“Sew Together, Grow Together”

This morning the family went out to the city to get the very necessary coffee pods as I had run out 2 days ago (which was also when I got my migraine). Once out, little Zach wasn’t too keen to keep walking around the shops, so he and hubby went home while Josh and I continued on to Lincraft for the second necessary item on the list … FABRICS!

However, we made a quick stopover to Dymocks to see if I could find a book for Zach, but over the loudspeakers came an announcement that there was a craft activity for kids happening there and then. So Josh and I decided to check it out.

It was a sewing class for kids … wazza! Fantastic timing as Josh wanted me to get him a book with sewing craft ideas for kids.

Trixi Symonds was holding the activity and she is the author of Sew Together, Grow Together, a selection of hand-sewing projects … with the idea {of} the book planted by parents who ‘can’t even sew on a button’ but wished they could play a more active role in their child’s hand-sewing adventures …” (extract from the book’s intro)

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The kids were given all the necessary supplies to make a felt cushion they could turn into a monster or anything else they liked.

Josh was shown how to pin the felt together and how to do a running stitch …

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Check out how neat his stitches are compared to when he first started (circled in the picture below)

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Time to stuff the cushion …

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And here he is with the finished cushion, with googly eyes, pom-poms and bowtie super-glued on with the help of a grown-up.

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And here is Josh with Trixi the author who also has a blog called Coloured Buttons

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And finally on the train with his creation, who he named “Mr Whoopie Cushion”

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I was so proud of Josh and was a bit worried at first him using an embroidery needle that was small and very pointy and sharp … but, he did it, with no accidents at all.

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Already onto his next project from the book and it seems Josh chose the most complex and challenging of all to begin with LOL 😀 Can’t wait for Josh to do more projects and hone his sewing skills.

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Please note, we paid and purchased our Sew Together, Grow Together book and not affiliated with the author or the book. I just love to share great ideas … as it’s caring 😉

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