• How To Sew a Dementia Fidget / Twiddle Muff - Free Sewing Tutorial

    Free Sewing Tutorial for Crafters by Say It With Cushions

    A Step By Step Guide to sewing a Fidget Muff for someone with Dementia Alzheimers and Adults with Special Needs
    You will need

    Two squares of fabric 45cm x 45cms -You can use any fabric you like but the lining fabric inside the muff is better if it's soft. I usually use velboa or fleece

    Some fidget items - This can be anything as long as it's safe and you can firmly fix it to the fabric. Buttons, ribbons, felt shapes, beads, even old jewellery can be attached with some ribbon or cord.

    A sewing machine, scissors, cotton, pins or clips - You can hand sew these but you might need to double stitch everything as the fidgets and the seams get tugged on a lot.

    This is the fabric I have chosen and cut to 45cm x 45cm

    Top Tip
    Choose something that the person you are making it for will like. If they like cars pick something with cars on etc. They will engage with it so much more and it may bring back some happy memories for them.
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    I worked with people with Dementia for 20 years and also have a parent with Dementia. Over the years I have learned so much about Dementia and how to cope as a carer. I would love to share some of this with you all and also learn from your experiences if you want to share.

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