It’s Done.. Old School Learning Mat


Old School Learning Mat


I had seen on and off now “sensory” mats. These are great for infants – preschoolers… It made me have a flash back to my childhood of a doll I had. This little stuffed dolly had shoes you tied, zipper on the back of her dress, buttons on the front, shapes and colors. I wanted to bring this back. I see so many kids with untied laces running around or Velcro shoes. They just dont know how to tie shoes. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Some even struggle with zippers. I wanted to bring back the basic’s. I know it’s convenient for parents to use lace-less shoes but we are loosing out on teaching the young ones the basics of life.

This Mat is made up of 4 panels and 1 large backing. There is a reason for every funky thing you see on this mat. haha


Red, Yellow & Blue are Primary colors… White is a non color but I needed white ( you’ll find out why soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

Red Panel has natural wood shapes and is made with a type of berry stitch .. modified. ( original from Mamainastitch.) Teaching shapes & Textures

Yellow Panels has 2 different sizes of zippers and open Opposite from each other. Teaching how zippers work, teaching opening in opposite directions. It is made with a tight SC to replicate a smoother surface.

Blue Panel is all about buttons. Different Directions and Type of closures. Different colored button and a loose bumpy texture.

White Panel is your shoe laces and a couple of sock monkeys to cheer them on ๐Ÿ™‚ Once the child is older they can even undo the lace and reinsert it threw the loops. The texture is loose & smooth.




Hot mess right?!?!?! haha Noooo. The back consists of Secondary colors & Secondary colors mixed with white or black. Black is the mosh pot of all and is what holds the 2 mat pieces together ๐Ÿ™‚

The pattern for this Learning Mat will be available by Mid next week. I have tons of photo editing and I’m also making this available via PDF on my ravelry so It will take some time. I’m not a speed typist. ย  ๐Ÿ˜ฆ almost funked typing class in high school ๐Ÿ˜ฆ hahaha

I will keep you all posted when it is released

Have A GREAT Weekend !!!!








  1. This is such a cool idea and your interpretation of it looks so nice. I would’ve had so much fun playing with this as a kid…and still would, haha. ๐Ÿ™‚

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