These sewing tubes are made from a paper towel roll, cut and covered with colored paper. A regular hole punch was used to make the holes. They will provide a little more practice for using and controlling a children's needle before I introduce Sewing a Button.
We use a children's sewing needle and yarn. I cut and wrapped the yarn around clothespins to keep it from getting tangled in the basket. The yarn is unwound and the needle is threaded.
The needle goes through one hole and a "tail" is left out for tying at the end.
After all the holes have been used the leftover string is tied and can be trimmed.