Holiday Gift Guide for the Junior Sewist
Do you have a mini sewist in your life? Don't know what to get them for the holidays? Well have no fear because we've got you covered! Here are 5 fun gift ideas for that super crafty kid on your list.
1. Hand Sewing Kit for Kids
For the littlest sewists on your list, a simple hand sewing kit (like this one from the Lunenberg Makery) is the best way to introduce them to the world of sewing. For older/more advanced kiddos there are slightly more complex kits like this stuffed whale, these adorable llamas, and this super sweet strawberry keychain that they'll be proud to show off when they're finished.
2. Enroll them in a Kids' Sewing Camp
Sewing camps can teach kids all the basics of hand and machine sewing, build confidence, and are a great break for parents too (trust me, they will thank you for this gift). Check out your local fabric and craft stores to see what they offer!
3. Their Very First Sewing Machine
If the kid on your list has already mastered hand sewing and is ready to graduate to the next level, buying them their very first sewing machine makes a really special gift. Depending on the age and experience of the child, you can go with something cutesy like this Hello Kitty Machine from Janome or a basic beginner machine like this one from Singer. No matter what brand you go with make sure to look for a lightweight machine with large dials, good speed control, and extra safety features depending on the needs and experience of the sewer.
4. A Cute Sewing Case
Sewing tools are practical, but last time I checked most kids don't really care about being practical so make sure to keep things cute with this adorable fox sewing case.
5. Kid-friendly Sewing Books
Once your crafty kiddo has most of the basics mastered keep them interested in sewing with a kid-friendly sewing book full of projects they'll love to get excited about. The Sewing School book features 21 easy projects for kids aged 5 and up while the fashion design book in the same series is perfect for slightly older kids ready to tackle making their own clothes. Another great option is Sew with Me: 60 Fun & Easy Projects to Make Your Own Fabulous Decor and Accessories, full of fun projects split into 3 skill levels that will keep them engaged as their sewing skills improve.