Sewing is definitely making a comeback in the twenty first century due to a changing economy and some very business savvy people. Some people love sewing crafts because it has become a favorite hobby and others have used their sewing talents to market their products and sell them for a profit. Whatever the reason you have decided to take an interest in sewing crafts you can be rest assured that you are not alone.
Sewing is such a versatile craft. There are literally millions of ideas out there for beginners and experts alike. That’s why it’s such a great hobby to take up. You can either learn just the basics of sewing or you can take your education much further and learn some extremely difficult sewing techniques and create some magnificent sewing crafts. Sewing definitely has a spot for every skill level and type of learner. Let’s take a look at some crafts for various age types.
Sewing crafts for kids
Sometimes we forget that kids love to make crafts too, so when it comes to sewing don’t count them out just because they are young. There are some great sewing crafts out there for kids to make as well as adults. Here are just a few sewing craft ideas for kids:
•Bean Bags. These will be much easier if you have a basic sewing machine that will do a straight stitch but they can be done by hand also. If your child is too young for the sewing machine then all you need to do is teach them how to do a basic straight stitch. They can pick the fabric, cut the squares, and fill them will beans. It’s really that easy and then they have something they’ve made all on their own; well mostly on their own.
•Two dimensional hand puppets. You can use different types of fabric when you’re making these. I have seen people use cottons, flannels, and even felt to make hand puppets for kids. They can pick the colors and even cut out (with or without help from you) the pattern. Sew the two sides together and your project is done. Depending on what you use as your puppet they can glue eyes and a nose on them and whatever other embellishments they feel like adding.
•Tied quilts. You might think that quilting is too hard, but if your child knows how to tie a knot and has an average attention span they can tie their own quilt. The best fabric to use for this type of quilt is fleece. All they have to do is cut the sides of the fabric and then tie two of the cut pieces together using a square knot. They look cute and your child has really accomplished something.
Sewing crafts for adults
It’s hard to determine what kinds of sewing crafts adults will be interested in as there are millions out there to choose from. Here is an idea for a beginner and one for a more experienced sewer:
•If you’re new to the art of sewing then you’ll want to start with a project that is fairly simple so that you don’t get discouraged about not finishing. You can find sewing kit projects in any craft store that come with everything in them you need, and specific instructions on how to do them. One that comes to mind is cross stitch. There are simple patterns you can buy and follow and some even come in kits that have the thread and everything you already need to get started.
•Stuffed dolls are always challenging, especially when they’re three dimensional. Little girls love them and you can add so many cute things to them that give it your own personal touch. They’re much too advanced for beginner crafters, but if you’d had experience then you might want to find a pattern and give it a try.
There are millions of sewing crafts available to every person and skill level out there. Listing them all would be impossible. For more information on different types of sewing crafts try your local craft store or on the Internet.