My firstborn has been asking for a sewing machine for about a year now. She recently had a birthday and grandma decided to buy her a machine.
She just turned 5 and I know this will create a LOT more work for me but it is something just her and I can do together. And we need that. Since she threatens to runaway all the time.
Since the machine was already bought I decided to make her a sewing kit. I added the basics and even with those, just a few necessities to get her started. I put a flower shaped felt piece inside so her pins and needles had a place to go. And I only gave her a few, so we didn't have to worry about finding them all over the house.
Then I tucked them away in the pockets. The crayons above are fabric crayons. I have never used them but supposedly you color on paper and then transfer it to fabric. Sounds like an awesome project for a 5 year old!
And of course I had to applique it. It seemed like a pretty lame thing to give her after she opened the machine but she loves to get it out whenever we sew so I think she likes it!
***for my inspiration see this post