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When it's time for the kids to go back to school, they're going to need new supplies and clothing. Since you love free sewing patterns (just like we do) we're sharing 6 free sewing patterns for kids that are great for heading back to school!
All year long we've provided different kinds of sewing projects, tutorials and ideas. Now we've rounded them all up to determine the most loved ideas of the year. Here are the projects readers like you chose as the top sewing tutorials of 2012.
With just 15 minutes you can make this sewn project that's good for the environment and your wallet! Stop spending money on plastic sandwich bags and instead pack lunches in the 15 minute fabric lunch wrap. Throw it in a reusable lunch tote too!
Don't throw out your old jeans! They might not fit anymore, but that doesn't mean you can't create something new from them. If you're like me, you've got at least a few pairs that have seen better days. Now it's time to deconstruct with these 27 Ideas for What to Make with Old Jeans. All of these sewing projects are useful and durable so set aside a little time and bring your denim back to life. The great thing about refashioning with denim? Anything is possible.
When the first day of school rolls around you'll need to get the kids prepared. Take a half hour and make the 30 Minute Little Boy's Messenger Bag to hold his school belongings. It's a great alternative to a backpack. An adorable end product, you and yours will be very happy for taking the little time to make this DIY bag. Use it for years for various purposes.
Getting ready to head back to school can exhaust a family before classes even begin. Students require a lot of materials and they can come at a hefty price. Your kids need a lunch bag, writing utensils, folders, notebooks, and a book bag to carry it all. Let's not forget about organizers, cases, and covers for all of these supplies. Prepare your kids to head back to school without putting a dent in your bank account by sewing some of the necessities. If you're ready to get sewing, check out these 34 Easy Sewing Projects for Heading Back to School.
The 35 free skirt sewing patterns you'll find in this collection offer DIY ideas for how to make skirts that are not only inexpensive, but are fun to make and stylish. The results will have you smiling and others complimenting your crafty abilities!
What with all of the projects you have cooking, it probably slipped you mind that learning how to make a pencil case is an extremely useful project. For example, this 4 Strip Pencil Sleeve offers a place-holder for utensils of all sorts. Sew a pencil sleeve with some extra scraps and use it to store not only pencils, but knitting needles and crochet hooks as well. If you're a crafty folk you know that a DIY pouch of this caliber should not be ignored. Make a pencil case for a quick, easy, and useful project.
Make this Back to School Desk Bag for kids. It's a great place to store notebooks, pens, pencils, and more. Sewn school supplies like this one are an easy way to personalize and organize.