What to Make with a Sewing Machine for Kids?
A sewing machine for kids will enable your kid to make many interesting items. If you are thinking about what to make with a sewing machine for kids, we will provide you with some project ideas. Here is the list of the top three ideas that you can make with a sewing machine for kids. However, you can also improvise and come up with new items and ideas.
1. Soft Toys
To make soft toys, you need to gather the materials first. You will have to get fabric glue, stuffing materials, wool-blend felt, and items for decorations. Other items are a good quality thread, measuring tape, fabric scissors, marking pencils, fabric, and sewing pins.
Measure the appropriate size first and then give markings with a marking pencil. Always start with a simple project first that does not have any complications. Draw lines in such a way that you leave space for stuffing. Take decorating items and glue them down. You can now pin the fabric together.
The Sewing Part
Thread the needle and insert the fabric. You can now begin to sew. Make sure that you do the backstitch to secure the thread. Again sew only on the lines that you marked making space for the stuffing. Run it on all the sides and give it a complete look.
Completing the Soft Toy
The next step is stuffing. You will have to push it right to the corner so that it will be an even stuffing. Check if it is nice and firm. You can attach arms and legs to give it a cute appearance. Now close the opening of the stuffing with a hand needle
2. Tote Bags
For making tote bags, you will have to get thread, sewing pins, scissors, marking pencils, tape, and iron. You will also need cotton canvas twill tape and cotton fabric. Making the size is completely a user preference.
Cutting the Fabric
Always cut the fabric in a rectangle. You need to measure it appropriately and give marks. Now you can cut it. Similarly, measure the strap and then cut it.
Sewing the Bag
Put both the part of the fabric in the sewing machine. Now you can start to sew. Follow it with a backstitch. Do it on the other side and then you are ready. The next step is to poke out the corners and iron the hem. Press 1-inch and then iron again. Attach the straps and sew again.
3. Pencil Case
The materials for a pencil case include medium weight fabric, zipper, thread, sewing pins, scissors, marking pencils, measuring tape, and iron. Just like a tote bag, sewing a pencil pouch is the same. It is just the size difference and the zipper.
The Cutting Part
First, measure the length and then give marks. Now cut the fabric. Make sure that you cut it in a rectangular size and it must be perfect with the sizes of the zipper.
The Sewing Part
You can now start to sew on all the parts except the opening. Now attach the zipper and then start sewing again. Check the corners if it is precise.