I often start each session (an 8 week course) off with a simple needle book. The kids love being able to create something they can use. This needle book shows them the importance of using a pattern, how to pin, and of course, the fun part, sewing!
Simple Needle Book Tutorial
Pin that to your fabric (felt).
Do this 2 times so that you have two pieces of felt measuring 5" x 3".
4. Cut a small rectangle about 1/2" x 2" out of felt. Sew this to the middle of the outside opening edge. This will be the button hole flap.
5. Sew a button on the other top opening edge. Cut a slit in your button hole flap (this is your button hole).