National Sewing Month 2013: Easy Sewing Projects to Make for Kids

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National Sewing Month 2013

When it comes to raising a family, one of the biggest changes a parent can expect is an increased cost of living. Kids are cute and wonderful, and raising them is a very rewarding experience, but it is also extremely costly. Fortunately for the sewists of the world, it’s easy to take some of the expense out of expanding your family and bringing children into the world.

There are plenty of projects you can sew for kids. From toys to clothes to school supplies and more, you can find a sewing pattern to fill just about any need you or your kids might have. By sewing the essentials (and non-essentials) for your children, you can provide for them without sacrificing quality to save money.

Bargain brands can be risky, and the cheap versions of some products quickly wear out and need to be replaced. Rather than deal with those headaches, you can sew high quality products for your kids at a fraction of the retail cost. Check out all the sewing projects below to find ideas, inspiration, and free tutorials so you can sew anything and everything your kids will need.

Baby Name Embroidery PatternDinosaur Tail for Dress-Up







Alphabetical Guide of Easy Sewing Projects to Make for Kids

10 Minute Toy Sling

4th of July Shirts

Adorable Dragon Shoes

Adorable Owl Fleece Hat Sewing Pattern

Aladdin Pants

Baby Name Embroidery Pattern

Bag and Play Mat in One

Beanie Sock Giraffe

Bear Necessities Hoodie

Bee Quilt Pattern

Buzzing Buddies

Checkered Maxwell Top

Child’s Tool Belt

Comfy Car Seat Shoulder Straps

Crayon Storage Roll-Up

Dinosaur Tail for Dress-Up

DIY Sleeping Bag Pack

Embroidered Family Portrait Pillow

Embroidered Reusable Snack Bag

Fabric Beach Balls

Fabric Tea Party

Felt Christmas Cookies

Felt Toy Truck

Fleece Fox Puppet

Fluffy Fleece Bunny

Furry Creature Cups

Green-Eyed Monster Pillow

Hanging Crib Toy Bag

How to Decorate a Fort — Pirate Theme

How to Make a Superhero Cape

How to Sew a Memory Cards Game

Little Birdie Costume

No Name Picture Pal Project

Patchwork Skirt with Pleated Pockets

Quite Clever Quilted Travel Game

Recycled Denim Initial Keychain

Sewn Hamburger

Skateboard Sling Tutorial

Fleece Fox PuppetPatchwork Skirt with Pleated Pockets








Teach Kids How to Sew

Whether sewing is your full time job or just a hobby, you love what you do and you’d love to see your kids share that passion. You can pass on your love for sewing to your kids by showing them how it’s done.

While it’s great to bond with kids over a mutual interest, teaching kids a skill can become very difficult and can quickly make sparks fly. In order to cut down on any arguing or frustration in the teaching process, you can use these free tutorials to help everything along. Because all of these sewing tutorials are accessible online, you and your kids can revisit them for a refresher whenever you’d like.



What is the most valuable sewing lesson you’ve ever learned?




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  1. Kaitlin says

    I think my best sewing lesson would have been to cut accurately. Too many times have I tried to ‘fudge’ it and ended up with a less-than-stellar result.

    That Benina machine is BEAUTIFUL!

  2. Allie says

    Everything my grandma taught my sisters and I about quilting. She is no longer sewing, but we are so happy to be able to use everything she taught us in the past.

  3. patti Marie says

    Sewing has been a lifesaver, fun, rewarding, and a real money saver, too. Thank you to a loving Mother, now in heaven, and thank YOU for being a surrogate Mom to all of us.

  4. Pam says

    As my home economics teacher said so many time, always do your construction pressing. Always press seams. 🙂

  5. Angie says

    If you are using a pattern read through the directions first. Don’t hurry ,Always recheck everything from the laying out of the fabric to the laying out of the pattern pieces so you don’t make a costly mistake!

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