9 Sewing Projects That'll Light Your Kids' Creativity on Fire

If there are little aspiring sewists hanging out at home, we've got great news: there are plenty of projects for them to stitch! Pick your pattern, help 'em through the steps and work through each activity at a pace that works for them. Before you know it, you'll be crafting masterpieces left and right!

1. An Easy Peasy Pillow

It doesn’t get more simple (or fun!) than a DIY pillow they can add to their bed. Get the kit to score all the supplies you'll need, then follow our kid-friendly tutorial that teaches them sewing techniques they'll use for years to come.

2. A Twirly Skirt

When you need a great project for beginner sewists, circle skirts check all the boxes: simple, classic and oh-so-stylish. They'll love showing off their masterpiece in the hallways at school!

3. Bedazzled Sweatshorts

Help your kiddo transform old, boring sweatpants into a totally chic fashion statement they can lounge around in. Bonus: they'll learn hemming skills they can use on a ton of future projects.

4. A Hand-Sewn Wall Hanging

If you have a child who may not be quite ready to work a sewing machine, start 'em off slow with a DIY wall hanging. All they need to learn is a simple running stitch to pull off this masterpiece!

For kids who want to sew — but may not be ready for a sharp needle or complex sewing machine — this personalized piece of wall decor is a great starter project. Not only will they be proud to gift it or hang it in their room, but working the stitches helps them practice an even, repeating pattern that builds fine motor skills. It's a win all around!

5. Iron-On Felt Patches

Say hello to flair your kids will totally want to wear. Create whatever designs they like from felt, stitch ‘em together and iron onto a jean jacket or backpack.

Clothing and accessories are an awesome way for kids — and everyone, really — to express their creativity. But instead of buying new stuff, help your little fashionistas upgrade what they've got with some cool DIY felt patches. They're easy to make and look great ironed on everything from backpacks to jean jackets.

6. Pom-Pom Pants

For the kid with a fun fashion sense, this project is calling. All they have to do is find the coolest fringe, measure it out and hand sew onto jeans they already own. With a method this easy, who would ever wear plain pants again?

7. Crafty Critters

This baby has everything they'll need to make a gaggle of animal friends. Plus, the kit comes with pre-cut felt pieces so your kiddo can focus on the fun stuff: stitching and stuffing!

8. Rainbow Jeans

Let them pick out embroidery floss in all the colors of the rainbow: they'll use each one in this fun project! Best part: It only calls for one simple stitch, so they'll be able to make a colorful fashion statement in no time.

There's no better way to refresh a boring pair of jeans than with a burst of rainbow color on the back pocket. Whether you make these for kids or sport a pair yourself is totally up to you — all we know is life's about to get a whole lot brighter!

9. Custom Pencil Cases

With these cooled-up cases, your mini-me will be the envy of their classmates. All they need is a little felt and floss (and glue to protect against wear and tear) to kick their school supplies up a notch!

Our motto? Never settle for plain. So when we found a stash of plain, solid-colored pencil cases, we just had to deck them out with a bit of embroidered felt.

July 23, 2019
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