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My Simple Sewing Idea Book

Klutz/Scholastic

Age: 4 years and up

MSRP (CAD): $19.99

MSRP (USD): $14.99

Production Status: In Stores

WHAT THE KIDS SAY

Evan

5

This is easy and fun. I like making them because they're cute. And they're funny!

WHAT ADULTS THINK

Christina B.

Evan (m5) enjoyed making the cookie and the pizza so far, and it was easy for him to do with a bit of help. He really enjoyed decorating the pizza with the sticky pieces after he had completed the sewing portion. He was eager to do a second one right after the first was done, so it must have been fun for him! It is great for fine motor skills while still being fun for younger kids. The needle was plastic, large, and not sharp, which is good for the recommended age. He could work the craft with a bit of help to thread the needle when the string would fray, and to show him where to start and help him at the end. The instructions seemed more directed to the parent helping the child, which makes sense as not all children of the recommended age can read, or at least read well enough to interpret the instructions. There were lots of pictures to help the child follow along. I liked that it was a fun activity to help with fine motor skills, and that once he knew what to do, he could do most of it on his own and it wasn't too hard for him.

FEATURES

Manufacturer Description

It’s sew simple to make your own food friends! Little makers will start by practicing on 2 cardstock practice projects with our specially designed plastic needle safe for small hands. Then using the pre-cut and pre-punched felt, kids will create 3 cute projects -- a pizza pouch, a cookie keychain, and a cupcake plushy. It’s the sweetest way to build fine motor skills and learn how to sew!

Contents

  • 32-page book of instructions & inspiration

  • 2 paper practice projects

  • 59 felt pre-cut pieces

  • 5 foam yarn stoppers

  • 6 googly eyes

  • Plastic needle

  • Yarn in 2 colors (14 yd/12.8m)

  • Stuffing (0.5 oz/16g)

  • Plastic key ring

  • Pom-pom