We have been sent another lovely box of kid's craft materials from Baker Ross and Little E could not wait to try out the Unicorn Cushion Sewing Kits. She has been off school unwell this week so we had the perfect opportunity to spend some time together crafting.
You get two separate Unicorn Sewing Kits in the pack, one pink unicorn and one purple unicorn, for only £3.95. Bargain. You also get a blunt plastic needle (nice and safe for kids) some wool, stuffing and sticky embellishments.
The first thing you have to do is push all the little holes out of the pre-punched unicorn sewing templates. This takes a little while but makes it easier when sewing. Once you have a clean template you place the two templates together and sew a blanket stitch around the edge to join them together. You just need to make sure you leave a gap along his back to stuff him later. This proved very tricky for Little E, mainly because of how long the thread was it kept getting tangled. At the end we found out we only needed half the length which would have made it much easier to handle.
We then filled the unicorn with the stuffing and continued the stitching to seal him up. Now we had to create his mane using the second line of guide holes along his back. We took the second colour thread and cut lots of equal lengths. We struggled a but with how to thread the mane through the holes as we needed a loop on one side. We eventually settled on threading a piece onto the needle and pushing it though the hole then back again releasing the needle, creating a loop on one side which we could then secure across his back.
Little E's favourite bit was adding the sticky embellishments to her unicorn. It was very easy to peel off the backing and apply then where she wanted. This was the only part she was able to do on her own and I think the kit was actually a bit advanced for her, She has just turned 5yrs so I think it would be perfect for around 7yrs+ as a solo activity. But we had great fun making the unicorns together. They would look fab with some personalised 'Handmade' labels sewn into the seams.
I reviewed this kit as part of the Baker Ross Blogger Programme. All opinions are my own.
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.