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Needlework Kits Make Great Gifts
If you're at a loss for what to get that crafty person in your life, consider needlework kits. The variety of needlework kits is vast, ranging from sewing kits, counted cross stitch kits, needlepoint, embroidery, and more.
Needlework kits are great for all ages, too. The trick is to match up the right type of kit for the age and ability of the person you want to get a gift for.
The choices provided here offer something for every age and skill level. So, the next time you need a gift idea that offers all the craft supplies in one easy to buy package, refer to these choices.
Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood
Sewing Cards Lacing Cards
For Ages 3 to 6 (Depending on Each Child)
Each child is a little different so use your best judgment when selecting a set of lacing cards for a child. There is no actual needle involved--a shoelace type string or thread is used instead--so sewing cards are a great way to introduce sewing and needlework to young children.
Easy Lacing Cards for Little Fingers
Using a large "needle" (a shoelace), kids can sew on these lacing cards.
More Lacing Card Fun
Lacing Cards - Two Boys Show Their Finished Cards
Beginning Sewing Kits
Ages 7 to 12 (Consider the ability level of the child)
Sewing is a fun craft that requires a little more skill than cutting and pasting. When a child is ready to start sewing, a sewing kit is a great introduction to this craft.
Scarves Are Great Beginner's Projects
Beginning crochet projects like this scarf are easy and fun. A simple project is best to start with. The child (or adult) will be happy they can easily finish the scarf and want to do more.
Give the Gift of a Potholder Loom
Boys and girls can make potholders with one of these fun old-fashioned looms. Then they can give them as gifts or sell them.
Potholder Loom - A 10 Second Look
A Knitting Tutorial - Learn to Knit
Grab a knitting kit and watch this knitting tutorial for even more help, if needed.
More Detailed Needlework Kits By Age
These links will take you to more needlework kits appropriate for certain age groups.
- Adult Craft Kits -- Needlework Kits
Needlework kits for those 13 and older. Keep your ear to the ground for hints about unique gift ideas, like needlework kits. Often times, crafters like to try out new crafts but can't always justi
- Children's Craft Ideas -- Needlework Kits
Needlework kits for grade school age kids, approximately 7 to 12 years old. Kids love doing crafts. Needlework craft kits include beginning sewing kits, potholder loom kits, knitting and crochet kits, and more.When
- Sewing Cards -- Needlework Kits for Kids
Sewing cards for little ones, about ages 3 to 6. Lacing cards or sewing cards are sturdy board material (either cardboard or wooden) that have a kid-friendly image with holes around the outline for sewing.
Needlework Kits for Older Children and Adults
By the time kids reach age 13, they often have the skill, patience, and dexterity to tackle more difficult needlework projects. Keep the child or adult's skill level in mind when buying a needlework kit for a gift.
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