If you are a sewer and have young children then you know how hard it is sometimes to keep your kids busy when sewing.
It can be bedtime, food time, or just being bored, but somehow they find a way to try to convince you that what they need is more important than the project you are in the middle of.
And I’ve got to say kids are pretty talented at doing this 🙂
But in this article, we give you five ideas to keep your children busy while being close to you.
1. I Spy With My Little Eye… (Sewing Edition)
I’m sure everyone has heard of this game before, but in any case, you haven’t let me explain it real quick.
Basically, one person says “I Spy With My Little Eye Something (says a color or an adjective)”. And then the other person has to try looking around and figure out what it is.
But we are going to be putting a little twist to it. Instead of just anything, it has to be sewing related.
And as you ask them and they ask you, you can explain what every object does and how it makes the whole sewing process work.
2. Play Teacher
Instead of just asking them to be next to you as you sew whatever it is you’re working on, you can educate them a bit about what you are doing.
As you sew your project, you can tell them about everything you do.
Kids are very curious when they are young, so I’m sure they would enjoy learning something new.
Just remember that when you are stitching, make sure to watch yourselves and don’t hurt your fingers 🙂
3. My Posture?
This is something that would actually help you a lot. Since I’m sure you know that while sewing, posture is very important.
Because many injuries that sewers develop are from the wrong posture.
And in order to avoid this, something you can do is put your children near you and make it a game, that whenever your posture starts to slack off, they have to remind you. And at the end, they get some type of reward 🙂
4. My Sewing Assistant
Young children love the feeling that they are being useful and that they are helping their parents. It is a subconscious thing that children like feeling like they are contributing to something.
So what you can do is make your sewing project something that you and your children do together.
So whenever you need something then you should ask them to do it. Like the little things such as handing you needles and thread, or even throwing away pieces of fabric.
(Just a little note though, please don’t throw away scrap pieces of fabric, because there are so many things you can do with them 🙂
But anyway making your kids feel like they are doing the project will definitely help pass time and keep them busy.
Kids Busy While SewingThis specific idea can prove to be a bit annoying for the sewer, but believe me when I say that it will definitely keep your kids busy.
Basically tell your children that they have to ask as many questions that they can think of about sewing. It can be about your project, your tools, your sewing machine, absolutely anything.
But there is a catch if they can’t think of a question for more than five minutes (Or any other time) then you get to ask them any questions for however long you want.
This would really not only improve your child’s understanding and knowledge of sewing but who knows, maybe you will learn something new about your kid 🙂
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