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Build Fine Motor Skills with a Toddler Friendly Sewing Basket

All photos via Childhood 101

Tomorrow is the day I finally share my Celebrate the Boy post and I’m bouncy off the walls here!  To celebrate I give you this Toddler Friendly Sewing Basket from Childhood 101.  This is hands down one of the coolest kid activities I’ve spotted in a while and it’s even sewing related (almost like I was saving it for some sewing-inclined readers who might be stopping by tomorrow).

I’ve been on the lookout for creative lacing activities to build C’s fine motor skills ever since he took so well to the Melissa and Doug lacing beads he got for Christmas.  This project is just what I’ve been searching for and then some.  Click through for the details.

This Toddler Friendly Sewing Basket includes a plethora of stimulating lacing and sewing activities.  My favorite part has to be the ingenious kid-friendly embroidery hoop, great for a number of progressive sewing activities.  Can you guess what they used as “fabric”?  Head over to Childhood 101 for help creating your own basket and don’t forget to check back tomorrow for my very own sewing project for Celebrate the Boy!



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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Stacy February 24, 2011 at 4:15 pm

That looks like non slip fabric! What a genius idea. I’m definitely putting one together for my LO as she always wants to help mommy when I am sewing.


Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com February 24, 2011 at 5:50 pm

You’re right Stacy – it’s shelf liner! Be sure to head over to Childhood 101, there are a lot more inspired ideas in that basket that aren’t shown here :)


Christie-Childhood 101 February 25, 2011 at 1:33 am

Thanks for the shout out, we love our sewing projects :)


Kiley March 6, 2011 at 2:59 am

Hi! A friend directed me to your post about these adorable sewing baskets. I just put two baskets together for birthday presents. So fun!!! Thanks for sharing and linking to your inspiration for this project.



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