When we received the First Sewing kit by Galt Toys for the Izziwizzi Kids Play Fest, Miss M was very excited and keen to have a go. She’s watched me sew and mend various holes in clothes etc and has always asked for a go, so this was the perfect starter kit to let her experience sewing for herself.
I was impressed with the contents of the Galt Toys sewing box which contained five individually packed kits to make, a butterfly bag, neck purse, picture frame, notepad cover and pencil case. Each kit contained pre-cut foam pieces and cord to sew with along with 2 plastic needles. There is also a sheet of stick on gems to decorate the finished designs and a notepad and pencils to add to the notepad holder.
The first project Miss M wanted to do was the butterfly bag. As Miss M is new to sewing I started her off and also did the more awkward parts like sewing the butterfly onto the centre, but Miss M was very keen and was desperate to finish the rest herself. I kept an eye on what she was doing and guided her to the correct holes to put the needle through but on the whole she managed the projects very well herself.
A really nice finishing touch to each kit is adding the sparkly stick on gems which all little girls love. Miss M was really proud of her finished projects and used the bag to carry a couple of the other items round in.
I think this is a really lovely first craft set and a great introduction to sewing. The foam shapes are really bright and colourful and I think the selection of different kits to make are well thought out. The set is aimed at ages 5+ which Miss M just is and I think this is perfect to her with a little supervision to guide her along. The Galt Toys First Sewing kit retails at £7.99 which I think is excellent value for the contents and the craft value to the child. This would make a great birthday present for any little girl and I would definitely recommend.
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