That is Sophia’s first attempt at embroidery. She calls it “Pink Star”.
Sophia has always shown an interest in my crafting and sewing and has recently begun to ask me if she could do some sewing herself. At 4.5 she’s not quite at the stage where I’m willing to let her loose with a needle and flimsy fabric, let alone a sewing machine, but she managed a large embroidery needle and some muslin really well.
There were some near misses for her fingers as the needle got poked energetically through from the back of the fabric but all in all she did well and, mercifully, no band aids were required.
Using an embroidery hoop is a fantastic way for kids to control the fabric they’re sewing through. Also, we used the all 6 threads for maximum effect. Another tip, which prevents a lot of frustration (for both you and your kid) is to knot both loose ends of the thread together, creating a continuous circle with the thread, so it doesn’t continually slip out through the eye of the needle.
Happy broidsing! (Yep, that’s a word.)