Sewing from the Beginning II
…..A really good sewing kit for youngsters.
Sewing is a wonderful skill for children. It trains hand-eye co-ordination and it’ skills of concentration in an age of fast paced media based entertainment can be a quiet distraction for child and parent alike! This kit has been designed specifically for junior sewers with the advice of educational professionals.
First off......Who are you buying from?
My name is Mags and I design and assemble my kits at my studio on the Isle of Wight in the UK. Your experience from purchasing to finishing your kit is the most important thing to me and I am very proud of the Five Star/100% Feedback I have achieved on the platforms I have sold from since 2o13. I am always on hand to help and encourage through e-mail or my Facebook page (Maggie Gee Needlework).This is an independent web site and is not affiliated with Amazon, Ebay or similar so both the product and service you receive is outstanding.
Let me tell you about this Kit!
Except for scissors, everything needed is enclosed to sew this sampler, the idea being that your child can get on with it quietly unaided and there are some parental notes for the bemused parent who has barely sewn on a button!
I have tentatively aged both kits (the first kit from 8-10 and the second from 11-13) because parents do tend to ask for this information however to be honest all children are different and really only you will know your child’s artistic talents or specific interests.
This is the second kit (Kit II) in the set which moves on to the beginnings of embroidery introducing Chain Stitch, Stem Stitch, Buttonhole Stitch and several others and is in the prettiest pastels and add some little sparkles (Though self adhesive, a blob of glue will probably be needed.)
All the instructions in both kits comprise of both photographic and written directions which are printed onto card so they are easy to hold and keep in order. Much thought has gone into them and I have been lucky enough to have been advised throughout by a team of willing primary school teachers!
The contents of the kit contents itself comprises of a large metal needle, ‘Binca’, a large holed fabric you may remember from school! and beautiful DMC Soft Cotton which is nice and easy for children. I have pre-cut the strands for ease of use and they are placed on a card with clearly marked names and colour patches. Far from it being an old fashioned or outmoded pastime, embroidery is more popular than ever and indeed, many of my American parents still see it as an essential part of their children's traditional domestic education.(Hurrah!)
Pattern Size 15cm x 17cm (Both kits)
A bit about the First Kit!...
This first project (Kit I), featured in the other listing in this section starts with the most basic stitches and develop into threaded, looped or crossed stitches. This kit also teaches about following easy charts of small cross stitch patterns
I'm just letting you know...
....about the fabric...The design is NOT transferred onto the Binca. No hoop is included or needed for this kit!!
....picture colours may vary... colour reproduction of my pictures depend on your device screen! Likewise my camera and lighting may catch colours differently but with the exceptions of creams looking a bit paler, I work hard to make sure my colours are accurately reproduced in my listings.
.... Instructions are written in ENGLISH... I do NOT offer Digital Downloads for translation and therefore it is up to you to seek your own translation from the written instruction.
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