A Guide to Teaching Kids to Sew and the Sewing Supplies You Need
Recently, Alicia, who is a member of the Sew a Softie facebook group asked me about teaching kids to sew and what essential supplies you might need to get started. The following is a list of what I use in my workshops. These are my personal supply preferences and are based on my own experiences spread over more than 20 years of teaching kids to sew but they are still just personal preferences. Other sewing teachers may have different supply lists that will work for you just as well. And here’s my Guide to Teaching Kids: Essential Stitches List
An important thing to remember when buying your sewing supplies is to buy good quality materials. Cheap materials tend to break easily and oftentimes are difficult to work with. Those threads and needles you buy at bargain basement stores are often bargain basement quality too. ALWAYS check the quality of your materials by giving them a test run. If it’s difficult for you to pull the needle through the fabric it’s going to be even more difficult for a child.
The essential supply list: