6 Free Sewing Projects to Make for Going Back to School
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45+ Free Printable Sewing Patterns for Kids
Share the magic of sewing with your little guys using this collection of free sewing patterns for kids! You'll love having another sewing enthusiast in the house.
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The only thing better than sewing yourself is sharing your love of the craft with your kids.
With this adorable, stylish, and kooky collection, 45+ Free Printable Sewing Patterns for Kids, you can inspire the sewing spirit in your little ones by letting them join in on the fun!
These tutorials are all simple enough for your kids to do. With a little guidance and parental supervision, any child can whip up their own doll clothes, school supplies, or Christmas tree ornaments!
Since all of these designs include free printable patterns, you won’t even have to worry about having to free-hand a single stitch. Just follow the instructions, and your kids can sew anything.
Even if your kids aren’t keen on needles and thread, you can still sew up designs they’ll love. Sew them a handmade toy or a new pajama set, and they won’t stop thanking you! They won’t even suspect how easy these pieces were for you to make! Beginner sewists can find countless simple patterns in this assortment of kid-friendly pieces.
Not only are these patterns a cinch to sew, but they’re also budget-friendly. There’s no need to pay for expensive fabric store patterns when you have this collection at your fingertips.
Toys, holiday decorations, and even DIY doll clothing tutorials will keep you from having to pay through the nose at the kids’ store check-out. Best of all, you can even save a fortune on kids’ clothes by finding chic designs in our list of free kids’ clothes patterns!
If you have kids and want to find patterns you’ll all fall head-over-heels for, then there’s nothing holding you back: say goodbye to dead-end internet searches and store-bought patterns with these free printable sewing patterns for kids!
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Sewing Patterns for Toys
Unlike toys that you buy at the store, toys you sew are always special. Sewn with love and customized with your favorite designs, colors, and fabrics, these DIY kids' toys are guaranteed to bring a smile to any child's face.
Sew snuggly softies, like the Counting Sheep Sock Animals (shown), for fabric friends your kids will cuddle all night long, or sew games that will keep your kids enthralled for hours.
You don't have to choose just one. Sew each of these toys for a collection that will bring your kids endless fun. Whichever patterns you choose, though, you're guaranteed to enjoy sewing them as much as you do playing with them!
Your kids know the story of the tortoise and the hare, and now you can make the story come alive with a Peekaboo Plush Turtle! Your kids will love the soft shell design of these pastel critters.
Teddy Bear Taggie Blanket Pattern
Taggie blankets can't be matched when it comes to fun and educational toys. Stimulate your baby's brain growth and give a cozy gift when you sew up this Teddy Bear Taggie Blanket Pattern.
If your little man loves the idea of big trucks, then he’ll love this Dump Truck Softie Pattern! Even though the dump truck design is strong and powerful, the softie is cuddle-friendly.
Soft, slow, and sweet, sloths are always a fan favorite when it comes to quirkily cute animals. Now your kids can snuggle with their favorite creatures with this Sloth Lovie Kids Pattern.
Raindrops Bean Bag DIY Kids’ Game
Teach your kids colors, numbers, and fine motor skills with one super fun, colorful game! Toss raindrop bean bags onto the differently colored umbrella sections for a game you’ll play for hours.
DIY Pillow Pet-Inspired Puppy Plush
This plush puppy pattern is ideal for road trips because you don’t need to pack both a stuffed animal and a pillow! With one unique folding design, this knockoff pillow-pet does two jobs at once!
Soaring Seams DIY Toy Airplane
Let your little pilot’s dreams soar with this clever take on a classic paper airplane design. Stabilizer and stitches will keep this Soaring Seams DIY Toy Airplane flying high for hours on end.
Free Kids' Clothes Patterns
Though it's always fun to go on a shopping spree with your little ones, it can be expensive buying them new clothes whenever they go up a size. Eliminate the hassle and the cost of growing wardrobes by sewing your own DIY kids' clothes!
Your children will love developing their fashion sense by choosing their own cuts and fabrics. This collection has everything from girly pieces, like The Twirly Dress Free Pattern (shown), to PJ's that will last through every naptime.
If you're ready to give your kids clothes that will instantly boost their confidence, then look through this adorable list!
Girl’s Ribbon Pillowcase Dress Tutorial
You don’t need to waste money buying expensive fabric when you have this clever upcycling tutorial at your disposal! Transform an old pillowcase into a cute, stylish, and comfy dress your little girl will adore.
