Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 5. Felt sewing for kids

For the second year, we're bringing you a bunch of ideas for handmade Christmas gifts and also, lovely gifts for the makers in your life. (Or, gifts for you to hint loudly at with your loved ones!)

Today we're sharing a gift idea for the young makers.
These cute little 'Felties' are very appealing to young ones. The instructions are very clear and from about age six or seven, kids should be able to help trace, cut, sew and stuff the little characters.
By about age ten kids can probably achieve these all by themselves!

Pair the Felties book ($19.95) with one of our Rainbow Bundles of 100% pure new wool felt ($22.75) for a great gift. We also have an assortment of wool felt colours at $6.50 per 25 x 45cm piece.
Add a bag of stuffing - we have pure Australian wool tops for $12.50 a 250g bag or wonderfully springy recycled P.E.T. (from plastic drink bottles) at $4 a 200g bag.
For the stitching, we have a range of coloured embroidery threads at 70c a skein and perle cotton at $6 per ball, as well as regular Gutermann cotton thread.

More felt sewing ideas in these two great books, also!
And while we're talking kids and sewing, these books are full of excellent ideas to have kids picking up new skills and creating projects they'll be really proud of.
Is there a young maker (or potential maker) in your life who needs some inspiration this Christmas?

- Jane & Fiona xx

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