It can be hard to tear kids away from their screens, and with the Fall 2020 school year shaping up to be a little — or a lot — different this year, our kids will be spending more time than ever staring into the digital abyss.
It will be more important than ever to find activities that excite your kids enough to spend quality time offline.
Sewing is an all-around A+ hobby that positively impacts character development and mental growth while giving your child's creative muscle a serious workout.
On top of that, sewing improves concentration and focus, strengthens hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, builds confidence and problem-solving skills, and teaches your children a practical lifelong skill. Oh, and sewing uses plenty of math to boot!
When planning your daily at home school schedule, why not incorporate a "Maker Hour" during which your child can spend 30 to 60 minutes learning and practicing sewing? We'll be back online (and hopefully in-store) with classes this fall, and in the meantime, we love these two great books for teaching your children to sew: Sewing School 1 and Sewing School 2, (both are available online at Chateau Sew or in our shops).
One of the easiest ways to get your kids excited to sew is by having them choose fabrics they love and setting a project goal. For example, why not invite them to make a holiday gift for their best friend or teacher? Who knows, if they start soon, maybe they'll master the craft enough to sew for everyone on your list!
We love this simple DIY Drawstring Backpack as a great project to start with and we're flush with fabric too adorable to resist!
Easy DIY Drawstring Backpack Sewing Tutorial
Five Fabrics So Cute, Your Kids Will Want to Turn Off Their Screens and Sew
Dear Stella Fabrics — Autumn Journal Peat
Squirrels, hedgehogs, mushrooms and more will inspire sewing and a love of all things outdoors!
Riley Blake Fabrics — Beauty and the Beast
Even the Beast is a beauty in this whimsical print of the classic tale!
Riley Blake Fabrics — Merry Little Christmas - Main Cream
A charming fabric so adorable even the Grinch will be charmed by it.
Michael Miller Fabrics — Precious Pets
With 15 prints to choose from, there's a dog and cat for everyone to fall in love with!
Free Spirt Fabrics — Courtney Cerruti for Anna Maria's Conservator Spectrum - Panel
Part of the Flower Market Collection - bright and inspiring all year long!
We're always available to help with fabric and sewing questions! Call or email us anytime!