Laura Bray of katydiddys offers some tips for teaching your wee one to embroider. Pictured: Laura’s daughter with her first real thread-and-fabric project. Awesome awesome awesome! See more at Laura’s blog post.…

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Cindy of Cindy’s Stitches in Time made these little birdie keychains as baby-shower favors. (Great idea!) You could do the same. Or wouldn’t this make a great project to do with kids! Cindy doesn’t provide a pattern, but you could …

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The pattern and instructions for this plastic canvas necklace are free from the Michaels site. Stitch and string the pendant with white floss, then hand-dye in the color scheme of your choice. What a perfect summer project to do with …

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Barbara Cheeseman of Embroidery Overlaps gives us a look at some gorgeous little brooches she created, she says, from “just felt, some buttonhole stitch and beads, and a bit of organza and/or net, and a safety pin stitched on behind.” …

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This sweet bracelet is made from inexpensive materials and requires the most basic applique and embroidery skills — a perfect gift to make for the fairy princess in your house, or the perfect project for a young one to learn …

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Gina of Fan My Flame shows off the fabulous results of giving eight 10- and 11-year-old girls a little instruction in free-motion embroidery and then turning them loose on a portrait project. See their rockin work on Gina’s blog post

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Cathe Holden of Just Something I Made says,

I created some fun pieces by printing [a] dog image onto Shrinky Dinks Inkjet printable sheets, punching holes and stitching them up to create a fun necklace.

Brilliant! A great project for …

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Cathe of Just Something I Made has designed a set of sewing cards to keep your wee ones busy on rainy or snowy days. Two versions of the designs are available as free downloads. Cathe’s thorough tutorial shows how to …

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Kate‘s post on mini-eco includes the free printable file and instructions for creating these adorable sewing cards. Your preschooler will love these! Go to the post.

And many thanks to kath-red of whip up for pointing out this …

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Anne of Bunny Tales proves that teaching a young one to do needlework is as rewarding for the teacher as for the student. In this photo, her granddaughter Alyssa, age 8, shows off her first project. Beautiful! You’ll enjoy Anne’s …

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Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood (aka CraftSanity) has posted a rockin tutorial over on Petite Purls for the perfect summer project to get your wee ones started with needlework. The lovely example shown here was created by Jennifer’s 4-year-old daughter, Amelia. …

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Gretchen of june at noon blog shows us how to make stitching cards for preschoolers. Fun! See the tute.…

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Children, embroidery, fake French accents. Be still my heart. See it on YouTube.

And thank you, SnippetyGibbet, for pointing to this charming video.…

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I love Mollie Johanson‘s brain. She has invented a stitching game to play while you watch your favorite TV show or movie. She says, “The idea is simple: start stitching, change stitches when something specific happens.” She created the stitchery …

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Meri of Agulhas da Meri tells us about some embroidery kits for children she has discovered, and she lets us peek at the ways her granddaughters put them to use. The project shown here is from the hands of the …

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