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26+ Easy Projects for Kids to Sew

This list includes some of the coolest and fun easy sewing projects for kids.

Updated July 16, 2019
26 Easy Projects for Kids to Sew

Sewing isn't just for adults. In fact, sewing is one of the most important skills for children to learn. Though few have home economics classes anymore, learning how to sew at a young age will help them develop important fine motor skills. Not to mention patience and the ability to sew a button when needed.

Our collection, 26+ Easy Projects for Kids to Sew, is a great page to start with when your children want to start sewing. We are starting with embroidery and have some very simple tutorials and patterns to share with you. Embroidery for kids is fun and easy, with creative, uncomplicated designs.

After learning embroidery, they'll already be a step ahead for many of the felt sewing patterns we have in the next section. Felt is one of the easiest materials to work with so kids will have a lot of fun with the projects there.

As a bonus, we have a section of no-sew fabric projects. If they aren't ready to sew, get them working with and understanding fabric so that they are able to sew with it when ready.

PLUS! Watch the video right below with your child to learn one of the most basic embroidery stitches, the straight stitch. Most embroidery projects shared in this collection us a version of this stitch and so it will be helpful for them to learn.

Simple Embroidery for Children

Embroidery can range from easy to complicated depending on what you're doing. If you're simply adding a few stitches to a piece, such as a face, then it's a quick project. However, when you get more advanced, you start to learn more complicated stitches or create more intricate scenes with embroidery thread. The projects in the list below include some of the best beginner projects for kids.

Depending on their age and experience level, you may want to help them out with a few of these but most are simple enough for them to do on their own as a first, second, or third project. Many sewing projects involve some sort of hand sewing or embroidery, so it's a great thing to learn as a child.

Felt Sewing Projects for Kids

It's rare to find someone who doesn't like working with felt. Kids love it, adults love it. Not only is it one of the easiest fabrics to work with but it's inexpensive and there are tons of color options. The easy felt sewing projects below include a wide variety of patterns, from animals and food to holidays and nature.

If you don't have felt, fleece is a smart alternative. It's a little softer and thicker, which makes it slightly more difficult to cut but it's still one of the best fabrics for kids and can be swapped out for most felt crafts. Most of these sewing patterns also involve embroidery in some way, too.

BONUS! Kid-Friendly No-Sew Fabric Projects

Just in case they aren't ready for the needle and thread or if they want to take a break and work with fabric in different ways, check out these easy no-sew fabric crafts. These projects replace the needle and thread with glue or folding or just involve cutting fabric and attaching other materials. After these, they can be more confident starting one of the previous easy projects for kids to sew.

Keep in mind, some of these fabric projects involve a hot glue gun. If that's the case, help your child or use an alternative. Always know the skill level that works for your child before starting any of these projects. Fortunately, most of these are super simple and won't cause any trouble for children.

Read on to see more kid-approved sewing patterns >>
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