Do you find you get right into your creative flow and then…. school holidays! That happens to me rather a lot, but I’m all about making the making as easy as possible. That’s why today I want to share with you three benefits of having a ready-made sewing kit to work with. Watch the video or read on to find out how a sewing kit could be your first step to making something really satisfying.
No Patterns to Download, Print or Pin
Personally I find it a little bit frustrating when I need to find a sewing pattern, re-size it, print it out, then pin it, all before the cutting out. My sewing kits have the pattern pieces pre-printed onto really high quality cotton already so there’s no need for any of that. You just cut around the shapes and then sew together by machine or even back stitch by hand.
I think I’ve mentioned before that I do sort of love how clever it is to mass produce things and make them the same over and over again. On the other hand, it’s a contributor to a wasteful, throwaway society where we buy what we don’t need at rockbottom prices that don’t give other people a fair deal. These kits aren’t like that. They’re printed by my friend in London, tested to CE child safety standards and designed to be played with for lots of years and passed on as an heirloom. They also have such character because the way you make your doll won’t be the same as someone else does it – it’s totally unique.
If you have children, I’m pretty certain you’re getting a lot of interruptions to whatever it is you’re trying to do. That’s part of the charm of kids, right?! This kit has really solid instructions that you can put right in front of you to follow. If the baby cries or the cat wants to be let out then you’ll know where you were and where to come back and pick up your work. It doesn’t matter if you need to pause because you can just come back and start up again.
Your needle, embroidery threads, all the pattern pieces and full instructions are all in the box for the sewing kit. You just need to find an embroidery hoop to use and some filler to stuff the finished toy with. That means you don’t need to spend hours searching for all the materials online. I know some people love that, but some don’t and time is always on short supply!
You know, making is just the most satisfying thing. It’s good for your mental health, it’s relaxing, it sustainable. It’s great! You get a lovely project to work on and some lucky recipient gets a lovely toy to cherish forever. Wins all round.