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These sewing projects for kids are beginner friendly and suitable for kids of all ages. Teach them a life skill and they’ll soon be making their own toys and clothes!
Easy Sewing Projects for Kids
Today we have another wonderful collection of kid’s craft ideas for you and this time we’re all about easy sewing projects!
Sewing is a great skill to teach your children because not only does it build their fine and gross motor skills, as well as hand eye co-ordination it can also be very relaxing.
And of course it’s a very important life skill!
These days we live in a disposable society and it’s important that our children learn to “make do and mend”.
With a little bit of knowledge and some creative thinking they’ll be able to sew their own toys and clothes as well as make gifts for loved ones.
Here are some easy projects to get you started. Some use just a needle and thread, others a sewing machine and there is something here to appeal to kids of all ages.
1 | Warren the Charity Bear
Warren is such a sweet bear and he was designed to be super easy to make so that people (including kids) could make him as a donated bear. He’s just the right size for hugging and because you can mix and match his parts you’ll never get bored of making him (or versions of him!)
Here’s an easy peasy sewing project that your daughter can follow to make a skirt for one of her dolls. This is a great way to use up fabric scraps or even outgrown clothes that were headed to goodwill!
These sweet stars are easy to sew and easy to personalize with buttons. And of course they are meant to be Christmas ornaments, but since it’s April why not add a clasp to turn them into keychains, or sprinkle them with your favourite essential oil and use them as dresser drawer fresheners!
We’ve been rounding up so many keychain ideas recently that when I saw these cute emoji faces I knew I had to share them! This sure is a fun sewing project that you kids can then turn into back to school gifts for their friends!
5 | Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons: A Sewing Activity
If your child is a fan of Pete the Cat you definitely need to do this simple sewing activity with them! Sewing on buttons is an excellent life skill as well as being a simple way to introduce littles to sewing.
It’s been so chilly these past few days I really could have used one of these cute little hand warmers! Of course these little packs are also good for soothing bumps and boo boos whatever the weather! So if you have a little minion fan in your family this is the perfect sewing project for them!
Finally! A fun project that will use up all of those odd socks you’ve been collecting that you just know will never see their partner again! The kids will have fun designing their snake and sewing him up. Then they can either snuggle up with him or use him as a draft excluder! Oh if you filled him up with beans or rice (inside a baggy to avoid spills) he would be the perfect weighted sensory toy!
When your child is ready to start using the sewing machine they’ll need plenty of practice at sewing in straight lines. And these fabulous ribbon wristlets are the perfect project! Once they’ve mastered it they’ll want to make these as gifts for family and friends, or maybe even their teacher!
We just missed Easter but these adorable bunny hand puppets are just too cute not to share. And kids can have bunny friends all year round right? This tutorial is filled with pictures so it’s easy to follow and the perfect craft for a child who wants to know how to make their own toys. They start with bunnies and then let their imagination decide what kind of felt hand puppet to dream up next!
Oh my goodness. How cute is this cat! He’s made from fabric scraps, which only adds to his personality. His off-kilterness (is that a word) makes him the perfect sewing project for kids who haven’t mastered preciseness yet. He is the perfect example that there is beauty in imperfection!
This adorable clutch is a brilliant choice for a girl who has just started learning to use a sewing machine. It’s simple to put together and doesn’t take too long either so she can grow her confidence quickly.
Wraparound bracelets are super popular right now so this is a brilliant project for beginner sewers if you have a whole heap of felt scraps to use up! Your child will need to lay out the pieces before they sew them together so it’s a great way to look at co-ordinating or contrasting colors and making simple or complex repeating patterns. See there is so much real life math in even a simple sewing project!
If you’re looking for a sewing project for an older child or a teen check out these adorable mini felt dolls. They’re pocket sized at about 5 inches tall and they can go to town designing their clothes and their hair!