With a babydoll neckline and a loose torso, this classically designed English Garden Girl's Dress is the only piece your daughter needs this summer. She'll love twirling in this cute piece!
Any growing girl will love the cool, casual vibes of this A-Line Pullover Dress Pattern. Dress it up with a necklace and ballet flats or dress it down with a pair of sneakers. This dress can go anywhere!
Want to start the school year with your best foot forward? Then you should dress your little girl up in an outfit that will have her earning every gold star in class: the Teacher's Pet Dress Pattern!
Secret Cinderella Simple Blouse Pattern
Score major fashion points this autumn with a flowy top your daughter will love! The fall colors and causal stripes of this design will look darling from class to the pumpkin patch.
When you're sewing your own clothes, why change a classic? Your son will love the comfy, sporty look of this plain Long Sleeve T-Shirt. He can even wear it during the day or as PJs!
Is there anything more fun than dressing up for a festive occasion? Your little girl will love showing off her Sunday best in this twirly, girly, and springy Easter Morning DIY Dress.
You won't believe how easy it is to sew up a whole collection of t-shirts with this one pattern. Your son will love playing outside in this casual cotton tee, and he can even add personalized appliques!
Adjustable Free Apron Patterns
When your little sous chef wants to help you in the kitchen, make sure her clothes are covered in this handy Free Apron Pattern! This adjustable design makes it perfect for all sizes.
Get your boys ready for beach season with this Boys Free Tank Top! He won't have to hide his arms under layers of fabric with this summer-friendly cut, so he can play in the sun all day long!
Brilliant, twirly, playful, and bright, this Rainbow Panels Circle Skirt hits all of the marks for a fashion-forward girl! Even your daughter can fall in love with vintage 70s fashion with this design.
Your little girl won't be able to resist the comfy and stylish vibes of this Flowy Free Toddler Dress. This design is even light enough to let your girl play all day long!
Give your daughter's closet a fun, floral update this spring with the skirt everyone is talking about: the Sunny Day Girl's Skirt! There's nothing more comfortable than this skirt's elastic waist.
No budding diva can resist the glam sparkle of this Glitzy Girl's Skirt pattern! With light-catching sequins lining the entire design, this skirt is sure to draw doting eyes wherever your daughter goes.
You won't have to fight your kids to go to bed when they have snug pajamas like these to cuddle in! Give your children a good night's sleep every night with this plush pattern.
Easy Long Sleeve T-Shirt with Hoodie Pattern
If you have a little skater boy on your hands, then he'll love this casual and cool Long Sleeve T-Shirt with Hoodie Pattern. Your boy will love his new cutting-edge look.
Sewing Projects for School
If you find it a challenge to get psyched for going back to school, then there's one simple way to drum up enthusiasm: sewing your own school supplies!
Put a personalized spin on all of your school gear with these free printable patterns, and your kids will be the envy of all their peers. Your children can even express their unique personalities through these sewing projects. Is your little girl an animal lover? Then she'll love toting around her Fox Pencil Case Pattern (shown) from class to class!
Help your star students be both prepared and excited for school this fall with these printable school tutorials.
Magnificent Minion Pencil Case Sewing Pattern
Do your kids go crazy for Minions merchandise? Then they should bring the fun of their favorite characters to school in this kooky Minion DIY Pencil Case! Everyone will want to know where they got it.
Back to school season also means that it's back to packing lunches. Organize your kids' lunch boxes with ease using this Cutlery Zip Bag. You'll love ditching plastic silverware!
Back-to-school season is great for supply shopping, but what about accessories? When it starts to get chilly this September, prepare your kids with the funniest and fluffiest fall gear around!
Guinea Pig DIY Elastic Book Band
Your kids won’t have to worry about losing their places in their school books with this quirky Guinea Pig DIY Elastic Book Band! Now your furry friends can come with you on every reading adventure.
There are never too many ways to prepare for back-to-school season. Find out even more ways to sew your way through September with this free, downloadable eBook: 6 Sewing Projects to Make for Going Back to School Free eBook
Free Printable Doll Clothes Patterns
What better way to encourage your little girl's fashionista spirit than by letting her design her own doll's clothes? She'll love dressing up her best friend in designs that she can't find anywhere else.
From chic everyday clothes, like the lovely Lacy Dress DIY Doll Clothes (shown), to dress-up pieces that will make any game of pretend fun, this collection has a piece for everything.
The best part? Because doll clothes are so small, these patterns take almost no time and no fabric to make.
