The fabric above is some of the pieces from Anna Elise by Bari J. The moment I saw it, I was in love. It reminds me of my daughter. I wanted to redo her whole bedroom in it. She isn't so sure yet. She said, I could make her a pillow to start. Kids are so funny.
Anyways, I am pretty excited about now having two sewing machines. My oldest (9 years old) actually sounds a little interested in creating things with me and learning how to use one of the machines. That makes me oh so happy. She is a bit of a tomboy, which I think is awesome, but I definitely didn't think she would be into sewing.
So that got me thinking... what would I have her make? My first project was a pillow in middle school. My mother did not own a sewing machine. Sometimes she would hand sew some things to repair them for us, but she did not make quilts or clothing like my grandmother. So I got on the hunt for some kids friendly projects that my love might enjoy.
Here is what I found:
Crazy Little Projects has 25 things that can be sewn in under 10 minutes. That might be a good place to start. It won't be so big that she gets overwhelmed. My favorite project on there is the hand warmers. These could make sweet gifts she could make for others.
Then I found 15 more fun projects at Not So Idle Hands. And a whole bunch more at So Sew Easy.
This birthday banner would be fun to make and could be changed up for any holiday.