The National Parenting Center

SEAL OF APPROVAL WINNER

Holiday 2017

Stitch & Style Pouches

The Klutz Stitch & Style Pouches can fit right in the wheelhouse of any creative child. The appeal starts with the packaging. It’s bright, colorful, and loaded with photos of cute pouch possibilities. The instructions are superb, clear and thorough. We have seen and tested many children’s craft projects that are completed in minutes, perhaps because that’s what manufacturers think of today’s kids’ attention spans (and they might be right). Making these pouches however requires a lot of steps to complete and will take more time. Still with us? Good! To create, you need to pop out the patterns, trace onto felt, cut out, sew each piece on, sew in a zipper, and sew the front and back together. Like we said, this is probably not a single session craft. What sets this craft kit apart is the fact that it includes real sewing needles and zippers. That’s why the suggested age of 8 years old is spot on. This is a great skill to develop and the kit provides ways to learn a few variations. Parental supervision is definitely required as the needles are sharp and threading a needle takes a steady hand. The pouches include zippers which makes the finished pouch more functional and the sewing even more of a challenge. Parents told us that they felt it was important for children to invest time in creating something special which then develops a sense of pride when it’s finally done. Note from parents: you may have the materials spread out in the workspace for days at a time. So choose wisely where your child sets up!

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail
Recommended Age: 8 and Up
Price: $ 21.99

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

HOW IT WORKS

A Seal of Approval review involves a multi-step process conducted over an eight-week period.

Parents and children, experience and review submitted products and services either already released or coming to market.

Participants fill out questionnaires for each product or service they test. They score based on 13 levels of criteria including quality, appeal, design, price, packaging, directions, desirability, stimulation, replay factor and more. Results are based on both statistical averaging and comments received by testers.

There are three testing periods each year:

Report Period

SPRING '22

FALL ‘22

HOLIDAY ‘22

Testing Begins

February 15th

June 1st

September 1st

Submission Deadline

March 11th

June 24th

September 23rd

Testing Ends

April 24th

July 31st

October 30th

Report Issued

May 10th

August 17th

November 16th

Each submission must be accompanied by a $295 product testing fee (we offer multiple submission discounts). This fee covers the cost of testing, nothing more. It is non-refundable and has no bearing on the result of the testing. Additionally, we require three samples of the product or access codes for online submissions.

Edit Company

PayPal Payment

Submission Summary

In case of Agency:

Product/Service
Suggested Retail Price
Suggested Age
Description
Notes
Image
Payment Method*
Hidden
Hidden

Credit Card Payment

Submission Summary

In case of Agency:

Product/Service
Suggested Retail Price
Suggested Age
Description
Notes
Image
Credit Card
American Express
Discover
MasterCard
Visa
Supported Credit Cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Expiration Date
 
Hidden
Hidden

[login_widget]

PLEASE SELECT YOUR REGISTRATION TYPE

OR