We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our site. By continuing to use our website you are agreeing to our use of cookies.OUR POLICY Close

Shopping Basket 0

You have no items in your shopping Basket.

Sewing Skills Practical Life Exercises

Quick Overview

Choose from the available options to create your own activities or follow our recommendations below.

From £1.00

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
3" Embroidery Ring, with needle and binca square
Giant Button and Reel
Set of 12 Long Laces
Pack of 90 Assorted Large Buttons
Threading Board
Scissors (left-handed)
Scissors with Cutting Assistance
Wooden Threading Shapes

Out of stock

Threading Ring

Out of stock

Small Non-slip Tray
  • Buy 10 for £3.49 each and save 23%
3 Compartment Sorting Tray
2 Compartment Sorting Board
10cm Beechwood Box with Lid
Deep Round Basket
Wooden Bowl
  • Buy 12 for £0.85 each and save 15%
Small Ceramic Bowl
Small Wooden Tray
  • Buy 6 for £7.99 each and save 12%


A preparatory activity for sewing for the Practical Life area, which can be presented as described below, or to augment your existing activites.  Choose from the available options to create your own activities or follow our recommendations below:


1 Giant Button and Reel

Giant button, lace,  tray [These items included by default]


2 Sewing Giant Button on to Laminated Card

Giant button, lace, laminated card with holes punched to match button, tray 


3 Threading a Needle

Large blunt needle, stiff cotton thread (rubbing with beeswax helps stiffen the thread), container, tray

A needle threader can be used for smaller needles, vary the needle and increase the difficulty.


4 Sewing Buttons on to Binca

Selection of buttons, darning needle, thick thread, binca, embroidery ring, scissors, container, tray.

Sew buttons on to the taut fabric.


5 Sewing Running Stitch

Darning needle, thick thread, binca or punched stiff fabric, embroidery ring, scissors, container, tray.

Create a circle to sew round.


6 Sewing Embroidery Cross-Stitch

Needle (large eye), embroidery thread, binca or checked fabric, embroidery ring, scissors, container, tray.

Sew crosses on to the fabric




Suggestions for additional items needed: beads, dried beans, lentils, macaroni, coriander seeds, coffee beans, corn puffs, rice, pebbles, shells

Of course, these are only suggested activities and you can mix and match the items as you wish. We'd love to see your own ideas.

Get inspired for alternative activities with videos and photos here.


PLEASE NOTE: This pack contains real kitchen items not toys, some of which are made from glass. They are only for use under the supervision of an adult, and you should assess the risk posed each time they are used. WARNING: Not suitable for 0-3 years - Small Parts: Choking hazard.



Useful Links

Video Instructions