5 Easy Sewing Projects for Kids – Smiles Guaranteed!

I have fond memories of being a young girl, standing on my tiptoes and craning my neck to watch my mother work her magic, transforming a bundle of fabric into something beautiful. Every time the sewing machine stopped and she lifted up her newest creation, I felt a sense of wonder and joy. With just a spool of white thread, some scissors, and a sewing machine, she created something amazing.

I was around six or seven when my mother first asked if I wanted to make something myself. I was so thrilled with her offer that I still remember the excitement I felt when the machine started to run and our fingers slowly guided the fabric through. Even though my first project was a simple pillow, I cherished it and still remember it to this day. As I grew older, every doll I ever owned used that same pillow in their bed, and I still have it.

Those times were very special to me, and every project was a thrill. That’s why I wanted to put together this list of my favorite sewing ideas for kids. Each one is available for free on the web and will make any child proud upon completion. So without further ado, here are my…

5 Favorite Sewing Projects For Kids

Easy Peasy Pillow Cases

Easy Pillow Case

One of the most simple projects you can do with a child is a pillow or pillow case. This project is a nice easy and fun project that most children can follow with a bit of guidance. You should be able to finish this project with your child in a few hours. As an extra bit of fun, take them down to your local fabric store and have them choose their fabric for their pillow case. They will never forget it. You can find this wonderful project on www.nancyzieman.com.

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Tote Bag

This beautiful little tote bag is such a fun and simple little project for any child. I loved how easy it was to put together and had a lot of fun making this with my daughter. It didn’t take very long, and she was so happy with the final result. She has carried it everywhere she goes over the last few weeks and shows it off to all of her friends. This project was found on www.skiptomylou.org.

Hooded Monster Towel

Monster hooded towel

This one is super cute! In this tutorial found at Crazy Little Projects there are two monsters to choose from and endless possibilities that you could add to personalize it. Your monster towel can be created from any ordinary bath towel in any color you like. It is pretty amazing what you can do with a towel, hand towel and a bit of fabric. Let your child use their imagination and add spots, freckles or other features on their monster. Your child is guaranteed to have a lot of fun putting this one together. You can find this awesome hooded towel on www.crazylittleprojects.com.

Felt Lunch Bag

Felt Lunch Bag

This cute little felt lunch bag is another easy sewing project for a child. There aren’t very many steps and they should be able to do most of it with a little supervision. It is the perfect size to bring to school or use as a snack bag when going on day trips. Feel free to alter the instructions to make the bag bigger or add personal touches to the design that are more to your child’s liking. You could easily cut out shapes of any style to decorate your bag. I really love the simplicity and options available for this project. Your child is sure to love it too. This tutorial was found at www.freekidscrafts.com.

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Table Runner

Table Runner

Who wouldn’t love to make a cute table runner with pom poms? This nice project is super easy and fun. Use your imagination and find some cool fabric to make an everyday table runner or go to the fabric store with your little one and find some fun fabric you can use on a festive occassion. We made a Christmas table runner last year that was a big hit and we can’t wait to bring it out again this year. You can find this simple sewing project at www.sewmamasew.com.

I hope you and your child have enjoyed this post!

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