Tips for Sewing with Small Children in the House

The truth for most people is that with young children in the house, it is very difficult to complete any task, other than the most basic – and often out of reach. Toddlers are synonymous with interruptions, distractions, and interferences (as well as being absolutely adorable) and the best advice I can give anyone planning to sew with kids is: Don’t bother!

However, for those who need a regular “fix” for sewing, knitting, or any other craft activity, there are a few ways to reduce the frustration inherent in any activity that isn’t focused on children.

The ideal situation would be to sew when young children are either sleeping or being fully cared for by another adult, or an older child. Whether you can organize your day so that the kids bedtime is entirely at your service for the purpose of sewing or you can maintain enough energy and focus to be able to sew at night when the kids are in bed, bedtime can give you a few hours of full attention.

If your only option is to sew when the kids are awake and active, you can try to restrict or block them. This may sound intimidating, but in practice, a young child may be very happy to sit for a long time on the highchair, eat or play while sewing. Depending on the layout of your home, you may be able to close off a room or sewing area, preventing physical access to your child, while still allowing full visual and verbal contact.

Toddler House Sewing Tips

If you are unable to physically separate your awake child from your sewing area, be sure to keep the area secure. If possible, cut out a table or bench and make sure scissors and pins are completely out of the child’s reach. Watch to see that the electrical wires do not cause any danger. To keep your sanity, keep rags, cotton spools, and other supplies out of children’s reach, unless you’re happy to tamper with them.

Try to give your child a fun and interesting activity while sewing. They might watch a DVD. (tremors You might drive adults crazy, but no one can doubt the value of babysitting.) Older kids might be happy to sit and paint at the table next to you, or they might do some “sewing” themselves.

Choose your sewing tasks wisely. Simple and repetitive tasks can be done successfully when kids get distracted. Save complex and involved projects for kid-free time.

Appeal to your child’s selfish side… Your daughter may be very happy to sit back and watch you sew a beautiful dress, but if the project has no immediate value to her, she will quickly lose interest and get annoyed with being preoccupied with the sewing machine.

Toddler House Sewing Tips

If sewing is something you love to do or need to do, make it a regular practice in your home as often as possible. Although difficulties may arise when trying to sew with young children at home, they will lessen as the children become accustomed to your customs and expectations of their behavior while sewing. Young children can learn to amuse themselves for a reasonable amount of time and be happy just by being near their mother, without monopolizing her full attention. Having said that, be fair to your children. It’s not unreasonable to expect to be able to sew for hours every day, while your kids are basically ignored. Make sure you spend long periods of quality time with young children during your sewing routine, so that perceived neglect does not lead to misbehavior.

Be prepared to be distracted, frustrated, and upset. This way you won’t be disappointed with ineffective sewing sessions, and on the occasions when your little ones act like angels, your satisfaction knows no bounds. When people admire you super mom The qualities…. Creating such beautiful projects when you must be very busy with your young family…..accept the praise, you have definitely earned it!

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