Top 10 best sewing projects for kids 

Published on 30 July 2020 By Holly Butteriss 3 min read

What better way to get kids learning to sew than with some super easy sewing projects for kids? These hand sewing projects are simple and perfect for beginners! Your little ones will love these projects - from scrunchies, to superhero masks - there’s something for everyone. Teaching a child to sew will make them makers for life!

1. Stylish scrunchies

With just a few supplies, these super scrunchies are a simple sewing project for kids, that everyone can enjoy, and so stylish too!

scrunchie hand sewing project

2. Super simple tote bag

For an easy sewing project that is also really practical, this simple tote bag is the perfect make for that leftover you’ve got hanging around! Get your kids to pack their school supplies into a personalised tote bag! This is the ideal make to teach your child how to use a sewing machine with results they are sure to adore. This tutorial even comes with a free sewing pattern for you to download to make the teaching that little bit easier.

simple hand sewn tote bag

3. Russian doll lavender bags

These adorable little Russian doll lavender bags are a fab project for getting kids learning to sew. Mix up the faces and colours to customise the doll, stuff with your little one’s favourite scent and ta-da! A great handmade item they can hand sew and gift to their family, friends and favourite teachers.

handmade Russian doll lavender sachets

4. Sock snakes

Keep the kiddies entertained with this quick and easy project - sock snakes from GrosGrainFab! All those odd socks lying around will come in handywith this sssssnazzy make!

sock snake project

5. Sew a superhero mask

Costume parties, halloween or just for fun, this simple superhero mask tutorial by Kelsey is a super beginner project for the kids.

DIY superhero mask

6. DIY heart hand warmers

These little hand warmers from Amy at The Idea Room have made our hearts skip a stitch! Super cute, hand sewing project,perfect for teaching children how to sew.

DIY heart hand warmer project

7. Monster bookmarks

These monster bookmarks from RedTedArt are a must-have for your own little monsters! Felt is a great material to use for hand sewing projects like this one. It makes it easy to see where you’re threading and allows for some little mistakes along the way. 

monster bookmark kids sewing project

8. Hanging heart mobile

This DIY heart mobile from RedTedArt is just too cute! Your little ones are bound to fall in love with sewing with projects like this one.

DIY heart mobile

9. Tooth fairy pillow

This tooth fairy pillow from Martha Stewart is just so cute! Enchant your kids with the magic of the tooth fairy and making with this easy sewing project for kids. Once they have the basics, this project will bring all their skills together for fantastic results.

tooth fairy pillow sewing project for kids

10. Pencil and notebook case

Kate’s gorgeous pencil and notebook case is another great kid’s sewing projects.Get your little ones to personalise their make with fabric and embellishments! 

handmade pencil and notebook case

With so many easy sewing projects for kids there’s no stopping your little ones from becoming amazing makers! Give your kids a few hand sewing lessons so they’re confident in their sewing skills and they’ll be whipping up sewing patterns and moving onto machine sewing projects in no time!

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About the author

Holly Butteriss

Holly Butteriss is the Content Coordinator at LoveCrafts. Working closely with designers and influencers, Holly aims to inspire makers with lovely content and believes that “self expression is good for the soul”. Creative at heart, Holly will give any craft a go if she doesn’t have her nose in a book!

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