Time Out! How cool is it that a 9 year old is sketching out designs and learning all about sewing and asked for "fabric and velcro" for her birthday??
Could there be a better gift for me to put together for a 9 year old girl? No! I had so much fun going through my stash and picking all different kinds of fabrics and notions for her little starter kit. In the end, I gathered the following fabrics: swimsuit knit, lightweight cottons, jersey knits, embroidered cotton, and some swiss dot.
Each cut is about a fat quarter and I thought she might have fun getting to know some different textures and weights. I did leave out anything satiny since it might frustrate her at this stage.
Then I filled a little tin with notions: velcro (as requested), cotton twill tape, elastic, rick-rack, ribbon, and safety pins (in lieu of needle & thread since she has a curious younger sister and I didn't ask for her mom's approval).
I also bought a fabric glue stick, a water soluble fabric marker, and an extra measuring tape to include.
I'm thinking she would also really enjoy this kit by Harumika; I love how you can wedge the fabric in the back of the dress form.Pin It