When I was younger, I remember being entertained for hours with sewing cards – simple chipboard shapes with punched holes and a length of string. I would practice sewing for hours! I thought it would be a fun activity for my kids too, and perfect for practicing hand/eye coordination. I looked and looked, and couldn’t find any sewing cards! So I did what any crafter would do – I made my own wooden sewing projects for kids!
They were ridiculously easy.
- Simple Cut Out Wooden Shapes (I used Flower, Apple, Horseshoe, Circle, Star, Heart)
- Kids Plastic (Blunt) Sewing Needles
- Crop-A-Dile Punch Tool
- Acrylic Craft Paint
- Paint Brushes in Assorted Sizes
After you have marked all of your shapes, you can begin punching holes using your Crop-A-Dile. This tool is a must-have for any DIY/crafts lover! It punches through leather, metal, wood and chipboard with ease.
I purchased this tin to keep all of the sewing cards and needles contained.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).