Our little friend, Darla, is turning six today. I made her a sewing kit for her birthday.
I bought this hinged wooden box at Michael's. It has a magnetic closure. I cut some pink polka dotted paper and used Mod Podge to glue a square of it on top and a smaller square on the inside of the top. Then I made a pin cushion and a needle book.
She loves fairies so I used a some fairy fabric for these. I pulled out my buttons and selected a small collection of colorful, pretty buttons and then I slipped in a few small spools of thread and a pair of sewing scissors.
I thought it would be fun for her to have some scraps of fabric to play with (my scrap basket is one of my kid's favorite toys). I found this little linen draw-string bag and made a pink linen patch for and stamped it with the word "scraps."
And I also wanted to give her a real project to try. I had a leftover felt pencil case from the Daisy Scouts project so I included that along with the button, pencils, and felt flowers and glue stick (the flowers are for embelishing the case after it is sewn). And, of course, the instructions. If you would like the instructions, too, you can download them here.
Darla is a pretty awesome six-year-old. I hope that she enjoys doing some sewing!
The pincushion and needle book w scissors are so sweet. Good idea about the magnetic closure box. Scraps hooray and a project. A gift you can’t buy and better! The pins on the pincushion make one think of fairy dust…all the more magical! Go Darla go!
this is a lovely and thoughtful present! i’m sure she is going to love it! 🙂
Lovely World says
This is a nice idea, even for my grown up friends! Many of these friends are always asking me to “teach them to sew.” Nothing better than giving someone the tools and a small project.
Love the box of quilting fabric you found. I have been the recipient of such lovely finds in the past myself. Enjoy!