Reported by Maria Del Pinto
The packaging on the “Funky Felt Pins” is very colorful. From the outside of the package, it does not look like you get much in the way of supplies. However, I was happily surprised to find it was jam packed full of enough supplies for my girls and their friends to give this kit a try and learn some basic embroidery skills.
The first thing we did was to lay out the pieces and then pick out a few different shapes to sew together.
Then I sewed the small floral sequin onto the green felt flower using white thread to make the stitches stand out.
Which was followed by sewing those pieces onto the darker felt flower.
However, even with that frustration, the project certainly kept her attention.
A different size needle did make the difference for her and she enjoyed making her project.
The third is a funky felt hair band.
- Lay everything out so you can pick your colors and shapes.
- If you are using the kit for younger children, you can help avoid frustration by using white glue to adhere the pieces together. Let dry. Then sew together with simple stitches.
- Use up those fun beads and charms you have around the house to use as accents for these fun pieces.
- Plenty of material for a fun party activity or scout craft project.
- The materials in the kit are versatile, you can use the pieces to create more than just pins.
- Kit appeals to more than just 8-year-olds. My 20-year-old thought they were pretty cute and wanted to make one.
- The felt die cuts are a little difficult for smaller hands to negotiate. I would recommend using a different needle for smaller hands and perhaps backing the die cut felt materials onto a slightly larger piece of felt.
- Not enough needles, it would be nice if they included more than one needle in the kit.
- Some of the accent stitches are little challenging for some 8-year-olds. I would recommend sewing or gluing on beads or rhinestones, if the child gets frustrated.