month of crafts with children

by kath_red on 29/01/2008

in Kids Crafts

As part of our month of crafts for children, we will be posting links to cool ideas and inspiration as well as tutorials and articles. We are still taking tutorial and article ideas for the month so please email your ideas and stories to me at whipup[at]

Wendi wrote in with this great letter about how she helps her 5 year old to sew – they are currently making a quilt.

Hello lovely Whip Up people! I’ve been enjoying this month’s theme of crafting with kids and I thought I’d send you a link to the post I just wrote about sewing with my daughter. She’s five and she’s been sewing with a machine since she turned four. In my post I talk about the things I do that “help” her sew (like drawing the stitching line for her to follow) and how I rigged her machine to slow it down a bit.

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1 thelongthread January 29, 2008 at 11:39 pm

This is inspiring. My five-year-old really wants her own machine and I have been looking for a kid’s sized machine. But with the right table and chair, I could just let her use my old Singer machine. A quilt of blocks is a great idea! Thanks.


2 girlymom January 29, 2008 at 11:59 pm

Wow, a 5 year old sewing, and to think I cna’t do that very well. I have a very unsteady foot on the pedal~ my Hubby says I drive a car the same way, I bed to differ! You have really neat crafts~ it’s so inspiring!


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