This Easy DIY Activity Tote is perfect for children to have some activity essentials on-the-go. This is a project that your children can learn about designing and learn to sew for themselves. The strap can be worn on the shoulder or as a cross-body bag.
Teaching Special-needs Children to Sew
Do not underestimate what special-needs children can do. My sister is high functioning so I was sure she could learn to sew. Because I teach children as young as 7 on a sewing machine, I knew what kind of coordination was needed. If you are unsure if you should take on this task, ask these questions:
- Ask yourself: "Can she do what a 7 year old can do in other areas of coordination and following directions?"
- Ask her: "Do you have the desire to learn to sew?"
If both answers are "Yes!" then she can definitely learn to sew. Teach her as you would any other child.
Read Sewing My First Stitch for help in teaching children to sew.
- 1 yard of fabric (non directional)
- 1 yard of 1″ wide cotton webbing
- Wonder clips (optional)
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