Sew Good: DIY Kids' Cardboard Sewing Machine

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Are you a sewing... machine? (Wah, wah, wah...) If making things out of fabric is your jam, you may have a child who is interested in following along, but is too young to be working with needles attached to motors. No problem! Set him up with this great DIY cardboard sewing machine.

Cassie at Little Red Window created this project and a fantastically detailed tutorial to go with it. All it really requires is a relatively small cardboard box, although Cassie added some great details with beads, dowels and a spool. You can customize the design however you want, or even model the toy after your own grown up machine.

In the immortal words of Tim Gunn, we're sure you can "make it work."

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(Image credits: Cassie May)

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Beth is a writer, crafter, DIYer and design enthusiast, living in L.A. with her husband, 2 young boys, and a large mutt named Caesar. She loves fonts, yoga, matcha lattes, and home-grown tomatoes and is not shy about being a consummate nerd.