The Work Plan

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Shelf Liners For Sewing

Not my original idea! I saw this activity on a lot of different blogs, and thought I would give it a try. Yesterday I had a new afterschooler who was really drawn to the practical life area. "T" kept looking at the work on the shelf, after some time passed she finally asked me what the work was. It worked out great for her since she had no prior sewing experience before. " T" is a kindergartener and spent most of her time yesterday doing this activity.

  I precut the shelf liners in placed them on a basket next to the yarn. The child takes one liner and a string of yarn and places it on the white tray that has the needle to carry their work to their work space.

               " T" enjoying her work.

I think this is a perfect lesson to introduce sewing to children, and also fosters creativity by the time "T" was done she had a rainbow of colors that she had sewn.


  1. It's amazing how "T" is focused on the task. My boy who is nearly 6 loves all kinds of sawing activities but we never tried the shelf liners. Thanks for the great idea ;-)

  2. Love this simple, resourceful idea! I have tons of shelf liners!!

    Jamie @ hands on : as we grow

  3. Ohhhhh! that is a good idea! Its so much more realistic the plastic canvas!

  4. I'm trying it for sure. Thanks for sharing

  5. What a fabulous idea! My little girl will love it :)

  6. I have never seen it before, but it is a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing!

    Also, love your new blog header!



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