Patterns with basic sewing skills. Designed for ages 6+ and at the 2nd & 3rd grade reading level. Learning skills may include the following:
- Machine sewing straight lines, curves, pivots and stops
- Decorative sewing
- Sewing several layers together
What is the LSS Difference?
Independence & Safety
One of the goals of LSS patterns is to help a child work through a pattern from start to finish as independently of you as possible. Only you know your child’s skill level and safety is always paramount. We have, however, included this symbol, with instruction, in the pattern to remind a child to stop and check for help with that step if necessary – things like ironing and cutting etc.
It’s All About Them
In addition to step pictures, like most PDF patterns. we have also included step-by-step video instruction geared towards the child listener. Additionally, all of our Level 1-3 patterns have a read along slide show specifically geared towards pre-readers.
Easy Pattern Pieces
We’ve modified our pattern pieces to make them even easier! We still have numbered pages and alpha-numeric targets but we’ve made a few additions. We’ve added a dotted line for them to match the targets then just line the page up against the dotted line. We’ve also added an image, on one of the first few pages, that shows them what the final pieced pattern will look like.
Lots of Graphics
Not only do the patterns have very detailed photographs, they also include lots, and lots of graphic illustrations. If we were able to explain something in a graphic, we did.
Extra Pattern Piece Help
We’ve added extra’s on the pattern pieces like the “Stop and Pivot” shown here and start and stopping points.
There is nothing like knowing you’re not alone. Little Sewist Studio has 4 teams of Pattern Ambassadors that include 100+ kids ages 3-17. Seeing other kids, your own age, working on the same project you are builds confidence with each step.