Monday, February 28, 2011

project ideas

After working on straight stitches, Seth learned a basic cross-stitch using gingham as recommended by Montessori Services. So far, both stitches have been completed with a tapestry needle which is very blunt.

The next sewing skills will involve sewing buttons, which means learning to tie knots, which is a good time to learn to tie shoelaces. So I quickly(don't laugh) made up this lacing card and only a few short minutes later, he was tying yarnlaces like a pro. He went to the closet and dragged out one of his Daddy's winter boots(the only tie shoes currently in the house)and proceeded to tie the boot perfectly. Now he wants real sneakers with shoelaces for this summer; I'm still rooting for velcro. :)

In my search for sewing projects online, I came across some very cute and doable projects suitable for both boys and girls. Here are a few of the best:

Toddler Sewing Basket

Sewing Buttons

Warm Hearts


  1. I came across the toddler sewing basket idea recently and an thinking that I may out one together to give to Piper as an Easter gift. I also saw an idea of using fruit or vegetable mesh to embroider on here: ... I don't know if that would be too easy for Pipe or just right. We'll give it a shot and see!

    Also, those button trees are to die for! I want to make one!! Goodness knows I could afford to learn how to sew a button on to something! ;)

    Looks like Seth is learning lots of nifty skills! Learning to tie his shoes is a huge accomplishment! I remember learning it by saying some kind of rhyme about a bunny and a snake, I think!

  2. Anonymous8:08 PM

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  3. Thank you for including our toddler sewing basket on your list :)

  4. I also taught my (now adult) son the rudiments of sewing. Everyone should be able to sew a button on or mend a seam!


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