My new Learn-to-Sew Kits are now on Etsy. The star of the kit is a little Phoebe doll, called Scrappy Phoebe. There are five different Scrappy Phoebes. She comes dressed in her "underwear", but hopefully once she arrives, she will soon have many dresses.
The Scrappy Phoebe Learn to Sew Kits come with everything a girl needs to make at least 8 dresses. The kit includes
- Scrappy Phoebe (obviously)
- An instruction Booklet
- Pattern for the basic dress, to make and embellish
- 8 Fabrics (your "scraps")
- 10 Trims
- 8 Velcro closures
- Practice Fabric
The kit is perfect for kids 7-10 with little or no sewing machine experience. The dress is easy to make and the focus is on the fun of designing and embellishing. After all that is the fun of learning to sew, adding your own ideas. This kit allows for lots of ideas.
And Scrappy Phoebe herself is pretty cute. She is small, but not so small that it makes sewing tricky.
Later this week I will have a guest post about hand sewing with kids. The dresses can also be made with hand sewing.
Later I will introduce two intermediate kits: Princess Scrappy Phoebe and Winter Clothes for Scrappy Phoebe. Not sure if I will have those ready before the holidays though.