Here’s a collection of my favorite easy sewing projects for kids. Whether your child is learning to hand sew or use a sewing machine, you will find several projects that will excite and inspire.
Why is teaching kids to sew important?
Not only is sewing a practical life skill, but it is a great skill that promotes creative thinking and hand-eye coordination. It involves planning, preparation, and mathematical thinking. Being able to make something with your hands is a skill that has brought joy for generations. Martha Stewart shares 5 reasons kids should learn to sew.
Hand Sewing Projects for Kids
This Heart String Craft is a perfect first project for beginner sewers. Using a paper plate, younger kids can strengthen fine motor skills and practice beginning sewing skills. It is a great way to get creative with stitches. The easiest thing about using a thick paper plate or a styrofoam plate is that it makes it very sturdy for beginners to work with. We love these sewing crafts and have spent so much time creating them.
How to sew a felt shark for kids tutorial is a great project for your shark lover. Print the free pattern onto a piece of cardstock. Use easy stitches to connect the pieces of felt.
These Christmas Tree Pencil Topper are a simple project that kids will love to make for their friends. Kids of all ages will have a great time sewing the felt together and then adding sequins to decorate the pencil toppers.
Make your own Guinea Pig Bonding Pouch in a few simple steps. This simple craft is a great idea for guinea pig owners. This is an easy project because felt is so forgiving and it requires very few stitches or knots.
Aren’t these Felt Heart Key Chains from Fun Cloth Crafts so adorable? Learn to use a running stitch and a whip stitch in this fun project. The skill level is a little higher on this one, but beginners can make it simpler if they want.
Use your extra fabric scraps for sewing lavender bags from Red Ted Art. This beginner project makes an excellent gift! Easy hand stitches are used in this beginner project which makes it perfect for younger children.
Here’s an easy fabric flower from La Creative Mama. This great sewing project includes hand sewing. I love how you can coordinate different fabrics to make the flower the colors you want. Add it to a bracelet, headband, or pin.
Make a Button Tree on an embroidery hoop with embroidery floss from Crafts by Amanda. Pick up the sewing supplies you need from Hobby Lobby or another craft store. You will use embroidery thread, hoop, buttons, and fabric. This handmade gift can be one in different sizes depending on the size hoop you buy. Young children will learn new skills such as how to sew on a button. Kids of all ages will be inspired by this project because they can make it as detailed as they want.
Learn how to make a sewing bug from Sew a Softie. Trixie Simonds who is the founder of this site offers so many easy sewing ideas for kids. A beginning sewer project that is a lot of fun and uses different colors to make it perfect for the owner of the bug.
There’s just something so adorable and special about a pocket animal. Make a Pocket Kitty from Swoodson Says. Use the free sewing pattern and follow the step by step instructions to make your own.
Felt Gift Card Holders from Moms and Crafters
Dinosaur Plushie from Artsy Craftsy Mom
Felt Hand Warmers from Repeat Crafter Me
Heart Plushies from Glue Sticks
Felt Flowers from Happiness is Homemade
Cactus Plushie from I Heart Crafty Things
Felt Bracelets from Bugs and Fishes
Piggy Banks made from felt from Dream a Little Bigger
Tooth Pillow from Glue Sticks Blog
Sewing Machine Projects for Kids
Get used to using the sewing machine by making a fabric bookmark from Polka Dot Chair. This is a great beginner project on the sewing machine because you can use any piece of fabric and practice sewing in a straight line. Older kids will enjoy making these for their friends and adding details to the front of the bookmarks.
See Kate Sew shows you how to make superhero cuffs from felt pieces. She uses a sewing machine, but the felt pieces can also be attached by hand stitching them together. Older children can make them for young children. They definitely make great gifts!
Make your own stuffed animal with pieces of fabric from Sew Toy. Stuffed animals are perfect projects for using the sewing machine and learning how to turn the fabric inside out to stitch. This is a practical skill that applies to so many different projects.
Sew an American Girl Doll sleeping bag with the tutorial from Make Life Lovely. Such a cute idea that any 18″ doll fan will love.
Sew a dog toy in a bone shape from Sew What Alicia
Make you own scrunchies like they did at The Sweeter Side of Mommyhood
Sew a felt tablet cover using the tutorial from Dukes and Duchesses
Stuffed Animal Sleeping bag tutorial from It’s Always Autumn
Friendship Bracelet from Noodlehead
Make a crayon roll from The Idea Room
Glove Monsters from Craftaholics Anonymous
Travel Tic Tac Toe Game from Crazy Little Projects
Among Us Plushie from Handmade Joy
Felt Pencil Case from Living Well Mom
We hope you enjoy these simple sewing projects as much as we do and that you are inspired to get started sewing with your child.