When your little girl goes to a slumber party, make sure both she and her best friend are properly prepared! They'll both get a full night's rest with this cozy doll sleeping bag pattern.
Both you and your daughter will want one of these vogue blazers after sewing it for your doll! Now your daughter's doll can look elegant wherever she goes, even when it's chilly outside.
Does your little girl dream of becoming a doctor? Her best doll friend can help her achieve her dreams with these realistic Scrubs Doll Clothes. Your doll will look like a certified surgeon in minutes.
If your daughter dreams of taking on the corporate world, she's going to need the outfit for it! Let her doll show her the ropes of sleek business wear with these lovely doll work pants.
Looking for even more doll clothes sewing tutorials? Find a cute outfit for your girl’s best friend in this mega-collection whether you’re hitting the beach or heading to work! 46+ Free Doll Clothes Patterns & Accessories
Holiday Sewing Patterns
No matter the holiday, it's always fun to get in a festive mood. Now your kids can lead the celebratory spirit by sewing up their own holiday decorations!
Get hour house ready for Santa with holly jolly DIY Christmas decor, like the Fun Kids Christmas Stocking Pattern (shown), or practice your best scary face with sewn Halloween characters. You can even find kid-friendly sewing patterns for Easter in this comprehensive list!
Don't let any season of the year pass without notice with these ultra-fun printable holiday patterns.
Felt Stars DIY Christmas Decorations
There’s no Christmas design more classic than the star. Brighten up your Christmas tree with starlight, and your kids will love picking out colors for this simple dual-toned felt stars DIY design!
Hogwarts House Ornament Pattern
If you or your kids love Harry Potter, then they'll go nuts over these super simple felt Hogwarts House Ornaments! Find out which house you belong to and customize your Christmas tree with magical flair.
If your kids are tech-savvy, then they’re sure to love these adorable felt emoji ornaments! Choose your favorite designs and hang them on the Christmas tree for decorations that will make you smile.
Forget about Casper! There's never been a friendly ghost than this huggable felt Friendly Ghost Toy Pattern. Your kids won't be scared this Halloween with this spectral pal by their side.
Teddy and the Haunted House Quiet Book Pattern
Did you know that you can sew a book? Take your kids on a spooky Halloween adventure without having to leave the house with this Teddy and the Haunted House Quiet Book Pattern.
Oven-Warm Gingerbread DIY Hand Warmers
When your kids want to frolic in the winter snow, it’s important that they stay warm! Keep those little hands toasty by popping these Oven-Warm Gingerbread DIY Hand Warmers in the microwave.
Halloween Character Trick-Or-Treat Bag Patterns
When you have a monster-sized candy haul after trick-or-treating, you’re going to need a bag that’s up to the task. Share your sweet treats with your favorite spooky characters with these Halloween bags.
Free Baby Sewing Patterns
Whether you're sewing for your newborn, making a baby shower gift, or looking for patterns your kids can sew for their newest siblings, this list of baby projects has something for you!
Sew up positively precious clothing patterns, like the Booty Buttons Baby Pants Pattern (shown), and your baby is guaranteed to be the cutest one at any playdate.
Who knew a baby could make so much mess? Protect your precious one's darling clothes at mealtime with this giant bib. You'll never have to scrub out applesauce stains again!
Beach Baby Free Tankini Pattern
Your little one will make a splash this summer in the cutest bathing suit around! With just the right amount of frill and a full tankini top, your baby girl will be comfy enough to play in the water for hours.
Knit Baby Hat Sewing Pattern
Keep your bundle of joy toasty from head to toes with this Knit Baby Hat Sewing Pattern! You can have this ultra-soft piece in under an hour, and you won’t even have to worry about fraying fabric.
Felt Ninja Baby Mobile Pattern
If your baby was a kicker in your belly, chances are you have a little ninja on your hands! Keep your baby’s kung-fu instinct strong with this Felt Ninja Baby Mobile Pattern, and you’ll love your nursery decor.
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Jun 27, 2022
I started when I was 11. Now, at 74, I have been sewing for 63 years!
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8! Making doll clothes. My mother taught me and let me use her machine!
Sep 29, 2018
#NationalSewingMonth 47 yes late start, still learning
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Sep 28, 2018
I remember sewing with my grandmother, who made slipcovers for chain department stores when I was in middle school, about 12 years old. She helped me make my shorts for the volleyball team. Before that I never had an interest in sewing.
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