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Printable Sewing Cards for Kids

Print these sewing cards for toddlers through teens (and even adults) so that they can practice their sewing skills!

Updated September 06, 2020
Printable Sewing Cards for Kids

When you're wanting to get your kids into sewing, there are few better places to start than sewing cards.

These Printable Sewing Cards for Kids come in the form of a free PDF with five fun and simple shapes to choose from.

Simply download and print the stars, hearts, hexagons, circles, and squares as many times as you want.

There are also at least a couple of different ways to use these practice sewing cards. Using as is or as templates to create stronger cards from other materials. We will discuss this more below!

This is a fantastic training project for kids of all ages (even adults!). Anyone who is learning how to sew can benefit from these card PDFs because the repeated work can only help improvement in skills.

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Below, we'll provide some tips on how to print and use these lacing cards so that you're all set up for success with this training craft.

How to Print the PDF

Printing this is as easy as 1-2-3-4! If you're not familiar with printing PDFs, here's the step-by-step, along with a few tips.

  1. Click the red button in the next section that says, "Click to Download Printable Sewing Cards for Kids!" P.S. Make sure you know the location of your download.
     
  2. Find and open the PDF.
     
  3. Click the "Print File" button, choose the printer, choose how many copies you want, make any additional adjustments needed for personal preference, and click the "Print" button.
     
  4. Cut out the shapes and start sewing!
Tips:
  -  Using a slightly thicker paper type will help the stability of these sewing cards. Cardstock or resume paper are both great choices. Keep in mind the thickness that your printer can handle.

  -  The default printer settings do not need to be adjusted unless desired. It should print the same in "Fit" or "Actual Size".

  -  No need to use color inks for this! Print in grayscale to use save ink.

  -   For larger shapes, adjust the "Custom Scale" size. Note that doing this may leave some cut off.

  -   Alternatively, for larger shapes, feel free to use a cropping tool to cut out certain shapes and then print separately and at the size you want.
 

Printable Sewing Cards

How to Use Sewing Cards

Once these cards are cut, you are ready to sew. Let's discuss the materials you'll need for sewing practice.

  1. Thread - A thicker thread, such as embroidery floss or even a lighter weight yarn works perfectly for this type of threading practice.
     
  2. Needle - You need a needle sharp enough to poke through the paper but you don't want children using super sharp needles, so keep this in mind. Tapestry needles have a blunt point and large eye, which is helpful for kids. Yarn needles are safer, too, but they may be too big and blunt for thicker paper without poking holes with a different object first.
     
  3. Scissors - Used to cut the thread at the start and end. Most scissors will work for cutting thread. A thread cutter can also be used.
     
  4. Needle Threader (optional) - For smaller needle eyes, needle threaders can be incredibly helpful. Especially for children who are learning. 
Want to use these as templates for thicker paper or thin cardboard? No problem! Simply place and trace the paper shape and use a sharp point to poke holes through or do your own freestyle dot placement on your new card.

Tip: It might make it easier to pierce holes in the paper template before sewing (a seam ripper works well), especially if the needle is dull. Have an adult to this on a self-healing mat or similar surface to protect tables.

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