One of the greatest things our parents ever taught us was how to sew — well that and drive a stick shift. Although knitting and sewing crafts are all the rage right now (today's kids have it lucky) we were so grateful to know how to sew back on a button or tackle the making of our own curtains. Ohdeedoh reader Sharaine thinks similarly and made her daughter this out-of-sight sewing kit for her 6th birthday!
Sharaine can be found down under in Melbourne, Australia writing the blog, Mini Macs. She had seen similar kits in stores, but wanting to stick to her diy nature, she decided to make her own, giving her the ability to make it tailored to her daughters interests and needs. Here's some of the things included in the kit:
• 10 fat quarters of different fabrics
• 3 skeins of wool
• bamboo knitting needles
• embroidery floss
• sewing thread
• thimble and sewing needles (enclosed in the paper needle safe)
• princess knitting buddy
• small stainless steel scissors
• pins and a measuring tape
We love the idea and it gives us a legitimate reason to drag home all those small suitcases from the thrift stores. Plus, since everything is contained, even if she forgets about her sewing supplies until later on, she'll be all set when she leaves home for college and is on her own!
(Image: Mini Macs)