My daughter loves Kiwico's Doodle Crate's art and craft subscription box. This month we received the Portfolio project which she really liked. It kept her entertained. It had some sewing and embellishing which she hasn't done a lot of.
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Kiwico refers to their subscription boxes as crates and every crate contains the materials and supplies to make your project and an instruction booklet or blueprint. This project also came with a sketchbook that fit nicely into the portfolio. Kiwico offers 7 different subscription boxes specifically curated for kids of a particular age group and interest.
The Doodle Crate is actually for ages 9-16, but it really is perfect for my daughter who is 7. It introduces her to new techniques and challenges here.
This project is reversible, so you can chose for the main color of your portfolio to be the blue fabric or the purple leather. My daughter chose the purple leather. Once you know which color you are choosing, you can sew the pocket onto the portfolio with the contracting color showing.
First fold your Kiwico Doodle Crate portfolio in half so that the holes line up. Then starting from the bottom, sew up both sides of the portfolio. When you come to the end, try to hide the knot in between the two pieces of fabric so that it will be hidden.
The next thing to do is to add your metal embellishments. Have your child plan the pattern ahead of time because it is not symmetrical. There is one row in the center of the pattern, so you might want the pattern to be symmetrical on both sides and the middle row be unique.
One option is to rotate the squares into diamond instead.
Here is a progression of my daughter's pattern:
My daughter really enjoys the Kiwico Doodle Crate projects every month. They are so well suited for here at this age. She loves to draw and sketch and the projects are geared towards budding artists.
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