The watermelon neck pillow has been so popular with our students, and we've successfully sewn this with several groups of 10 year olds. As with all of our kits, if you're buying for a child please note that they will be able to sew it themselves, but will need guidance and support from an adult. We have found that adults and children alike find the finished neck pillow very comfortable!
Please note that there are two kit options here. The 'original kit' does not include stuffing as you may find it cheaper to source at your local haberdashery. However, we understand that this isn't an option for everyone. In keeping with our avoidance of plastic packaging, we supply just the right amount of stuffing (250g) in a reusable organza bag. We have kept the price as low as possible while also reflecting the bulk of posting stuffing. See image 7.
You will need a sewing machine for this project
Included in the kit:
High quality 100% cotton fabric in 4 colours
Adhesive webbing for attaching the pips (because nobody wants to sew something that small!)
A packet of pins
A hand sewing needle
A spool of Gutermann sewing thread, suitable for all machine and hand-stitching involved
A paper pattern
A full colour, 30 page guide packed full of photos and illustrations
See the above note about the optional inclusion of 250g stuffing
My daughter who is 10 had such a great sense of achievement after sewing one of these beautiful watermelon pillow kits. There was everything she needed inside the box ( apart from a sewing machine) and the step by step instructions explain everything in such a brilliant was that she said it felt like she had a teacher in the room with her.
Definitely a big hit in our house and we will be trying more as her pillow gets used A LOT.
THANK YOU Stitch Co