Sewing phone cases with year twos

Last week I was happy to help out with two year two classes and was most impressed with their work with the needle (they didn’t stick themselves too much!), colour choices (great contrasting threads!), and design features (flaps, button closures -you name it! ) …..

They really challenged themselves…Colour me impressed!

A BIG thank you to the teachers and children for an enjoyable week of stitch :)




Never underestimate the imagination of a child…I needed a bit of inspiration from the partial solar eclipse.



It is important to make a teaching sample first to find any pitfalls…of course they all want to make them quickly, but one tip for next time might be to decorate them before sewing the sides up. An excellent book: Fairy Things to Stitch and Sew by Usborne Activities.


Flap or no flap ? The flap was a great place to add stitch – buttons, cross- stitch and applique.


The children learned couching, applique, straight stitch, and blanket stitch. Sewed on buttons and beads and shapes…looked at geometric design and making up theirĀ  own shapes, like this appliqued dinosaur – GREAT!


Pretty contrasting threads ! Top tip: a needle threader- an adult’s skill level is measured by how fast one can thread a needle ! :)



DSC02796 Great work everyone !


1 Comment on Sewing phone cases with year twos

  1. Bessie Orr
    March 28, 2015 at 9:26 pm (6 years ago)

    This is a great beginning. The children will have a lot of fun. In kindergarten (1935) I made a pin and needle holder like a small folder. Used it a lot. Wish you lots of fun.

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