20 Kid Approved Crafts: Easy Sewing Projects to Keep Them Busy

By: Annie Rosean, Editor for AllFreeSewing

When your kids are at home and you need them to stay occupied, dip into this collection of kids' sewing projects, 21 Kid Approved Crafts: Easy Sewing Projects to Keep Them Busy. This rowdy roundup of sewing projects for beginners will keep your kids entranced from the moment they begin the project to the end of the day when they're through playing with it. That's the beauty of making homemade toys. The process captures their attention and the product captures their imagination. Give these easy sewing projects a try with your kids to keep them busy.

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20 Kid Approved Crafts: Easy Sewing Projects to Keep Them Busy
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Kids' Homemade Games


Ahoy Matey Costume

  1. Battleships Folders Tutorial – Easy sewing projects like these are great for older kids. They'll know that they can put together this beginner's sewing pattern and they'll have hours of fun in store with the game.
  2. Ahoy Matey Costume – Ahoy, indeed! Make a costume with your kids and their imagination will open up. Craft ideas for kids don't get much more fun than this one.
  3. Tic Tac Toe Yo Yo Game – There's a reason why this is one of parents' favorite easy sewing projects. When the kids are stuck inside these yo-yos make a great kids' sewing project.
  4. Bean Bag Toss Toy – Add this easy sewing project your homemade games. This is a wonderful way teach kids how to sew. Plus, it will get them outside tossing bean bags on a sunny day.
  5. Child's Outdoor Tent – Easy sewing projects that get the kids outdoors are great. Don't be dissuaded by the size of this project; despite being a large-scale venture this DIY tent is still a simple sewing project.

Battleships Folders TutorialChild's Outdoor Tent


  1. Fabric I Spy Book Tutorial – If you have a long road trip ahead of you try out this kids' sewing project. Keep the noise down in the car by creating this homemade game with your child.
  2. Travel Activity Packs – It doesn't matter if you're on a road trip or not, your kids will love how portable this game is. 
  3. Times Tables Memory Game Pockets Tutorial – Thanks to kids' homemade games like this one, your child can keep their minds fresh and have fun at the same time.
  4. How to Sew a Memory Cards Game – Not much has changed over the years; reinvent this memory game and your kids will spend hours on it.
  5. Quite Clever Quilted Travel Game – This DIY game will be a welcome addition on your road trips.

Homemade Toys for Kids

Sewing Pattern for Pillow PetStuffed Elephant Pattern


  1. Beanie Sock Giraffe - Teach your kids how to upcycle by making a homemade toy with them. Easy sewing projects like these are keepers.
  2. “Bonjour” the Bear Simple as Pie – What child doesn't have a best friend in a teddy bear? Make this kids' sewing project and you'll give your child a lifetime of imaginative memories.
  3. 10 Minute Toy Sling – This is a simple sewing project that your kids can participate in. They'll be thrilled to make a sling for their bitty baby.
  4. Sewing Pattern for Pillow Pet – If your child has visited a friend's house and laid eyes on pillow pets, they probably want one. Add this pattern to your easy sewing projects that you can engage in with your kids. Once they have a pillow pet to cuddle up with they'll sleep soundly, giving you a little “you” time.
  5. Stuffed Elephant Pattern – Who wouldn't want to cuddle up with this homemade toy? For a kids' sewing project that will engage an emotional response in your child, make a plush toy.

Fast Floppy Finned Fat Quarter Fish

  1. Buzzing Buddies – If the little ones can't participate much in making this handmade toy, they can at least watch while you put it together quickly. Anyone from a baby to toddler would love this cuddly cutie.
  2. Easy Button Rings – Easy sewing projects like these rings will let your kids dress up and learn basic sewing skills.
  3. Shark Stuffed Softie – You know your kids better than anyone, which means you know this DIY softie is perfect for them.
  4. Fast Floppy Finned Fat Quarter Fish – For the sea-enthusiast, create this cute stuffed fish out of mere fat quarters.
  5. Old Sweater Wool Dryer Ball – Homemade toy is a great craft to make with your kids; explore how wool reacts to heat with this sem-experiment and have some fun with the results!
  6. Grump in the Night Monsters - Make the monster for under the bed and he won't be quite as scary!


21 DIY Toys, Stuffed Animal Patterns & More21 DIY Toys, Stuffed Animal Patterns & More: How to Make Games for Kids has even more ideas on how to keep your kids busy during rainy days at home.







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