Best Tips for Teaching Sewing to Kids” and there is a fun 3 Month Giveaway into my new program Sewing Camp! Head on over to the Artful Parent to have a read!

Our New Sewing Camp Program!

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Knowing where to start with sewing doesn't have to be overwhelming...

And you don’t have to figure it out alone!

We created Sewing Camp just for aspiring sewists like you and your child.

The Sewing Camp program makes learning how to sew easy with 14 levels of learning that build upon previously mastered skills and techniques, so your child can confidently create whatever they dream up!

Hold on... I know what you're thinking... 

You don't have the time to bring your child to yet another program. I see you Mama, and I hear you. 

You're a busy mom, with endless amounts of to-dos on your list and you're beginning to feel more like your child's personal chauffeur than their parent and guardian. You're rushing them to Tae Kwan Do on Monday, Art Class on Tuesday, Swimming on Wednesday, not to mention school, playdates, appointments, family outings and everything in between.

You've been dreaming of spending more quality time at home with those you love, without having to sacrifice your child's hobbies and learning, but there's just not enough time in your day.

What if we brought the learning to you?

Online learning is growing like we've never seen before, making it convenient for people of all ages to obtain the information they want to learn on their own time and schedules, from the comfort of their homes.

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INTRODUCING SEWING CAMP

Sewing Camp is a monthly, online sewing program designed to take children from a complete beginner to a confident sewist. The video sewing lessons are intended for children aged 8+, but mothers may have fun learning to sew alongside their children!

Thanks for stopping by! I cannot wait to share more with you about Sewing Camp program! Be sure to get on the waiting list to register for the program, and swing by the blog for more fun sewing goodness. If you want to get a sneak peek behind the scenes and see what we are up to, be sure to follow us on Instagram!